For a game that wasn't televised on TV for most people, things happened in this game that are fairly unbelievable. Nathan Gerbe scored a goal; Craig Rivet scored a goal; the Sabres scored five goals and not one of them came from either Roy or Vanek; and there were three fights in the game.
Starting with scoring, the Buffalo Sabres started the scoring early with a Drew Stafford goal 4:43 into the first period on the power play:
This started a three goal first period which saw goals from Nathan Gerbe and Tyler Ennis along with Stafford:
The second period got started with two fights, the first coming one second into the period between Ryan Getzlaf and Cody McCormick. The second fight came five seconds later between Paul Gaustad and Kyle Chipchura. The Sabres continued to score in the second with Ennis' second goal of the game:
The Ducks scored two late goals in the third period to give Ryan Miller the classic "Ryan Miller Shutout." Miller finished the night with 21 saves on 23 shots while his counterpart at the other end, Curtis McElhinney, made 37 saves on 42 shots. The Sabres and Ducks power play each went 2 for 4 on the night.
This Sabres game was a good game against a tired team and shouldn't tell you anything different about this team. The Ducks played a very flat game and the Sabres took advantage of their play for once this season. The Sabres look to gain some more points against the Florida Panthers on Thursday before heading out for their first of two West Coast trips.