Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and added two assists, leading the Avalanche to a 7-1 rout over the Sabres at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. Jamie McGinn and Gabriel Landeskog contributed with two goals each.
The Avalanche pounced on Buffalo early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Tyson Barrie struck first, backhanding a MacKinnon rebound into the net for the 1-0 lead. Moments later, Mike Weber was slapped with a four-minute double minor for high sticking Matt Duchene. McGinn took advantage near the end of the long power play, sliding between Christian Ehrhoff and Jamie McBain to beat Miller. Only 58 seconds after McGinn's goal, Landeskog tapped home a beautiful feed from MacKinnon, making it 3-0.
Marc-Andre Cliche's first NHL goal gave the Avs a 4-1 lead 6:05 into the second period, but Matt D'Agostini responded on the power play with his third of the season. Parked in front of the net, D'Agostini snapped a loose puck past Semyon Varlamov to get Buffalo within three. MacKinnon made it 5-1 later in the period, ripping a shot between Miller's pads for another power play goal and his third point of the game.
Landeskog and McGinn added to the rout, each scoring their second goals of the game in the final period to put Colorado ahead 7-1. The Sabres are back home on Monday to face Edmonton. The Oilers will enter the game with 42 points, the second-fewest in the league and only four better than Buffalo's 38. The Sabres and Oilers will face off at 7 p.m. Hear the call on WGR 550 and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network.
7:37 - COL - Tyson Barrie (7) (Nathan MacKinnon)
11:49 - COL - Jamie McGinn (13) (PPG) (Erik Johnson, Ryan O'Reilly)
12:47 - COL - Gabriel Landeskog (15) (Nathan MacKinnon, P.A. Parenteau)
4:48 - COL - Nick Holden (2 min., hooking)
8:02 - BUF - Mike Weber (4 min. double minor, high sticking)
16:27 - BUF - Phil Varone (2 min., high sticking)
18:28 - COL - John Mitchell (2 min., hooking)
6:05 - COL - Marc-Andre Cliche (1) (Patrick Bordeleau, Jamie McGinn)
11:45 - BUF - Matt D'Agostini (3) (PPG) (Tyler Ennis, Christian Ehrhoff)
16:29 - COL - Nathan MacKinnon (20) (PPG) (Erik Johnson, Semyon Varlamov)
2:21 - COL - Gabriel Landeskog (2 min., slashing)
6:45 - BUF - Christian Ehrhoff (2 min., holding)
10:30 - COL - Jan Hejda (2 min., hooking)
15:29 - BUF - Christian Ehrhoff (2 min., tripping)
7:36 - COL - Gabriel Landeskog (16) (Erik Johnson)
10:07 - COL - Jamie McGinn (14) (Ryan O'Reilly, Matt Duchene)
2:18 - BUF - Zenon Konopka (5 min., fighting)
2:18 - COL - Cody McLeod (5 min., fighting)
2:54 - BUF - John Scott (2 min., roughing)
13:14 - COL - Patrick Bordeleau (2 min., holding)
BUF - Ryan Miller (22 saves, 27 shots)
BUF - Jhonas Enroth (10 saves, 12 shots)
COL - Semyon Varlamov (27 saves, 28 shots)
BUF - 1 of 5
COL - 2 of 6
1.) COL - Nathan MacKinnon (1 G, 2 A)
2.) COL - Gabriel Landeskog (2 G, 0 A)
3.) COL - Marc-Andre Cliche (1 G, 0 A)
MacKinnon, Avs Rip Sabres 7-1
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WHAT A JOKE!!!
There is nothing else to say.
Has Miller been traded yet?
Why the f is lamo still getting ice time? I question if nolan can get these players to go to the front of the net. That's all Colorado does in waves. sabres are too small, too slow and too content to be playing with no consequences. Years and yearsfrom changing culture of lazy players.
wow. this game was horrible. my first sabres game. woof. atleast 83 made it in today.
Looks like Teddy has a lot of work ahead of him and Timmy Murray- who in their right mind would want to play for a team that is so bad no matter how many first pounds picks and free agents they sign the Sabres will still stink? these players should give a refund on that game? and the Dumb penalties taken by Dumb players? Weber? The Mighty Erhoff? Buffalo should not be allowed to field another hockey team EVER !
Oh God, what a disaster we got here
Last season was the time to tank. The Sabres could have had MacKinnon. Back to reality...what a compleat embarrassment this was. This new GM needs a wake up call and start doing his job. This was worse than ordinary at every position in this lineup. Pathetic if you ask me. I can't and won't watch another minute of this train wreck until something is done about it. I'm afraid I'll dry rot like that scene from the movie Airplane after Ted told one of his stories to one of the passengers. This team sucks the life right out of you.
