I missed the later goal when my wife came home after the second period, but I just can’t get too worked up over this loss. Miller played better, which was my main concern. There needs to be some more scoring. They didn’t take many shots, and when they did, they seemed to go right into Anderson’s chest.
The Sabres forwards, almost to a man, deserve much of the blame for last night’s game. Nine of Buffalo’s anemic 23 shots came from the blue liners, including the only two guys to have more than two shots (Sekera and Ehrhoff), and the only Sabre to score (Leopold). On a night where you give up five shots to Erik Condra and SIX to Chris Neil, that’s not good enough. I’m perfectly OK with any shake-ups Darcy wants to try for the forward group, although getting everyone back healthy might count as a shake-up too.
Buffalo next plays tomorrow night in Toronto.