Sabres Slash Line Weekend Recap Blog: Sabres Split Road Weekend

On Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres lost to the Washington Capitals in a shootout. Jack Eichel lit the lamp first in the first period to put the Sabres up 1-0 but the Caps responded with two goals in kind.

As the Sabres were down 2-1, it looked as though the momentum shifted back to Buffalo. Jack Eichel would again score on a power play goal to start off the second period for his second of the night. Rookie Rasmus Dahllin would also score a power play goal a few minutes after to give the Sabres a 3-2 lead. Washington would tack on another goal off the stick of captain Alex Ovechkin to tie the game at 3-3.

The third and overtime periods were scoreless, which would then lead to the shootout round. The Sabres would lose in four rounds in the 4-3 shootout loss.

The Sabres had a quick turnaround on Sunday as they headed to Boston to take on the Bruins to cap off their weekend road trip.

After a scoreless first period, Jeff Skinner started off the second period with a nice up close goal set up by Jack Eichel to put the Sabres up 1-0. The Bruins would respond minutes later to tie the game at one which would give both teams a chance in the third period to take the win.

Buffalo would score first and fast minutes into the final period, as Jack Eichel would rifle a shot past Tuuka Rask to give the Sabres a 2-1 lead. Late into the third the Bruins would tie the game at two apiece and it looked as though this game may need extra time to find a winner. Good news for Buffalo, Skinner would find the back of the net again late in the third thanks to a very similar feed from Eichel behind the net. Eichel would score an empty net goal to put the icing on the cake as Buffalo would earn two points against their Atlantic rival Bruins and win 4-2.

The Sabres will return home Tuesday night for a game against the Florida Panthers.

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