A Beautiful Saturday Afternoon

Here along the Lake yesterday afternoon Sabres fans were treated to another emotional home game as the Canadian and the United States of America national anthems were sung by Buffalo native and “The Voice” semi-finalist, Cami Clune who also bravely endures dysautonomia syndrome.

Buffalo Songstress

Mr. Miller was back wearing his black and red white bison head sweater as well as his young son Bodi, Mr. Miller was interviewed before the Anaheim game and talked about the creation of the “Ryan Miller Legacy Fund” and how its work is for cancer pediatrics patients and their families.

Mr. Miller explained how his son was nervous being around the team during overtime last game and asked him what if they lost? Mr. Miller explained what if they win and they pulled it off and as Mr. Cozens was coming off the ice saw his son and gave him the game-winning stick and puck, but it was not something he was asked to do.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Biron

Mr. Miller said he was pulled away with things that were happening and Mr. Cozens and Bodi were off to the side by themselves when Mr. Cozens gave his son the stick, his new favorite player by far laughed Mr. Miller.

G Mr. Anderson, Mr. Miller, Bodi, G Mr. Gibson

Two active goaltenders took the ceremonial faceoff from Mr. Miller and his son as the Sabres took the ice donning the productive black & red white bison sweaters, now scoring 6 goals in each of the 5 out of 6 games sporting the black and red sweaters.

The game itself does not begin emotionally as Mr. Dahlin the Sabres PIM leader added to his collection nearly eight minutes in by shooting the puck over the glass Buffalo penalty killers are called upon early and they respond with a kill.

Mr. Cozens scores his 16th

Halfway through the period the Workhorse from Whitehorse, Mr. Cozens scores the game’s first goal as an encore to his OT winner goal Thursday night by skating around a diving Ducks player and snapping a wicked wrister above the goaltender’s right shoulder for the 1-0 Sabres lead.

Mr. Skinner scored second

The fourth-best power play in the NHL scores again to up the lead to 2-0 as the top offensive line gets the goal as Mr. Skinner nets his 19th assisted by Mr. Tuch and Mr. Thompson and the Sabres end the first period in the lead and on the power play.

Mr. Krebs with the backhand

In the second period, Anaheim scores twice in 3 1/2 minutes, Mr. Krebs scores and Buffalo regains the lead only to see it slip it away by a fortunate “toss” at the net by Anaheim that re-ties the game at three with Anaheim taking 19 SOG for the period.

Mr. Olofsson hits 20 goals

To start the third period Mr. Lyubushkin smacks the puck away from a Ducks player at our blueline so strongly that skating hard Mr. Lyubushkin did not touch the puck again until it was at Anaheim’s blueline and when reaching the faceoff dot passed to Mr. Olofsson who scored.

Mr. Olofsson tallies goal 21

Mr. Olofsson took half a dozen minutes to score his 20th and 21st of the season and give Buffalo the two-goal lead with approximately 12 minutes left in the game then Mr. Krebs six minutes later scored his second of the game for the 6-3 final.

Mr. Krebs scored his second of the game

The Sabres have a four-game road trip in six days beginning Monday in Texas to take on our Cup Finalist nemesis the Stars.

Author: Buffalo Winter


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