Pominville and Sabres Celebrate Big Win
It's been 10 years since the Buffalo Sabres scored nine goals in a game. And the chants of "1, 2, 3, 4....we want (one more whatever the next goal total would be)" rang loud at KeyBank Center on Saturday afternoon. And it brought back memories of the way Memorial Auditorium often sounded especially back in the 1970's.
The Sabres honored winger Jason Pominville before the game for playing 1,000 NHL games by presenting him with a silver sabre, gifts for his wife and children, photographs and an original painting and the fans were given placards with the words "Welcome to Pominvillle, Population 1,000". The Sabres then went out and dominated the Ottawa Senators 9-2.
And almost as if it was scripted that way Pominville was the biggest star of the game. Pominville scored twice and almost had a third, assisted on another goal and finished with a team-high 6 shots.
Jeff Skinner also scored twice to boost his team-leading total to 9 goals on the season. Kyle Okposo, Casey Mittelstadt, Connor Sheary, Patrik Berglund and Zemgus Girgensons also scored. 15 players earned a spot on the score sheet either with a goal or an assist.
At the other end of the ice Linus Ullmark stopped 25 of 27 shots for his third win of the season against an overtime loss.
The fans had fun and so did the team, especially Pominville. After the game he said it was a great presentation and "I feel very fortunate to call this home and have the support of the fans. From top to bottom, it was a pretty great day."