NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Buffalo|
(Tuesday, December 21st)
Final Score: Buffalo 5, Anaheim 2
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Tyler Ennis scored two goals, Ryan Miller made
21 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2, at HSBC Arena.
Drew Stafford, Nathan Gerbe and Craig Rivet also tallied for the Sabres, who
have won five of their last six at home.
"I think we took advantage of a team whose energy level was low," said Buffalo
head coach Lindy Ruff. "(Anaheim) played a heckuva game last night in Boston
and they had to come in here in a tough situation."
Corey Perry netted a pair of power-play goals in the third period for Anaheim,
which fell to 2-3-0 on its season-high, seven-game road trip. Curtis
McElhinney was beaten five times on 42 shots in defeat.
The Sabres lit the lamp three times in the opening period, with power-play
goals by Stafford and Ennis bracketing Gerbe's first goal of the season.
Stafford slipped a backhander through the pads of McElhinney to put Buffalo on
the board at 4:43. After Gerbe made it 2-0 midway through the frame, Anaheim
forward Jason Blake received a five-minute boarding major and a game
misconduct. Ennis then potted the rebound of Andrej Sekera's shot on the
extended man advantage at 16:57.
The rookie left winger found the back of the net again at the 4:40 mark of the
Perry spoiled Miller's shutout bid at 15:36 of the third period.. Rivet beat
McElhinney less than two minutes later before Perry struck again in the waning
"It's always tough going back-to-back into a break. We've been on the road for
a long time," Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said. "Those are all excuses. That
doesn't justify anything that we've done on the ice."
Derek Roy and Jordan Leopold both collected two assists for Buffalo...The
Sabres had lost four straight to the Ducks...Anaheim forward Saku Koivu
appeared in his 900th career game, while Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton played
in the 600th of his career.
12/22 02:22:48 ET