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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Steve Ott scored the go-ahead goal, Jhonas Enroth made 44 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 Friday night to win for just the second time in 12 games and break a three-game losing streak.
Rasmus Ristolainen and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo.
The Sabres went ahead 2-1 at 12:42 in the third on Ott's goal. Christian Ehrhoff took a shot from the point and Ott was able to tip it past Jacob Markstrom.
Hodgson scored an empty-net goal with 47 seconds left.
Jesse Winchester scored for Florida and Markstrom stopped 18 shots. Florida lost for the fifth time in six games despite taking a season-high 45 shots.
The Sabres tied it 1-all on Ristolainen's goal at 13:32 of the second period. The 18-year-old rookie took a slap shot from the right circle that got past Markstrom for his first NHL goal.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on Winchester's goal in the first period. Sean Bergenheim passed from the left circle across to Winchester, who was able to tip in the puck high into the net at 13:58 for his second goal of the season. It was Bergenheim's first NHL point since April 26, 2012, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against New Jersey.
Bergenheim played two games in Finland during the lockout last year, but has spent 18 months recovering from multiple surgeries on his abdomen, groin and hip.
The Panthers outshot the Sabres 18-4 in the first period, and led in shots 34-14 at the end of the second.
NOTES: Florida's 45 shots is a season high and the most since 39 in the season opener at Dallas on Oct. 3. . Florida G Tim Thomas is on injured reserve after a sustaining a lower body injury on Oct. 22 against Chicago. He will be eligible to be activated on Nov. 1. . Buffalo C Cody McCormick, sidelined with a leg injury since Oct. 19, returned to the ice on Friday.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Thursday. And teammate Patrick Kaleta‘s appeal to reduce his 10-game suspension was denied by league commissioner Gary Bettman. Scott was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing for a blindside hit to the head that leveled Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in Buffalo’s 5-2 loss a...
For those of you who were hoping for something bad to happen to Buffalo’s buffoon John Scott on Wednesday night, you got your wish. Big John had a tummy ache following his disgusting head-hunting elbow on Bruins forward Loui Eriksson.
Scott, who tried to decapitate the B’s winger during Boston’s 5-2 win, spoke to the media on Thursday regarding the ugly play that earned him...
The Buffalo Sabres keep losing players to suspensions (and keep losing games), so why not throw another injury into the miserable mix? The team announced that defenseman Mike Weber won’t return to Friday’s game against Florida because of an upper-body injury.
It appears that Weber, 25, might have suffered the injury while blocking a shot tonight.
Despite being outshot and outplayed for most of the game, the Sabres managed to steal their first regulation win of the season on the back of a monster game from Jhonas Enroth and solid performances from their four teenagers.
The Buffalo Sabres' game tonight began like most this season - they were outshot, outplayed, and outscored in the first period, and things looked just...
Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta's appeal of his 10-game suspension was denied by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday.
Kaleta was given a 10-game suspension for contact to the head of Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson last week. The penalty was on the stiff side since Kaleta was a repeat offender. Not agreeing with the suspension length Kaleta and the NHLPA appealed Brendan...
Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday, Oct. 31 for a hit on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the game Oct. 23 at First Niagara Center.
Scott was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games...
via the NHL PR department,
The Sabres became the first NHL team in more than 17 years to dress four teenagers in a game when Zemgus Girgensons (19), Mikhail Grigorenko (19), Rasmus Ristolainen (18) and Nikita Zadorov (18) all skated in the team’s 3-1 victory over the Panthers. While each player had already appeared in a game this season, Friday marked the first time all four...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored his first career goal against the Florida Panthers last night. When his teammate Cody McCormick went to retrieve the puck, Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson attacked him and the two ended up fighting. Normally it’s understood that the other team can retrieve the puck for a milestone goal or point for a player, but apparently...
Lost in the hubbub of the the World Series last night was the Boston Bruins playing in Buffalo against a terrible hockey team. Everything was going swimmingly for most of the game. The Bruins were scoring goals, they were having a good time, people were laughing at the misfortune of Buffalo. Oh Buffalo. Without you, we would not have most of our hockey humor and the world would be...
As the lyric from the title song from the '70s thriller "The Poseidon Adventure" goes, "there has to be a morning after".
John Scott spoke after the Sabres practiced today.
By: Rich Miller (@pensbender)
This is pretty straight forward, right? John Scott is a statue on skates and is basically as one-dimensional as they come in today’s NHL. In 187 career games, he’s tallied five points. Five. It’s counterproductive, yet punch throwers and cheap-shot artists like Scott continue to take roster spots away from guys who can actually play hockey...
Last night, Buffalo Sabres pylon, hack, one-dimensional forward, John Scott hit Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in the head with one of the dirtiest hits I have seen this season. It doesn't appear that the players are learning anything. Scott's teammate Patrick Kaleta is already serving a 10-game suspension for his dirty hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson...
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When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:00pm ET
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Joseph Pendenza (3-0-3, ...
There's no point to John Scott. Seriously. The guy has five career points in 180 games and never finishing with a positive plus/minus rating. Dude hasn't scored a goal since '09-'10 season.
And for the people ready to talk about fighters, there's a huge difference between enforcer and a goon, and John Scott is captain of the latter. Guy can barely...
Been trying to write a good intro but the Scott hit pissed me off too much. Just like every other head shot this season by some goon who shouldn't be in the league. This isn't just about a Bruins player being injured. Scott knew he could do this because the NHL gives less than a **** about player safety.
They try to pretend they care by enforcing more rules in fights...