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Comrie makes 46 saves for Sabers against Oilers

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Edmonton — Eric Comrie The Buffalo Sabers made an NHL career-high 46 saves in Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

A native of Edmonton, Comrie got his first start in his hometown. He recorded 22 saves in the third period for his first win with the Sabers since signing a two-year deal on July 13.

“they [defensemen] Clearing traffic was great. Comrie said, “It was amazing how many times they put a stick on the play to make sure even a lot of the backdoor plays weren’t doing the plays they wanted to do. They did a great job.” They did it for me, and I owe it to them tonight.”

Rasmus Darling, Tage Thompson, JJ Peterka When alex touch Buffalo scored (2-1-0).

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Darnell Nurse When Ryan Nugent Hopkins score and Stuart Skinner He has 20 saves against Edmonton (1-2-0), who have lost the last two games.

“Comrie played well,” Oilers captain Conor McDavid said. “I definitely gave him everything the first time and the third time. I thought I probably gave them two goals. Boy (Thompson) said. [heck] One is play, the other is just a gift. They had that talent and knew they would hurt you if we did something like that and they certainly did. ”

Darling scored on a 4-3 power play at 4:00 in the first period to make it 1-0.he won the match Casey Mittelstadt Kill Skinner with a wrist shot from above the circle.

“It wasn’t pretty, but we found a way to win. That’s what this league is all about,” Darling said. “We just dug in the third period, [Comrie] kept us in the game. It was a really good team effort, and there are a lot of people coming here and competing hard, so it’s really good for the future.

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Nurse scored 23 seconds later with a 2-1 rush at 4:23 Leon dry cite Tie it 1-1.

“Whenever I lose, there’s no satisfaction in this room. There are no moral victories,” Nurse said. can say anything, but you have to show on the ice.We talked a lot about the need to get off to a good start’, and I thought our start was better than the first two. [games].”

Thompson gave the Sabers a 2–1 lead with 44 seconds into the second period. He rounded Nurse with a right-sided rush, cut back inside against Skinner, and pushed the puck into the net.

“I was driving the wing a little faster and saw an open ice in the middle,” Thompson said. “Once I got the backhand, I tried to get it back to the forehand. I thought the goalkeeper was going to slip, but it worked.”

Peterka extended the lead to 3-1 with a breakaway at 5:15, following an offensive zone giveaway by Draisaitl.

“We made a few mistakes in the second period and ultimately didn’t get the goal and weren’t able to outperform those mistakes,” said Oilers manager Jay Woodcroft. “But certainly through Period 1 and Period 3, we loved what we saw.”

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Nugent Hopkins led Edmonton to within 3-2 from a pass from McDavid at 18:27 of the third period.

At 19:55, Tachi shot into an empty net in the 4-2 final.

“They threw a lot of pucks into Comrie’s pad and he stood very tall,” said Sabers coach Don Granat. did a great job of making sure you couldn’t get a really good wood on the shot.Comrie was very calm.He was more of a blocker in the way he threw the puck into the net.It wasn’t With grab saves, blocker saves and post-to-post saves, they were throwing the puck in from bad angles and crashing the net. , he had to maintain his position.He defended his position. ”

Note: Oilers rookie forward Dylan Holloway left the game at 2:20 after receiving an open ice hit from . Ilya Lyubushkin at center ice. There were no updates. … According to Granat, Ljubuschkin left later in the period for undisclosed reasons unrelated to the hit, playing one shift in third… He had 42 saves in 2 losses.He was with the Winnipeg Jets. … Buffalo were 8-for-0 on Darling’s power play in front of goal. …Pieterka is just the fourth player in Sabers history to start his rookie season with at least one point in each of his first three games (Tyler Ennis, 2010; Karen Johansson, 1987). Year; Victor Olofsson, 2019). … Buffalo Forward Vinny Hinostroza Assist in season debut match.