From the Locker Room: Sabres-Wild

Hear from Jason Pominville, Jake McCabe, Rasmus Dahlin and coach Phil Housley following the Sabres win in Minnesota over the Wild

Jon Simon
November 17, 2018 - 10:39 pm

Photo: Marilyn Indahl - USA TODAY Sports


In the words of head coach Phil Housley, the Buffalo Sabres, once again, "bent but didn't break," on their way to a 3-2 win in Minnesota over the Wild on Saturday night. After falling down 2-0 early in the first period, the Sabres battled back for the second night in a row to earn two points and get their fifth straight win.

With the win, the Sabres are now in a three-way tie with Minnesota and the Columbus Blue Jackets for the fourth-most points in the NHL (26) and are on a five-game winning streak, their longest since March of 2012.

Go inside the locker room to hear from Jason Pominville, Jake McCabe, Rasmus Dahlin and Phil Housley after the come-from-behind win in Minnesota over the Wild.


Jason Pominville:

On winning games during tough stretch: "Our last four or five games have been challenging. We've been down and we've found ways to come back. We've scored goals and then given up a goal the next shift and still found ways to win. There's been a lot of momentum swings but our goalie played great and we found a way to win, so we'll take it."

On difference between this year's team and last year's: "Last year we came in and didn't play the way we wanted and today going down two goals in the first period you're kind of thinking 'is this going to happen again?' But it goes to show we have a different group with a different mindset and different attitude. We stuck with it and found a way to win. It shows a lot about our team."



Jake McCabe:

On winning in Minnesota and Winnipeg: "This back-to-back is probably one of the toughest I've played in my time in the league. [Winnipeg and Minnesota] are two tough buildings to win in and to pull the wins out like we did is just phenomenal and it gives us a lot of confidence moving forward."

On Dahlin's performance: "You could see he had his swagger out there. He had his confidence, he was moving the puck and shakin' and bakin' out there. He's really fun to watch as a player in general and tonight he was on top of his game."



Rasmus Dahlin:

On team's "never say die" mindset: "We always know if we're down two goals we know we can come back and I love to have that feeling. I love playing for this team."

On his game-tying goal: "I know [Bogosian] has a great shot so he fired it in and I was just trying to look for the puck and I saw it and was able to put it in the net. It was a great feeling."



Phil Housley:

On team's resiliency: "I give the players credit, it's all them. I think they're getting rewarded right now for their hard work. We stayed the course, it was much like the [Winnipeg] game yesterday where we bent a little but didn't break. That's a credit to our guys because it easily could've gotten away from us."

On moving Pominville back to Eichel & Skinner's line: "I was just looking for a spark. [Pominville]'s minutes were a little bit low, so we got him up there with Jack and it's just funny how things work out that he was able to score the winning goal against his former team, that's great for him."


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