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Devils 2 Sabres 1: Sabres Finish Third, Meet Bruins in Playoffs

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What a crazy finish to an otherwise boring hockey game. When was the last time you saw a hockey game decided with an empty net power play goal? I'm guessing it has never happened in the history of the NHL. 

I have a very short recap of a boring game as we get prepared for the playoffs against the Boston Bruins.

The Sabres were forced to pull the goalie in a 1-1 tie despite being shorthanded because the only way they could jump over New Jersey in the standings was to win in regulation. That set up the strangest goal in the history of the NHL when Jamie Langenbrunner scored into a wide open net while Patrick Lalime was trying to make his way to the bench. 

Anytime you meet the New Jersey Devils it is expected to be a boring defensive game and this one did not disappoint. As expected it was a low chance game that both teams had trouble generating chances. The Sabres were the first to take advantage when Thomas Vanek scored his fifth goal in the last two games to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead. Travis Zajac answered back for the Devils and Langenbrunner completed the scoring with his empty net goal.

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Final Thoughts

 

  • Bring on the Bruins!
  • I expect the full schedule to be released tonight and I will post it.