Tonight the Sabres were in Vancouver for the third leg of their Western Canada road trip after wins against the Flames and Oilers. They continued that win streak with another win on the road, dominating the Canucks in a phenomenal 5-1 win!
Coming into tonight’s game the Sabres had looked incredible starting off the season 3-1, which has already made hugely optimistic for the future of this team. They came off an awesome 6-3 win Thursday in Calgary, a team that I think could win the Cup after beating McDavid and the Oilers 4-2 two days prior in Edmonton. The Canucks came in still looking for their first win of the season, coming into tonight’s game with an 0-3-2 record.
The Sabres came out hot early as Rasmus Dahlin extended his NHL record to five straight games with a goal for a defenseman to start a season, giving the Sabres a 1-0 lead 5:35 into the game. Alex Tuch made it 2-0 with 4:42 left in the first period to take the Sabres into the first intermission up 2-0.
Conor Garland made it a close game 6:33 into the second period to make it 2-1 with the only goal of the second period with Vancouver’s only goal of the game.
1:54 into the third period Victor Olofsson gave the Sabres a beautiful 3-1 lead off a bang bang goal from a great pass from Casey Mittelstadt that turned out to be the game winner. Zemgus Girgensons made it 4-1 with 3:29 left in the game sending Vancouver’s fans to the exits with the game capped off by another Olafsson goal to finish the game with a Sabres 5-1.
Another fantastic win as the oldest player Craig Anderson made 29 saves on 30 shots with a great performance in goal to guarantee the Sabres victory!
FINAL: Sabres 5, Canucks 1
Another huge win. Let’s fucking go Sabres!!!
Also, awesome that Ryan Miller, the goalie of my generation of Sabres fans surprised the Sabres with congrats in the locker room after the win! It’s Miller time. Its winning time!! We’re going to the playoffs!!
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