Gamenight: Sabres and New Jersey scoreless in second period

January 30, 2018
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The Sabres have started a five-game homestand, tonight hosting the New Jersey Devils. The two teams are scoreless in the first period, check back throughout the game for updates.

First Period

20:00 - It has felt like forever since we were last here at KeyBank Center. Buffalo went nearly three weeks with just two home games, but now begins a stretch where the team is home a majority of the time the rest of the regular season.

15:41 - Buffalo gets the game's first power play of the night, with Pavel Zacha headed off for the next two minutes or less. We will see if the home team knocks off the rust with Zacha in the box for hooking.

13:13 - The Sabres recorded two shots on goal on the man advantage, but failed to really establish any zone time possession. Shots on goal are 4-2 in favor of Buffalo. 

7:43 - Buffalo has started to establish more possession, but failed to do anything with it so far. The last several minutes have been good, thanks in part to a Taylor Hall boarding penalty. But then again, Hall nearly opened the scoring on a nifty pass by Nico Hischier to the front of the net.

2:52 - This has been as non-descript of a period as you could have here tonight. Outside of the shots on the power play, Buffalo has not done much with their possessions in the offensive zone. Neither have the Devils. The puck keeps going back and forth but there has not been any real action in either zone.

End of Period

Goal Summary

BUF: none
NJD: none

Penalty Summary

BUF: none
NJD: 4:19 - Pavel Zacha (2 min., hooking). 7:42 - Taylor Hall (2 min., boarding)

Shots on Goal

BUF - 11, NJD - 8