Rasmus Dahlin seemed to capture the sentiment of the dressing room following a 5-4 win for the Buffalo Sabres over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, a game they led on three occasions before ultimately finishing the job in a shootout.
Yes, the extra point was significant. But the Sabres felt they should have sealed it sooner.
The Sabres scored twice in the final three minutes to force extra time, and defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout at KeyBank Center.
Nathan Beaulieu scored nearly five minutes into the first period to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead over the Vancouver Canucks. The defenseman was able to pinch in from the blue line and tip home a cross-ice pass from Kyle Okposo to give the game its first score. Okposo and Rasmus Dahlin assisted on the goal. Read More
The Sabres have played two games in Las Vegas and haven’t even been near ready to play in either one. Last season, Buffalo got behind 4-1 before scoring three goals in the last 10 minutes of the third period to get one point out of the game.
In Tuesday’s game, Vegas just ran over the Sabres in the first 20 minutes, but only led 1-0. Shea Theodore busted in down the left wing side and undressed Rasmus Dahlin and beat Carter Hutton short side. Video coach Mat Myers did a great job of getting word down to Phil Housley that the play was offside and the goal was disallowed. It was just one of those nights for the youngster Dahlin who had his worst game as a Sabre. Read More
Rasmus Dahlin scored his first NHL goal 2:45 into the game, and Linus Ullmark made 36 saves for the Buffalo Sabres for his first NHL shutout, a 3-0 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday.
Dahlin, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, pushed the puck into an open net to make it 1-0 after Jeff Skinner drew goalie Antti Raanta out of the crease to play a shot that deflected off the left post directly to Dahlin. Read More
Rasmus Dahlin is aware of the charter flight, the nice hotels and the warm weather awaiting the Buffalo Sabres on the West Coast. Other than that, he admitted he had few ideas in terms of what to expect on his first NHL road trip.
It will be a doozy: five games spanning over nine days, including dates with four teams that were in the Western Conference playoffs last season. The lone exception is a visit to Arizona to kick off the trip on Saturday. Read More