Sabres Fall in St Louis 4-1

November 15, 2016 - 5:39 pm
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The Sabres fall to the Blues 4-1 at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, their 5th loss in a row and 6th in their last 7 games. Buffalo struck first as Sam Reinhart put home a Power Play goal midway through the first period, St Louis would answer quickly though thanks to a Robby Fabbri tally. It was too much St. Louis offense in the third as the Blues netted two goals in the first 2 minutes of the stanza, Buffalo could not capitalize after that and fell to 5-7-4 on the season.

Scoring:
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Following a Scottie Upshall penalty, the Sabres capitalize on the Power Play as Sam Reinhart beat Jake Allen on a deflection for his third goal of the season.
-The Blues wasted little time evening the score as Robby Fabbri beat Robin Lehner on a rebound. Fabbri cashed in on a wide open net just 9 seconds into a Blues Power Play.
-After a scoreless 2nd period, Johan Larsson hit the crossbar just 13 seconds into the third period to start the fireworks. St Louis then took the lead 31 seconds later as Jaden Schwatz banged home a rebound into the net to make it 2-1
-The Blues extended their advantage to 3-1 at the 2:19 mark as Kyle Brodziak tipped in a Ryan Reaves shot.

Game Notes
-Josh Gorges dropped the gloves with Robby Fabbri early in the second period. This was the just the second fighting major of the season for the Sabres and Gorges 9th career NHL fight.
- With the loss, the Sabres fall to 2-18 in their last 20 games against St Louis, their last victory coming in December of 2009.
-Buffalo has now lost 5 in a row, their longest losing streak of the season, and first 5 game losing streak since January of last season.


First Period:
Goals:

BUF 7:55 Sam Reinhart (3) (Power Play) Assists: Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson
STL Robby Fabbri (4) (Power Play) Assists: Vladimir Tarasenko, Kevin Shattenkirk

Penalties:
STL 7:37 Scottie Upshall: 2 Minutes for Hooking Rasmus Ristolainen
BUF 10:49 2 Minute Bench Penalty for Too Many Men on the Ice (Served by Nicholas Baptiste)
STL 14:38 Alexander Steen: 2 Minutes for Hooking Rasmus Ristolainen
STL 19:23 Ryan Reaves: 2 Minutes for Tripping Jake McCabe

2nd Period:
Goals:
None
Penalties:
STL 5:52 Robby Fabbri: 5 Minute Major for Fighting Josh Gorges
BUF: Josh Gorges: 5 Minute Major for Fighting Robby Fabbri

3rd Period
STL :44 Jaden Schwartz (4) Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Dmitrij Jaskin
STL 2:19 Kyle Brodziak (1) Assists: Ryan Reaves, Colton Parayko
STL 18:34 Scottie Upshall (3) (Empty Net) Assists: Colton Parayko, David Perron

Penalties:
STL 6:55 Alex Pietrangelo: 2 Minutes for Tripping Evander Kane


Goaltending
BUF: Robin Lehner 27 Saves on 30 shots
STL: Jake Allen 23 Saves on 24 shots
 
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