Buffalo Sabres Fall To The Boston Bruins 2-1
The jump start that the Buffalo Sabres received with the return of Jack Eichel to the lineup lasted only two games. The Boston Bruins essentially shut down Eichel and the Buffalo offense on Saturday afternoon and held on for a 2-1 win.
After scoring three goals and adding an assist in his first two games of the season, Eichel was mostly invisible against the Bruins. And so was the rest of the Buffalo offense as they returned to their goal-starved ways. But give the Bruins and goaltender Tuukka Rask for limiting what the Sabres were allowed to do. Rask made 35 saves to end the Sabres' two-game winning streak.
The lone Buffalo goal was credited to Evander Kane who finally scored his first of the season in the third period.
Defenseman Brendan Guhle made his NHL debut after being called up from his junior team to replace the injured Josh Gorges and he played well. He led the team with 7 shots.
The Sabres play in Washington Monday night then are back home to host Edmonton on Tuesday night.