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     The Buffalo Sabres started their season with a 2 to 1 loss at Detroit Wednesday. At first glance, a one goal loss to a talented Detroit team would seem to be a pretty good effort for a young Sabres team. However, the Red Wings dominated play for large chunks of the night and only a very strong performance by Ryan Miller kept the game close. The Sabres definitely need to improve their play come Friday against Ottawa. Ryan Miller (credit: Wikipedia)      The power play was anemic, which was a problem last year. The Sabres were 0 for 7 on the night with 2 5 on 3 advantages! Both PP units had a difficult time gaining the blue line and the rare times they did the defensemen could not get the point shots through. If the power play could have came through just once, the Sabres could have gained at least a point on this night.      Brian Flynn was a bright spot, working hard all night. In fact, his hustle led to the Sabres only goal. Zemgus Girgensons banged home a back hander for his 1st NHL goal after the puck bounced off Flynn.      Ville Leino was injured with a cracked rib. One, never wishes injury on someone, but this will open the door for a bright young prospect and one has to wonder what Ville is doing on this team anyways? Johan Larsson will take his spot in the roster and has played really well in training camp. Larsson was acquired from the Wild as part of the Pominville trade last season. He is a player in the mold of Leino, but hopefully quicker and stronger.      So the Sabres start the young season with a loss in Detroit. The outcome should have been expected and it wasn’t a horrible performance, but there is definitely room for improvement.   The post Sabres/Red Wings Recap appeared first on The Farm Club.
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