Tonawanda News


March 1, 2013

Sabres top Panthers in SO


Tonawanda News — All the other scoring came in the first period.

“It’s frustrating not getting the two points,” Campbell said.

With the score tied 2-all, Gerbe’s second goal of the game, a wrist shot from the short side, reclaimed the lead for the Sabres and chased Clemmensen, who allowed three goals on 10 shots.

“That was a good game,” Gerbe said. “We settled back maybe a little too much in the second, (and) they took it to us. But a resilient win for us. Obviously, we don’t want to give up that late goal, but Ryan did a great job getting us in a shootout.”

The Panthers cut it to 2-1 on a power-play goal by Shore, the second of the season for the rookie. He backhanded a shot from in front that went under Miller’s pads at 14:24 of the first.

Florida tied the game at 2 less than a minute later. Goc brought the puck out from behind the net and swept it past Miller for his second goal in two games.

The Sabres went ahead 1-0 on Gerbe’s first goal in 17 games this year. His wrist shot from the right circle found its way into the net at 6:30.

“I think my speed the last 10-12 games has been real good and I feel like I’m getting my legs back, getting the chances,” Gerbe said. “So hopefully, I can keep it rolling and keep scoring.”

Ennis scored a power-play goal at 11:00 to give Buffalo a 2-0 lead. A Panthers defenseman tried to clear the puck from in front of the net but Ennis found it and flipped it in from the right side of the crease.

The Sabres were 0 for 13 on the power play coming in.

NOTES: Florida D Mike Weaver left in the first period with a lower-body injury and will be out for an extended period, according to Dineen. “I don’t want to put a timeframe on it. It’s going to take quite a while by the looks of it,” he said. ... C Stephen Weiss returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game to attend his grandmother’s funeral. ... Buffalo D Jordan Leopold missed his fourth straight game and remains day to day with an upper-body injury.

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