Sabres Fall to Winnipeg to Open Road Trip

The Buffalo Sabres lost their second straight game Friday night at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the first of three road games by a 3-2 score. 

After their dismal home showing against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, one might have assumed this road trip was just what this young team needed. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as one would’ve hoped. 

The two teams were scoreless during the first period. However, the second period proved to be the dagger for the young Sabres team.  

The Sabres had reinstated goaltender Eric Comrie from Injured Reserve and put him in against his former team. Things didn’t go as well as he had hoped, allowing three goals in the second period. 

By the five-minute mark of the middle frame, the Jets had already taken a 2-0 lead. Jets winger Cole Perfetti got things started, scoring in his fifth straight game. Over two minutes later, Mason Appleton doubled the lead with his fifth of the season.

Finally, the Sabres scored as Alex Tuch scored his fifth of the season, cutting the lead in half at 2-1. Jet forward Nikolaj Ehlers scored at 08:12, restoring his team’s two-goal lead. 

Buffalo’s JJ Peterka closed the gap to 3-2 at the 01:00 mark of the third, with assists from Rasmus Dahlin and Zach Benson. However, that’s all the Sabres could muster, as their season record dropped to 7-9-1.

The Sabres’ next game will be played Sunday at 8:00 pm ET against the Chicago Blackhawks inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.


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