Derek Dorsett had two goals and an assist to help lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Friday.
It almost made for a remarkable comeback. Evander Kane scored with 8.9 seconds in regulation to cap a three-goal, third-period comeback for the Buffalo Sabres, only to see David Perron score in overtime to clinch a 5-4 victory for the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night.
But for all of the positives to be drawn from the Sabres’ late-game effort, Phil Housley was more concerned with what happened early. Read more at sabres.nhl.com
Justin Bailey made in immediate impact in his first NHL game this season. The winger scored on his first shift and it helped Buffalo win its first game.
Bailey scored twice in Rochester’s opener on October 6th, and felt things were going well down there, “I felt pretty good. I think our team down there has come together pretty closely and it’s been a pretty good start down there for sure.” Read more at wgr550.com
It was Phil Housley’s first victory as an NHL coach.
Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal with two minutes remaining to break a tie, and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 at Staples Center on Saturday.
With Dustin Brown setting a screen in front of the net, Doughty beat goalie Robin Lehner to make it 3-2 with his first goal of the season. Tanner Pearson scored into an empty net to make it 4-2 with 13 seconds left. Read more at nhl.com
The Los Angeles Kings scored on all three of their power play chances, helping them defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Saturday night at Staples Center. Buffalo is still winless on the season.
Buffalo went to the power play nearly halfway through the first period thanks to a turnover created in their own zone. Ryan O’Reilly was able to steal the puck from Jake Muzzin at the blue line and skated into the Kings’ zone before being slashed on the hands. Muzzin was called for the minor as O’Reilly and Evander Kane were not able to connect on a scoring chance. The blue and gold failed to score on the man advantage. Read more at wgr550.com
The Sabres celebrated Kids Day on Monday. Don’t blame the children if they became fans of the New Jersey Devils.
There was virtually no reason to cheer for Buffalo.
The kids in attendance received free ice cream samples, and the Devils got free passes to the Buffalo net. It was an ugly outing for the home team, which fell to 0-2-1 with a 6-2 beatdown in KeyBank Center. Read more at buffalonews.com
John Tavares and Casey Cizikas scored twice apiece Saturday night for the host New York Islanders, who rode a flurry of second-period goals to a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in the home opener at Barclays Center.
Tavares, Cizikas and Josh Bailey scored within a 1:47 span in the second for the Islanders (1-1-0), who bounced back from a 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Anthony Beauvillier added a third-period goal and Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves. Read more at The Sports Xchange