You can't criticize the Buffalo Sabres' effort on Saturday afternoon. They played about as hard as they could against a veteran San Jose Sharks team, but the bounces just didn't go their way in a 3-2 loss to drop their season record to 3-7-2. A controversial video review took away a goal and that was the difference.
As poorly as the Buffalo Sabres played Monday night in New Jersey, for most of two and a half periods Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks they played even worse. They were booed off the ice at the end of the second period. But the Sabres scored three straight goals in a span of 3:29 to tie the game to send it to overtime where Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game to win it 5-4.
Sometimes one team just has another team's number. Try as they might the Buffalo Sabres just don't seem to have a whole lot of luck when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins. But it's a different story when they play the San Jose Sharks. Friday night the Sabres beat the Sharks in San Jose for the fifth straight time. In the last 10 games against the Sharks overall the Sabres are 9-0-1.
Because of the massive snowstorm that was pounding the southern half of the city and areas to the south and east of Buffalo thousands of fans weren't able to make it to First Niagara Center for Tuesday night's Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks...
In two games out west the Sabres have yet to give up a goal. Ryan Miller posted his second straight shutout making 39 saves as the Sabres held off the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Thursday night. That came just one night after he made 43 saves in a 2-0 win in Anaheim on Wednesday night. So that's 82 saves in consecutive nights for the Sabres goaltender.
The Sabres rebounded from an overtime loss in Denver to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-nothing in the second game of a 3-game road trip. Rookie Luke Adam, Jochen Hecht and Thomas Vanek scored the goals while Ryan Miller stopped 36 shots for his 3rd shutout of the season.