Other than the goalies and Girgensons this is an AHL team masquerading as an NHL
and Miller will goal for the USA and Enroth for Sweden..god help us
This Oughta Clinch It
Miller's body language was very clear that he's had enough of the Sabres and Buffalo. When does the 'Release Ryan' campaign start? Come on Sabres mgmt - do the honorable thing and trade Miller - he's been through enough inBuffalo and deserves more than playing for this organization. The WGR cheerleaders need to stop living in denial thinking that Miller will want to re-sign with Buffalo.
I guess we can cross off Patrick Roy as an available option EVER in Buffalo.
Beaten at every facet of the game. No, the Avalanche are NOT the best team or even close in their conference; but they are well-coached and THAT is what I saw today. You could've had him here and now in Buffalo; instead we get a retread that people cling to because of something he partially did 17 years ago! Bottom-feeder mentality. Small-town, small-time thinking. Three BILLION dollars in his bank account and the average fan can better tell why his team stinks to high heaven!
I've become so disinterested in this team I didn't even know they played these last 2 games until I saw the score on Friday morning, then yesterday when I went to a local restaurant, they they were, in the afternoon!! I'll be sure to check the schedule for the next game... I need a good laugh.
'Sabres Not Ready to Play Again'. For all you Ted Nolan lovers out there...That GR headline says it all. Sure this team is woefully shy on talent, but preparation is COACHING. Sadly the first strike against LaFontaine.
We might as well put no-one in front of the goal tenders. When is the defense going to step up and take the puck away from the opponent, block a shot, take out the player in front of the net or take the opponent off the puck? Myers and Weber need to go ASAP! Horrible play on a continuous basis. Ehrhoff is trying to do too much by himself when he is on the ice and is taking stupid penalties. Trade foe some help already or bring up some Junior Sabre's! They can not be any worse then what we have.
So they looked like an AHL team. LOOKED LIKE??? THEY ARE, YOU NITWIT! Have another cheeseburger.
WALMART THANK'S GOD FOR TERRY PEGULA!!!
And his only reason for existence... Yall know what that is!!!!!!!!!!!
Lagarette Blount and the "LAFFS" can't stop "LAFFING"!!!
Great Avalanche Open Practice
I was amazed how they skated around them pylons and making the goaltenders look like the second coming of Gary Bromley and Joe Daley.
As the saying goes "You can't fix ....!"
Nolan can not fix stupid. There were many stupid penalties and players out of position. He can only do so much with the talent or lack of that he has. It is time to have the Captain, Ott, take some action just as the Coyotes captian did after the Sabres loss. No leadership or talent all the way around. Not even enjoyable to watch. We as fans need to start sending a message. Maybe when no-one is in the stands someone will wake-up in this organization.
Please Stop With The Criticism
They are "tanking", like everyone wants them to. They are "staying the course" for the number one draft picks, like everyone wants them to. So stop complaining. You will be able to complain soon enough when either, they lose the lottery the next two seasons and do not get the number one picks. Or, they get the number one picks and it turns out the players they pick suck. Until then keep your complaining to yourselves.
Bring on the draft.
thats the bottom line just bring on the draft.
Re: Please Stop With The Criticism
For the most part, you are correct and I do agree with you (not that you needed that validation). However, I will criticize what needs to be criticized: Ted Nolan as the coach, Ted Black's involvement in the organization (Bill Hajt's mispronounced name as "Hate" ON THE JUMBO TRON by the girl doing the trivia), less than stellar draft picks by Darcy Regier (Pysyk, Ristolainen, Grigorenko) and the fact that Darcy Regier and Lindy Ruff stayed WAAAAYYYYY past their expiration dates and were replaced by dubious hires. To date, free agent signings have been nothing to write home about despite all that Pegula boasted about when he got here. Now we are "tanking"? This should have happened LAST SEASON or NEXT SEASON not THIS ONE! You missed out on how many players this past draft? Time will tell on the McDavid draft, but I am bracing for that one.
This ain't funny any more
I can't wait to see what pathetic line up Nolan will put together vs Edmonton. The NHL should fine teams for tanking games or have the bottom two teams in each conference play a best of 7 series for the 1st round draft choice overall.
Hockey Hotline on this Performance 12/3/14
CLICK! That was easy. Shill on guys!
Please stop telling us
....to stop with the criticism.
Who do you think YOU are...a hockey god?