Rapid Reaction: Sabres lose 2-1 to Knights

March 10, 2018

The Buffalo Sabres lost 2-1 this afternoon to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The lone goal scorer for Sabres was Justin Bailey.

Robin Lehner was excellent as some of his saves were in the ‘wow’ category.

Quick Stats

Shots on goal – Vegas 34 Sabres 32

Both teams were 0-2 on the power play

Vegas Golden Knights first time in Buffalo with a familiar face

It’s one thing to see a new team in Buffalo, but for that team to have a face by the name of Tomas Tatar, you then wonder why?

Tomas Tatar was traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the Vegas Knights before the trade deadline this season. He came into Key Bank Center with a new number (90) and playing on the Knights’ top line.

Justin Bailey 

Bailey had his feet moving this afternoon and looked great.

In Bailey’s 2nd call-up of the season, he took advantage of it by scoring a beautiful goal and being hard on the forecheck.

With three goals in eight games for Sabres, Bailey is closer to showing he belongs on Sabres roster.

Lehner saves the day

Robin Lehner has been inconsistent at times but today was a good day, and this save was terrific.

Yeah Vegas, it happened.

Kids Day

The Sabres lost their final Kids Day game of the season and finished winless in them.

This was different than other Kids Day games, however. The Sabres were in it until the end.

Sabres continue solid play against top teams 

The Sabres have been playing well against top teams in the league this season, and it continued against the Knights.

Buffalo has beaten Tampa, Boston and Toronto in the past month and added another point against a playoff team today.

Sabres sellout

Today’s game was announced as a sellout, Buffalo’s fifth of the season.

Chris Hueber
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