Gamenight: Tampa scores on PP, lead Sabres 1-0 in first

November 28, 2017

The Sabres get back to the ice, for the first of three games this week. The blue and gold currently scoreless with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Check back throughout the game for updates.

First Period

15:50 - There is good jump from the Sabres to start the gane. They are going to need it with the waves of offense that Tampa is going to bring shift after shift.

11:28 - Robin Lehner has held up well to start. He has not been tested too much, but has had to make five saves early. Buffalo is playing good team defense in front of their goaltender, which is something we haven't been able to say every night this season.

5:31 - Buffalo is good keeping up with the Lightning, going up and down the ice, and creating scoring chances. The line of Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, and Sam Reinhart are once again creating offense as a line. It is a good line, but the problem is the only time it seems like Sam is able to create any offense is when he is paired with Jack. 

4:27 - Jordan Nolan takes the first penalty of the game for hooking. We'll see if Tampa's power play can get the better of Buffalo's special teams.

3:31 - LIGHTNING GOAL. An unfortunate bounce off the stick of Johan Larsson re-directs Mikhail Sergachev's shot from the point and allows the puck to get past Robin Lehner who was tracking it the other direction. An bad break for Buffalo who was playing the PK very well for the first minute. 1-0 TB.

Goal Summary

BUF: none
TB: 16:29 - Mikhail Sergachev (6) PPG (Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat)

Penalty Summary

BUF: 15:33 - Jordan Nolan (2 min., hooking)
TB: none