Mittelstadt’s SO winner completes comeback win over Canucks

Mittelstadt’s SO winner completes comeback win over Canucks

Casey Mittelstadt skated to center ice for his first NHL shootout attempt knowing exactly what he was going to do. The situation – a comeback and a point in the standings on the line, an announced crowd of 17,451 on their feet – was the sort that might make an average 19-year-old feel butterflies.

Luckily for the Buffalo Sabres, Mittelstadt isn’t an average 19-year-old. He pulled the puck to his backhand as he neared the blue paint, quickly flipped it back to his forehand and tucked a shot behind the skate of Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom. Carter Hutton made a save on Canucks forward Nikolay Goldobin on the next attempt to clinch a 4-3 Sabres win. Read More

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