Buffalo 3, Florida 1

Friday, October 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 2-9-1-0 0-6-1-0 2-3-0-0 W1
Florida 3-7-0-1 2-3-0-1 1-4-0-0 L2


Sabres 3, Panthers 1: Backup netminder Jhonas Enroth made a career-high 44 saves to lift visiting Buffalo to its second victory.

Steve Ott snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period with this first goal of the season and rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen netted his first career NHL tally. Cody Hodgson added an empty-net tally for the Sabres, who ended a three-game losing streak. 

Jesse Winchester scored in the first period for Florida, which fell to 2-3-1 at home despite outshooting Buffalo 18-4 in the first period and 45-21 overall. Jacob Markstrom stopped 18 shots.

Winchester opened the scoring 13:58 into the first period by tipping in a centering pass from Sean Bergenheim, who made his season debut. Ristolainen fired a wrist shot through traffic 13:32 into the second to tie the game.

Ott tipped defenseman Christian Ehrhoff's point shot around Markstrom with 7:18 remaining in the third to put the Sabres ahead. Hodgson’s empty-netter iced the contest with 47 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Sabres dressed C Mikhail Grigorenko, C Zemgus Girgensons, D Nikita Zadorov and Ristolainen on Friday, marking the first time in 17 years an NHL team has dressed four teenagers in one game. … Buffalo has been outshot 166-87 in the first period this season. … Sabres C Cody McCormick ended up fighting Panthers D Erik Gudbranson when the former went to collect the puck on Ristolainen’s first career goal.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   Florida
Cody Hodgson 1 Points Jesse Winchester 1
Cody Hodgson 1 Goals Jesse Winchester 1
Christian Ehrhoff 1 Assists Sean Bergenheim 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .978 Save Percentage Jacob Markstrom .900
Jhonas Enroth 44 Saves Jacob Markstrom 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 21 3 0-1 2-2 14 27
Florida 45 1 0-2 1-1 12 30

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Sabres have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .182 after a loss.
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