Buffalo Sabres Hold On To Beat Colorado
Amazing what happens when you score goals in the NHL. The Sabres did just that Tuesday night to win a game in Denver for the first time in 12 years. They beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 to end a four-game losing streak.
The Sabres scored a short-handed goal, a defenseman scored a goal and they were able to hold on to a one-goal lead until they scored into an empty net in the final minute. It's just like real hockey teams do.
Benoit Pouliot opened the scoring with Buffalo's fourth shorthanded goal of the year. Jake McCabe became the first Buffalo defenseman to find the net this season and Evander Kane increased his team scoring lead to 13 goals with a wrap around goal off a set-up from Jack Eichel. Eichel iced the game with an empty-netter.
Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots to pick up the victory.
The Sabres are in Chicago on Friday and finish the road trip in St. Louis on Sunday.