The Sabres have not fared well against the Stars over the past decade or so, and it began to show during a game in Dallas a couple of seasons ago. Buffalo made a trip to Dallas to take on the Stars in mid January and started off with some struggles.
Buffalo’s problems began when Drew Stafford took two straight penalties, both of which resulted in a goal for the Stars. Matt Niskanen and Steve Ott both scored to give Dallas a 2-0 after the first period.
Buffalo was outshot 12-5 in the first period, and things weren’t looking good for the Sabres. Dallas came out in the second with another goal just a couple minutes in. Trevor Daley’s wrist shot beat Miller and upped the lead to three.
Trailing 3-0, the Sabres didn’t give up, but they needed something to get going. That’s when Paul Gaustad stepped in.
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