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Sabres beat Ducks in marathon shootout 2-1

Girgensons nets the winner in Round 10

March 17, 2017 - 10:02 pm
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The Sabres salvaged their three-game California trip on Friday, picking up a 2-1 shootout win over the Ducks. Zemgus Girgensons recorded the winner in Round 10, following goals by Ryan O'Reilly and Rasmus Ristolainen, and Anders Nilsson stopped 8 of 10 skaters. Nilsson turned aside 39 shots in regulation, including 17 in the 2nd period.

Buffalo came one round within tying its franchise record for most rounds in a shootout (11 on 1/9/10 vs. Colorado). The Sabres remain on the road for Monday's matchup at Detroit before returning home to face the Penguins on Tuesday.

Scoring

  • Rickard Rakell opened the scoring 11:48 into the game, gathering a Brandon Montour rebound in front of Anders Nilsson and putting it home.
  • Buffalo tied it at 15:35 of of the 2nd on Ryan O'Reilly's 17th. Jake McCabe's point shot deflected off O'Reilly's skate and behind Jonathan Bernier, knotting the score 1-1. Jack Eichel picked up a secondary assist, giving him 49 points in 51 games.

1st Period

Goals

11:48 - ANA - Rickard Rakell (31) (Brandon Montour, Cam Fowler)

 

Penalties

None

 

2nd Period

Goals

15:35 - BUF - Ryan O'Reilly (17) (Jake McCabe, Jack Eichel)


Penalties

None

 

3rd Period

Goals

None

 

Penalties

3:15 - BUF - Zach Bogosian (5 min., fighting)

3:15 - ANA - Nick Ritchie (5 min., fighting)

 

Overtime
Goals

None

Penalties

None

 

Shootout

ANA - Jakob Silfverberg - MISS

BUF - Tyler Ennis - MISS

ANA - Ryan Getzlaf - GOAL

BUF - Ryan O'Reilly - GOAL

ANA - Rickard Rickell - MISS

BUF - Jack Eichel - MISS

ANA - Corey Perry - MISS

BUF - Sam Reinhart - MISS

ANA - Patrick Eaves - MISS

BUF - Evander Kane - MISS

ANA - Cam Fowler - MISS

BUF - Matt Moulson - MISS

ANA - Antoine Vermette - MISS

BUF - Brian Gionta - MISS

ANA - Ryan Kesler - MISS

BUF - Evan Rodrigues - MISS

ANA - Brandon Montour - GOAL

BUF - Rasmus Ristolainen - GOAL

ANA - Nick Ritchie - MISS

BUF - Zemgus Girgensons - GOAL

Goaltending

BUF - Anders Nilsson (39 saves, 40 shots)

ANA - Jonathan Bernier (30 saves, 31 shots)

Power Plays

BUF - 0 of 1

ANA - 0 of 0

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