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Recap: Sabres beat woeful Avalanche

February 16th, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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Evander Kane

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

It’s only been once in a blue moon that the Buffalo Sabres get to comprehensively outshoot and beat an NHL team. You can almost make the argument that the Colorado Avalanche are barely an NHL team too, but the Sabres tonight outworked and deservedly beat the Avs 2-0 with Robin Lehner getting another shutout.

Surprisingly, Colorado started the first period strong, and were the better side for the first half of it, until they started taking penalties. Buffalo had three power plays in the first period and had the shot advantage 12-7, but somehow were not on the scoresheet.

Justin Bailey has been one of the better players on the Sabres since his latest call-up from Rochester, and drew a penalty in the first with his work rate. Jack Eichel looked good today too, and got hooked to get a powerplay right at the end of the period.

Buffalo then scored on the fresh ice as they started with the man advantage in the second period, with Sam …

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Tags: B.Chalks, Buffalo Sabres, Calvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche, Derek Grant, Eichel, Evander Kane, Jack Eichel, Josh Gorges, Justin Bailey, Mikhail Grigorenko, Nikita Zadorov, Rasmus Ristolainen, Robin Lehner, Ryan Miller, Ryan O’Reilly, Sam Reinhart, Zach Bogosian

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