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By Brandon J. Koch
The Buffalo Sabres lose in Columbus by a score of 5-1.
Here’s stock up, and stock down. Because this is a loss, we start with stock down.
Second period meltdown
The Sabres let three Columbus goals in a span of less than three minutes. Another game where there was a lot of odd man rushes. Mental part of the game was not there, turnovers an issue again. That can’t happen if you want to compete with a team like the Blue Jackets. yes, the Jackets are a better team than the Sabres, but they were in it until the end of the second.
Not solving Bobrovsky
The Sabres had some great chances against this goaltender. Ryan O’Reilly had a breakaway attempt in this second period, but couldn’t cash in. The Eichel-Kane-Okposo line had some nice chances as well. The same problem of not getting enough traffic in front of the net continues for this offense. They have scored two goals the past two games after putting up 5 in Boston last Saturday.
I know Housley probably has a goalie schedule and doesn’t like starting Lehner on a back to back, but he is coming off a shutout. I wished Housley would’ve went with his goaltender who was a on a roll and started Lehner. Is starting Johnson the reason why they lost? No, but i just wanted to see Lehner with the back to back opportunity.
Griffith scores his 1st
Nothing really I could find that was positive from this game, but it was nice seeing him score. It may have been garbage time, but he has been getting chances to score and has been a hard worker on the ice. I don’t expect consistent scoring from him, as it has took him 11 games to find the back of the net.