BUFFALO – Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark missed the last two games following the death of his father in Sweden, he told the team’s website today. Ullmark, whose father entered the hospital early last week, was scheduled to start Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Buffalo Sabres had a very strange couple of games in regards to their goaltending. The goalie position was a huge question mark for the Sabres at the beginning of the season, and it is still a spot that fans are not extremely confident in going forward.
The Buffalo Sabres captured their first win of the season last night over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Sabres looked like the best they have all season last night in their dominant 6-1 victory in Philly.
The NHL had 10 games on tap yesterday, but not many thought the Buffalo Sabres would handedly give the Flyers their first loss of the year. NHL News: Sabres lead the goal barrage and topple Flyers 6-1 Sabres (1-2) Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall picked up 3 assists each and helped give the heavily favored Flyers (2-1) their first loss on the year.
As the 2021 NHL season begins, the league will have a different look than it did a year ago. This season will see a 56-game intra-division schedule and division realignments including the all-Canadian North Division to prevent cross-border travel.
The Buffalo Sabres’ Dylan Cozens is one of 43 rookies to have played his first NHL game this season. In two games, he’s averaging 12:30 of ice time on a line with Tobias Rieder and Cody Eakin, and in that small sample size, he has one assist (his first NHL point) and a 52% Corsi rating.
Decisions will need to be made on committing long-term deals to Hall and Reinhart that could cut into the Sabres' flexibility up front, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a fair bit of roster turnover from Buffalo in the near future.
According to the Buffalo Sabres official social media accounts, center Jack Eichel is day-to-day after sustaining an injury during training. It doesn’t sound like it’s anything tremendously serious, but it will be worth keeping an eye on his status as camps open and the season is less than two weeks away.