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Powerplay Clicks for Buffalo Sabres Against New Jersey Devils

January 5th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Note: This story was written by Sabres 101 writer Richard Wade

The Sabres got some unexpected help on Saturday night in the goal scoring department. Matt D'Agostini, claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins back on November 27th, scored one of two powerplay goals to help Buffalo get the win over New Jersey.

"We worked hard and created chances," said D'Agostini.

Even with the two powerplay goals Saturday night, Buffalo is still a putrid 28th in the National Hockey League in power play percentage. It's an enlightening development for a team starving for any bit of offense they can get. 

Fans also saw a much more aggressive game by Tyler Myers, a player who has caught much flack from fans for underperforming and not utilizing his six-foot eight-inch frame to punish opponents. Myers had a big hit on Devils forward Dainius Zubrus. It appeared as though Myers led with his elbow, but it remains to be seen if a fine will be issued from the NHL

"I like to see him aggressive, but at the right time," said coach Ted Nolan. 

With the win on Saturday night, the Sabres also won their fifth game in a row at First Niagara Center. One of a few bright spots on an otherwise forgettable season. 

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, NHL

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