NHL Game Summary - Dallas at Buffalo|
(Friday, February 10th)
Final Score: Buffalo 3, Dallas 2 (SO)
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Nathan Gerbe scored in the fifth round of the
shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
In the fifth round, Gerbe deked to the backhand and lifted it high over Kari
Lehtonen. Michael Ryder then missed the net to the right with his shot to give
Buffalo the win.
Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek both scored for the Sabres, who have won five of
their past six games. Ryan Miller made 24 stops in the win.
"We were able to keep at it tonight and make some plays," said Buffalo head
coach Lindy Ruff. "We need to get some more of these wins to get back in the
hunt. But that was an important point for us."
Ryder and Tomas Vincour each had a goal for the Stars, who have dropped two of
three. Lehtonen made 30 stops in the loss.
"I think we played a pretty good game overall," said Ryder. "I think we maybe
sat back a little too much in the third and gave them the momentum. It was a
big point for us, but it would have been nice to get two."
Dallas scored on the power play with 2:07 left in the first as a slap shot
from Alex Goligoski up high was deflected into the net by Ryder parked in the
After a scoreless second period, the Stars took a 2-0 lead just 4:17 into the
third. Good forecheck work deep caused a turnover that saw Jamie Benn get the
puck and use a backhand pass from behind the net to center the puck for
Vincour, who buried his one-timer.
Buffalo, though, scored just 50 seconds later on the man advantage when a
slap-pass from Jason Pominville at the top of the right circle went to the
slot where Vanek redirected it for his 20th of the season.
With Miller pulled for the extra attacker, a right circle faceoff win saw
the puck eventually come to Tyler Myers, who cranked a shot from the high slot
that saw Roy slam home the rebound at the right side with just 39 seconds
Buffalo hosts Tampa bay on Saturday...Dallas hosts Los Angeles on
Sunday...Dallas has won two straight against Buffalo after dropping its
previous five...Vanek has notched at least 20 goals in each of his seven
seasons. His career-high is 43 in 2006-07 and career-low is 25 in his rookie
campaign of 2005-06.
02/11 00:16:11 ET