From the Locker Room: Sabres-Jets

February 10, 2019

Off the back of two late third period goals, the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Sabres by a score of 3-1 on Sunday. Jack Eichel was the lone goal scorer for the Sabres, tying the game at 1 in the second period. The fast-paced game was physical throughout, seeing the Sabres get five power play opportunities. They were officially unable to convert on any of the five, but Eichel's goal came four seconds after a Winnipeg penalty expired. The power play also surrendered a short-handed goal to Andrew Copp, who got loose on a breakaway.

Carter Hutton was back in goal for Buffalo, where he was able to tally 26 saves on 28 shots. Buffalo will be back in action on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

Let's go inside the locker room to see what the players and Phil Housley had to say after Sunday's defeat:


Kyle Okposo:

Okposo: "They made a play when it mattered. That's it."

Okposo: "We played a solid hockey game, just one mistake late cost us."

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Carter Hutton:

Hutton: "That was a good hockey game. It was a little wide open early, then things settled in."

Hutton: "We had some chances, I think you have to get to the net and get rebounds."

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Jack Eichel:

Eichel: "I thought we played well. At times we used our speed, put it in their end and did some good stuff."

Eichel: "Moral victories are a thing of the past at this point."

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Phil Housley:

Housley: "Scoring chances were at a minimum... they are a desperate team as much as we are."

Housley: "It stings because of the position we are in. We need points."

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