The Buffalo Sabres beat the Boston Bruins last night. They scored FOUR goals, which is a ton for this team. It helps that Chad Johnson was the goalie (not the football player), and let in a couple of butter-soft goals. Of course, it seemed that Miller was going to match him with a rough patch of ‘tending, with two goals by Marchand but those were it for the night.
The goal-scoring came from a variety of sources, and included some hard work in front of the net. Foligno took a Jamie McBain shot off the chest and tapped it in, for instance. I like that Myers scored, even if it was a “hey, might as well try it – it went IN??” goal. Stafford had the game-winner on a wraparound. It was that sort of night for the B’s backup goalie.
Special recognition to Ville Leino for the dive of the week, drawing a tripping call on Milan Lucic. On the downside, karmic retribution came on short-handed goal. Marcus Foligno had the Gordie Howe hat trick.
Buffalo and Boston do it all again on Saturday, with 12:30 tussle in Beantown. I imagine we’ll see Tuukka Rask this time.