Sabres vs. Stars recap: Sabres get first home win of 2015
It may have taken over a month, but the fans in the First Niagara Center have finally seen a home win.
It had been a long time since Buffalo Sabres fans had gotten to cheer their team after a win at home - an entire month, in fact. It was December 27, 2014 when the Sabres last treated their home fans to a victory, but thanks to some pretty goals and a huge effort from Jhonas Enroth, the Sabres managed to defeat the Dallas Stars 3-2.
Enroth kept the Sabres in it all night long, stopping 38 of 40 Dallas shots (including ten by Tyler Seguin) to earn the team's first home victory in over a month. When the Sabres win, it's usually because of a big effort from their goaltender, and the players know it. "We owe a lot to Jhonas," said Tyler Ennis after the game, and here's hoping Enroth got a nice steak dinner and a few IPAs from his teammates after his effort last night.
Speaking of Ennis the smaller Tyler scored a beauty of a goal on the power play, finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play from Matt Moulson and Chris Stewart, who finished the night with three assists. The bigger Tyler wasn't left out either, as Tyler Myers channeled his Calder-self to open the scoring with a nice rush that ended with Myers shooting the puck off a defenseman and in.
The third goal from Buffalo was another beauty, with the extra pass from Chris Stewart leaving Girgensons all alone in front of the net for one of the easiest goals of the season. Girgensons leads the Sabres this season with 14 goals.
The Sabres don't get much time to enjoy their win, as they play again tonight at 5pm against the Islanders.
1. Can the Sabres stop Tyler Seguin?
Nope - Seguin scored a power play goal in the second period and finished the game with an incredible ten -TEN! - shots. Drafted top two, he was.
2. Who will play the point on the power play?
Matt Moulson was on the point during Tyler Ennis' beautiful power play goal, and earned a well-deserved secondary assist for keeping the puck in the Dallas zone to help set up the Sabres second goal.
3. How many total goals will be scored tonight?
Five, and it was a fairly entertaining game if you like watching the Sabres get massively outshot but still win. Which you better, because it happens a lot.
Comment of the Game
They're highlighting Weber again.
"The workhorse of the Buffalo Sabres."
I didn’t know "workhorse" was a synonym for "tank driver".