Sabres Open Western Trip With Shutout Win
The Buffalo Sabres rebounded from Thursday's 6-1 loss with an impressive 3-0 win at Arizona Saturday night in the first of a five-game western road trip. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin scored his first NHL goal early in the first period and it turned out to be the game winner as goaltender Linus Ullmark stopped all 36 shots he faced to pick up the shutout in his first game of the season.
Dahlin's goal was the third of the season by a defenseman after five games. Last year it wasn't until December that any Buffalo defenseman was able to score a goal. Dahlin also becomes the youngest defenseman ever to score a goal in Sabres team history.
Connor Sheary scored on the power play, his third goal in four games. It made it 2-0 at the end of one period and the Sabres held off the Coyotes the rest of the way until Jeff Skinner scored his first goal as a Sabre on a nifty back hand shot after a nice pass from Rasmus Ristolainen.
The Sabres are off until Tuesday night when they continue their road trip with a visit to the Las Vegas Golden Knights.