5 unsanswered goals doom the Sabres against Anaheim
Emerson Etem and Corey Perry both scored two goals to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the struggling Buffalo Sabres by a score of 6 to 3.
Buffalo impressed in the first period, capped by a great penalty kill near the end of the period
In the second frame, the Sabres grabbed a rare lead thanks to a beautiful feed from Matt Moulson, he connects with Cody Hodgson for a power play goal at 7:15 in the second period. A minute and a half later Ryan Getzlaf scored to tie it up, and that's when things fell apart.
At 15:18, Sami Vatanen netted his first goal of the year, and 30 seconds later Emerson Etem put the Ducks ahead 3 to 1 - before the Sabres knew it Anaheim scored 5 unanswered goals, making it 5 to 1 at 5:29 in the third period, and Buffalo dug themselves in a hole that they couldn't get out of
Tyler Myers and Henrik Tallinder also scored for Buffalo, but the Sabres (2-13-1) continued their worst start in franchise history. According to ESPN, the Sabres have lost their first nine home games, their longest stretch to open a season.
It's a West Coast road trip for three games, first game on Tuesday to play the San Jose Sharks at 10:30. Hear the play by play on WGR 550 and the Sabres Radio Network.
03:03 ANA Francois Beauchemin Cross checking - 2 min
17:01 BUF Henrik Tallinder Hooking - 2 min
18:34 BUF Tyler Myers Interference - 2 min
7:15 - BUF - Cody Hodgson (5, PP) (Moulson, Pysyk)
9:42 - ANA - Ryan Getzlaf (6) (Penner, Beauchemin)
15:18 - ANA - Sami Vatanen (1) (Cogliano, Winnik)
15:52 - ANA - Emerson Etem (3) (Perreault)
06:34 ANA Peter Holland Tripping - 2 min
12:41 BUF Steve Ott Holding - 2 min
4:50 - ANA - Corey Perry (7) (Fowler, Getzlaf)
5:29 - ANA - Emerson Etem (4) (Perreault, Allen)
6:52 - BUF - Henrik Tallinder (1) (Hodgson, Moulson)
14:59 - BUF - Tyler Myers (1) (Larsson)
15:38 - ANA - Corey Perry (8) (Getzlaf, Lindholm)
ANA - Jonas Hiller (14 saves, 17 shots)
BUF - Jhonas Enroth (21 saves, 27 shots)
ANA - 0 of 3
BUF - 1 of 2
1.) ANA - Corey Perry (2 G, 0 A)
2.) ANA - Ryan Getzlaf (1 G, 2 A)
3.) BUF - Cody Hodgson (1 G, 1 A)