The Sabres entered the night winless in their last seven games against the Panthers, a fact the players didn’t shy away from. They got to Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo early, netting goals from Skinner and Thompson during a first period in which they generated 12 shots.
“I think that was kind of our focus going in,” Thompson said of his team’s recent hiccups against Florida. “We knew the result that we got last time we played them, and it wasn’t what we wanted. I think we went into tonight’s game with a chip on our shoulder and played that way for a full 60.” Read More