Gamenight: Sabres up 3-0 on Philadelphia in first period

November 21, 2018 - 7:39 pm

Jeff Skinner scored his 15th goal of the season with less than four minutes gone in the opening stanza, giving Buffalo a 1-0 lead. Jason Pominville assisted on the game's first goal. Almost a minute and a half later Tage Thompson scored his second goal in as many games, making it a 2-0 Sabres' lead. Vladimir Sobotka and Kyle Okposo were credited with assists on the score.

Buffalo capitalized on their first power play chance of the game to extend the lead to 3-0 less than halfway through the first period. Evan Rodrigues followed up on a rebound chance at the top of the crease to make it a three-goal lead. It was Rodrigues' first goal of the season, with Sam Reinhart and Rasmus Dahlin assisting.

Goal Summary

First Period

BUF: 3:38 - Jeff Skinner (15) (Jason Pominville). 5:20 - Tage Thompson (2) (Vladimir Sobotka, Kyle Okposo). 8:55 - Evan Rodrigues (1) PPG (Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Dahlin)
PHI: none

Penalty Summary

First Period

BUF: none
PHI: 7:19 - Jordan Weal (2 min., holding)

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