Despite being outshot and outplayed for most of the game, the Sabres managed to steal their first regulation win of the season on the back of a monster game from Jhonas Enroth and solid performances from their four teenagers. The Buffalo Sabres' game tonight began like most this season - they were outshot, outplayed, and outscored in the first period, and things looked just as bad heading in to the second. But when it was all said and done, the Sabres came away on the right side of a 3-1 victory, their second of the season. In order to get their first regulation victory, the Sabres needed a monster game from Jhonas Enroth, which they did get. The blue and gold were outshot 45-21 and once again didn't come alive until the third period. However, their defense and young guns all played very well, and helped mitigate the lack of offense for the first two frames. Puck possession continues to be a problem for the Sabres, as their shot differential and a whopping 45 hits tonight will attest. Buffalo was outplayed for the majority of the game, and was lucky to escape with the win. Still, for team basking in the glow of its first regulation win of the season in game #12, I doubt they care very much how it happened.
Buffalo beat Panthers, 3-1
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