Gamenight: Sabres lead Calgary 1-0 in third period

October 30, 2018 - 7:08 pm

Nathan Beaulieu was whistled for the first penalty of the game. The defenseman was called for tripping just over six minutes into the game, giving Calgary the first power play of the night. The blue and gold were able to kill off the minor penalty, thanks in part to Carter Hutton. The goaltender made a big save early in the PK to keep the game 0-0. The Flames went back to the man advantage a few minutes later when Conor Sheary was penalized for slashing, but again Buffalo was able to kill it off.

Jack Eichel broke the scoreless tie late in the first period after the Sabres created a turnover in the neutral zone. Jason Pominville used a criss-crossing pattern with Jeff Skinner to get the puck to Eichel, who unleashed a wrist shot into the top corner of the net. Pominville recieved the lone assist on the score.

Matthew Tkachuk was called for a minor late in the opening frame, but the Sabres failed to score on their chance. 

Sheary was called for a hooking penalty late in the second period, and the Sabres killed it off once again. With just under a minute to go in the middle stanza Eichel was whistled for an elbowing minor. 

Buffalo recorded 11 shots on goal in the second period, for a total of 22 through two periods. Hutton stopped all 27 Calgary shots on goal through forty minutes to preserve Buffalo's 1-0 lead.

Goal Summary

First Period

BUF: 16:30 - Jack Eichel (4) (Jason Pominville)
CGY: none

Second Period

BUF: none
CGY: none

Penalty Summary

First Period

BUF: 6:23 - Nathan Beaulieu (2 min., tripping). 11:47 - Conor Sheary (2 min., slashing)
CGY: 17:48 - Matthew Tkachuk (2 min., holding the stick)

Second Period

BUF: 14:00 - Conor Sheary (2 min., hooking). 19:07 - Jack Eichel (2 min., elbowing)  
CGY: none

Shots on Goal

BUF - 22 (11, 11), CGY - 27 (11, 17)

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