If it wasn’t for backup Henrik Karlsson, this game would have been (even more) ugly. Karlsson made 42 saves, compared with Kipper’s 21 the night before – and 13 the night before that.
“Hank played unbelievable, and gave us a chance to get back in it,” Jarome Iginla said. “Yeah, we gave up a few too many shots, but we also had some good scoring chances. We just couldn’t get the tying goal.”
At least that was the best that Buffalo could possibly do, that makes me feel a little better.
“I thought our puck movement and execution was probably our best game of the year when it comes to that,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “Skating-wise, excellent game, and passing-wise. I’ve said when the puck movement is good from our defensive forwards, we get a lot of things done.”
On a news and notes note… Brendan Morrison was benched for the entire third period after a nasty giveaway. Morrison has been nowhere near where the organization hoped he would be after returning from knee surgery.