Gamenight: Sabres trail Calgary 3-0 in second period

March 7, 2018
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First Period

16:54 - Chad Johnson had to be big for the Sabres here early, thanks to a defensive zone turnover that nearly turned disastrous. This game is following the mold of Monday's game early.

14:25 - FLAMES GOAL. Another fire drill in the Buffalo zone results in the game's first goal. Sam Bennett is able to find a loose puck as Chad Johnson was not quite in good position in his crease after making the first save. Buffalo now trails by a goal. 1-0 CGY.

11:25 - FLAMES GOAL. This game is going from bad to worse for Buffalo and Johnson in this game. Mark Jankowski is able to sneak a shot through the Sabres' netminder and double the Calgary lead. 2-0 CGY.

6:51 - The Sabres have finally settled down and are moving the puck better than early in the game. Calgary has been swarming, looking for that quick third goal, but have not been able to get it. Shots on goal favor the Flames, 12-3.

2:28 - This is a period that Buffalo is going to want to forget, and fast. I am sure Phil Housley is not pleased with what he is seeing from behind the bench.

End of Period

Goal Summary

BUF: none
CGY: 5:35 - Sam Bennett (10) (Mark Jankowski, Travis Hamonic). 8:35 - Mark Jankowski (12) (Sam Bennett, TJ Brodie)

Penalty Summary

BUF: none
CGY: none

Shots on Goal

BUF - 6, CGY - 17

Second Period

17:39 - Buffalo will head to the man advantage for the first time tonight as Dougie Hamilton is called for high sticking. It is the first penalty of the game, period. There haven't really been many instances where an infraction could have been called so far. 

15:27 - The power play is done, and the best chance actually came for Calgary. Ryan O'Reilly turned the puck over at the Flames' blue line and Jankowski was off to the races on a breakaway. Credit Johnson with a good pad save to keep the score at a two-goal deficit for Buffalo.