For two periods the Buffalo Sabres didn't have much going for them. The Winnipeg Jets effectively shut down the Sabres and had a wide edge in shots on goal. It all seemed to change when head coach Dan Balsyma ripped into his team during a TV timeout. From that point the Sabres outshot the Jets 26-9 while scoring three times in the third period for a 4-3 comeback victory.
The Buffalo Sabres have put together a modest two-game winning streak. After blowing a 3-0 lead in Philadelphia and losing in a shoot out, then falling completely flat at home against Minnesota, the Sabres blanked Florida on Saturday afternoon then beat Winnipeg on the road on Sunday 3-1.
It says a lot about the future of the Buffalo Sabres when their three goal scorers in a comeback victory are the youngest players on the team. 20-year old Hudson Fasching, 20-year old Sam Reinhart and 19-year old Jack Eichel all scored in the Sabres 3-2 come from behind win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon at First Niagara Center. The win completed a two-game season sweep of the Jets
After 6 straight losses the Buffalo Sabres finally found their scoring touch thanks to the first National Hockey League hat trick by rookie Sam Reinhart. Reinhart scored twice in the first period, then iced the game scoring into an empty net in the final minute to lead the Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon.
Last Friday night it was a combination of bad luck and bad goaltending that contributed to a humiliating loss against the New York Rangers. Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets, the Buffalo Sabres got great goaltending from Jonas Enroth, but the Sabres couldn't finish the chances they produced and the Jets walked away with a 2-1 victory and a season sweep of the Sabres.