VIDEO: Ducks Rally, But Fall In OT

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks hosted the Buffalo Sabres. Anthony Stolarz got the start against Craig Anderson. John Gibson will get the start tomorrow against the Golden Knights.


The Ducks got a couple of early chances, but didn’t convert. The Sabres had a post shot early on. Trevor Zegras, Cam Fowler, and Adam Henrique all had quality chances in the opening frame, but couldn’t get one past Anderson.

The Sabres would take an early 1-0 lead as Zemgus Girgensons got to a rebound and shot it high over Stolarz.

To start the second period, the Sabres would get a power play and Rasmus Asplund would convert to make it 2-0. Isac Lundestrom did make a nice move shorthanded to generate a great scoring chance, but couldn’t put it home. The Sabres responded on the next sequence and Asplund put one past Stolarz.

Buffalo would get another goal by Arttu Ruotsalainen as his shot was deflected past Stolarz.

Anaheim would answer with two goals. Troy Terry would beat Anderson high over the shoulder to get the Ducks on the board. Adam Henrique would then get to a rebound and slam it home to get the Ducks within one goal.

Benoit would tie the game on shot that was deflected on the way to the net and eventually rolled past Anderson and the goal line.

Overtime would be needed to decide this game. The teams traded chances and it looked like a shootout might be on the horizon, but Rasmus Asplund would score with about 43 left to give Buffalo the win.


The Ducks had a solid opening period just like in the last game, the Sabres were able to convert to take a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.

In the second period, the Sabres were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead, but the Ducks didn’t give up. Anaheim was able to get two goals to get back into this contest. The Ducks tied the game in the third period.

Anaheim would go on to lose this one in overtime, but they played well again. Sonny Milano and Trevor Zegras have been developing some good chemistry on the ice. Troy Terry have been producing almost at will. On the down side, the fourth line continues to be an issue.

Team Stats/News:

Adam Henrique scored his 200th career NHL goal.

Ryan Getzlaf has 987 career points as an Anaheim Duck. He is just one point behind Teemu Selanne for the all-time record of points scored by a Duck.

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October 28th, 2021



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