Gamenight: Sabres score on PP, lead Florida 1-0

November 10, 2017
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The Sabres have back-to-back games in as many nights against Atlantic Division opponents, with the first against the Florida Panthers. Buffalo leads Florida 1-0 thanks to a power play goal in the first period.

First Period

15:51 - Once again, the Sabres have a jump in their skating early. We saw the same thing against Washington where they outshot the visitors 7-1 in the early part of the first. So far it is just 2-0 in favor of the blue and gold, but they have controlled the play and the puck.

14:19 - Taylor Fedun takes the first penalty of the night for hooking. He has not had the best two shifts to start the game. His first included a whiff of the puck at the side of his own net. It did not yield any scoring chances, but was precarious none the less. 

6:58 - SABRES GOAL. What a beauitful tip in front of the net by Kyle Okposo on a shot from the point by Victor Antipin. It was a total team effort on the power play goal. Nathan Beaulieu helped create the play, along with Evander Kane with some good work in the offensive zone to protect the puck.  1-0 BUF.

1:27 - A hustle and heads up play by Kane and Jordan Nolan puts Buffalo back to the man advantage. Nolan just chipped the puck into the offensive zone as he was making a shift change and Keith Yandle obstructed Kane's path to the puck. He sits for hooking.

Goal Summary

BUF: 13:02 - Kyle Okposo (2) PPG (Victor Antipin, Nathan Beaulieu)
FLA: none

Penalty Summary

BUF: 4:55 - Taylor Fedun (2 min., hooking)
FLA: 12:00 - Colton Sceviour (2 min., hooking)