NHL admits it made wrong call in disallowing Sabres' goal
The NHL announced it made the wrong call in disallowing what would have been the Buffalo Sabres’ tying goal in the final minute of a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. In a statement released by the league on Saturday, senior executive VP Colin Campbell said Victor Olofsson’s goal scored with 57 seconds remaining Friday night should have stood because video replays could not “definitively determine” whether the Sabres were offside entering the zone. Sabres coach Don Granato shrugged off the NHL’s admission when speaking prior to Saturday night’s game against the Washington Capitals.news.yahoo.com
Tyler Bertuzzi leads Red Wings’ comeback capped by Moritz Seider’s OT goal
The Detroit Red Wings’ first extended road trip of the season was on the verge of being a complete disaster until Tyler Bertuzzi spearheaded a comeback and Moritz Seider sealed the deal. Seider’s first career goal enabled the Red Wings (5-5-2) to end a four-game slide (0-3-1) in their third consecutive game without captain Dylan Larkin, who is away from the team for personal reasons. Suter is the third player the Red Wings have had centering the top line in Larkin’s absence and his line provided an immediate boost. The Red Wings started strong and had two other glorious opportunities on one-timers from Filip Zadina and Robby Fabbri that Tokarski was quick to move side-to-side to deny. The Sabres took a 3-1 lead at 6:08 of the third period when Arttu Ruotsolainen banged in the rebound of Colin Miller’s shot.mlive.com
Sabres end 18-game skid with 6-1 win over Flyers
Buffalo Sabres celebrate a goal by center Curtis Lazar (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots and the Buffalo Sabres snapped an 18-game skid — the NHL’s longest in 17 years — with a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. It was the first win for Buffalo since a 4-1 victory at New Jersey on Feb. 23, and ended an 0-15-3 streak. The Sabres also snapped a 0-9-2 home skid, one short of matching a franchise record set during the 1990-91 season. After Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov scored 3:50 into the second period, Buffalo responded by closing the period with goals from Fogarty and Casey Mittelstadt.
Eichel scores in shootout, Sabres beat Devils 4-3
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) carries the puck past New Jersey Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jack Eichel scored in a shootout, Linus Ullmark made 31 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Saturday. Victor Olofsson, Tobias Rieder and Eric Staal also scored to help the Sabres improve to 3-0-2 in their past five games. AdJanne Kuokkanen, Ty Smith and Andreas Johnsson scored for New Jersey in former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff’s first trip to Buffalo since taking over the Devils this offseason. Buffalo’s top free-agent acquisition assisted on two goals, tying Eichel for the team lead with nine points in eight games. RUFF’S RETURNRuff served as a Rangers assistant and Stars head coach since being fired by the Sabres in 2013.
Lightning beat Sabres 5-3 to sweep 2-game series in Sweden
Tampa's Steven Stamkos tries to score past Buffalo's Rasmus Dahlin and goalie Carter Hutton during a NHL Global Series hockey match between the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning at the Globen Arena, in Stockholm Sweden, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. ( Jessica Gow/TT News Agency via AP)STOCKHOLM Pat Maroon scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden. Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home crowd, and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves. Tampa Bay also beat Buffalo 3-2 on Friday. Marcus Johansson, another Swede, was in the penalty box when Hedman scored his third goal of the season.