Sabres Finally Win Two In A Row
It took nearly four months to do it, but the Buffalo Sabres finally put back to back wins together when they resoundingly beat the Detroit Red Wings 7 to 1 on Saturday night. Two nights after a 5-2 win over Ottawa it gives the Sabres two victories in a row for the first time since December. As a bonus they also ended a 14-game winless streak on the road.
Jeff Skinner scored twice to reach the 40-goal plateau. Defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Brandon Montour scored power play goals. Sam Reinhart, Conor Sheary and Zemgus Girgensons also scored while Jack Eichel drew a pair of assists.
Meanwhile at the other end of the ice Linus Ullmark stopped 23 shots to pick up the win in one of the Sabres' most dominant victories of the season.
But after a season that started with so much promise with a 10-game winning streak and quickly spiraled downward there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. No doubt this team needs more changes. They have a good nucleus of players and the very young players have a year of experience under their belts. But it will be interesting to see who on this year's team will be playing elsewhere, if they continue to play at all.
Next up for the Sabres is to find out in what position they'll draft their first pick. They finished the season in 27th place overall in the NHL standings meaning they have an 8.5% chance of landing the Number-1 overall draft pick. The draft lottery will be held Tuesday night in Toronto.