Gamenight: Sabres trail Minnesota 3-1 after one period

November 22, 2017

The Sabres have lost six straight games, and welcome the Minnesota Wild looking to stop their skid. The two teams are scoreless in the first period, check back throughout the game for updates.

First Period

16:09 - Buffalo again has come out with more energy, just like on Monday. However, they have recorded shots on goals, three to be exact, and seem to be playing with more urgency than two days ago. Johan Larsson had a rebound chance go off his stick, that was probably the best chance for the team to this point.

13:05 - The Sabres think they have the game's opening goal with the puck clearly past Devan Dubnyk, but I believe one of the referee's has indicated that he blew the whistle or intended to blow the whistle before the puck crossed the goal line. It is no goal, and the game stays 0-0.

13:05 - SABRES GOAL. I stand corrected. After a video review during the TV timeout, the referee has indicated that is a "good goal" and the call on the ice was overturned. Jason Pominville will get credit for the tally. 1-0 BUF.

11:01 - WILD GOAL. If you took Tyler Ennis over Marcus Foligno in the "who will score first" pool, it would be Ennis. He uses a spin-o-rama move on Victor Antipin and beats Chad Johnson with the backhander. I need my goalie to make that save. 1-1 tie.

7:23 - WILD GOAL. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the shooter and say nice job. Mikael Granlund used Justin Falk as a screen and then unleashed one heck of a wrist shot into the top corner of the net. He totally picked his spot, and now Buffalo trails by a goal. 2-1 MIN.

5:32 - WILD GOAL. It looks like a deflection on the power play has given Minnesota a two-goal lead on Buffalo. Mikko Koivu took the initial shot from the slot. It was a low, whipping wrister that was deflected by Nino Niederreiter at the top of the crease. So much for the good start by the blue and gold. 3-1 MIN.

End of Period

Goal Summary

BUF: 6:55 - Jason Pominville (7) (Evander Kane, Jack Eichel)
MIN: 8:59 - Tyler Ennis (4) (Marcus Foligno, Charlie Coyle). 12:28 - Mikael Granlund (4) (unassisted). 14:28 - Nino Niederreiter (7) PPG(Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter)

Penalty Summary

BUF: 14:00 - Benoit Pouliot (2 min., charging)
MIN: none

Shots on Goal

BUF - 14, MIN - 13