Sabres shut out by Dallas 1-0

The Sabres suffer their seventh straight loss to the Stars in Dallas

Pat Malacaro
January 30, 2019 - 8:44 pm

Photo: Jerome Miron - USA TODAY Sports

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A first period goal held up and was the difference in the Dallas Stars' 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena.

Jamie Benn's 19th goal of the season came nearly nine minutes into the first period, giving Dallas a 1-0 lead over Buffalo. Former Sabres defenseman Taylor Fedun was able to intercept a Zach Bogosian pass in the offensive zone and feed Benn, who broke the scoreless tie. Fedun received the lone assist on the game's first goal.

Buffalo had an early power play opportunity in the first period when Alexander Radulov was called for high sticking. He clipped Jeff Skinner with his stick, drawing the two-minute minor penalty. However, the blue and gold failed to score on the man advantage. The team did kill off their own penalty. Jake McCabe was in the penalty box for tripping, watching his teammates successfully keep Dallas from extending their lead.

Linus Ullmark made eight saves on nine Dallas shots in the opening period. One of the stops came on a breakaway chance early in the frame. Ben Bishop stopped all 10 Sabres shots on goal in the first for the home team.

Neither team was able to score in the second period, combining for 18 shots on goal. Ullmark faced 11 shots and stopped all of them for a total of 19 saves through forty minutes. The Sabres were only credited with six shots on goal, with Bishop making 16 saves in two periods.

No penalties were called in the middle period, either. 

Buffalo thought they had tied the game four and a half minutes into the third period on a Marco Scandella shot. However, the goal was waved off immediately due to goaltender interference by Nathan Beaulieu. Phil Housley challenged the ruling, but it was confirmed following a discussion with the league office in Toronto.

The Sabres recorded 13 shots on goal in the final period, including in the final minute of play when Ullmark was pulled in favor of an extra skater. However, they were not able to get the game-tying score. Bishop stopped all 29 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

Ullmark made seven saves in the third period, for a total of 26 in the losing effort. Neither team was penalized in the third period as well.


GAME SUMMARY


Goal Summary:

First Period:

BUF: NONE
DAL: 8:39 - Jamie Benn (19) (Taylor Fedun)

Second Period:

BUF: NONE
DAL: NONE

Third Period:

BUF: NONE
DAL: NONE

 

Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 10:06 - Jake McCabe (Tripping - 2 min.)
DAL: 2:00 - Alexander Radulov (High Sticking - 2 min.)

Second Period:

BUF: NONE
DAL: NONE

Third Period:

BUF: NONE
DAL: NONE
 

Shots on Goal:

BUF: 29 (10, 6, 13)
DAL: 27 (9, 11, 7)


Goalies:

BUF: Linus Ullmark- 26 saves
DAL: Ben Bishop - 29 saves


Power Play Chances

BUF: 0 for 1 (0%)
DAL: 0 for 1 (0%)


Three Stars:

  1. Ben Bishop - DAL
  2. Jamie Benn - DAL
  3. Linus Ullmark - BUF


What's next

The blue and gold will now have a seven-game homestand, starting on Friday night at KeyBank Center. Buffalo and the Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck at seven o'clock on the flagship home of the Sabres Radio Network - WGR Sports Radio 550. Pre-game coverage with Mike Schopp and the Bulldog begins at 6 p.m. from (716) Food and Sport.

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