The Buffalo Sabres got shut out by the Washington Capitals, keeping the Sabres at 34 points on the season, 10 points back of Ottawa for the final playoff spot, and 5 points “back” of Columbus for last place.
The Sabres had another disappointing offensive performance, failing to score on 31 shots. The Sabres were scoreless on 3 power plays attempts and had very few scoring chances. The Sabres outshot the Capitals 7-1 at one point in the 1st period, before the Capitals got back on their feet and decontrolled momentum.
This young team needs more offensive firepower in order to keep up with teams season long. Yes, Saturday’s comeback was encouraging, but the Sabres need more consistent offensive plays.
Tyler Ennis nearly had a goal, but had it wiped off the board due to incidental contact.
no goal, by the way, due to incidental contact pic.twitter.com/zAJ0zIrBto
— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 29, 2015
Evander Kane’s had a great late attempt to score but got robbed by Holtby to keep his shutout alive.
Rasmus Ristolainen is in a bit of a cold streak, scoreless in the last 3 games, with a -2 plus minus.
Matt Moulson might be a scratch in an upcoming game, as his play of late has been horrid, 3 points (all assists) in his last 12 games. He is being counted on as a 20 goal scoring winger, and a staple to help the young centers develop.
Buffalo’s schedule gets tough, they finish up the home and home on Wednesday in Washington next. The next 10 include Washington, New York Islanders, Detroit, Florida, Chicago, Winnipeg, Minnesota, Boston, Washington, Arizona. That should be tough to win, with Winnipeg being the only team not in the playoff race. Buffalo could see themselves drop in the standings after this stretch, which I’m all for.
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