In two games on the road so far this road trip, Vegas has walked away empty handed in the win and points categories of the standings. Vegas continues their losing streak as they lose to the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Thursday, March 10 in Buffalo, New York.
Vegas remains at 68 points for the season with a record of 32-23-4. These losses have only benefited the teams around Vegas as it has allowed teams behind them to gain more ground and the teams in front of them to extend their lead even more.
The team will not have much time to dwell on this loss as they are right back in action on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This was a game where Vegas was able to keep it close and gave themselves plenty of chances to win but could not capitalize on the opportunities.
Vegas trailed 1-0 for the majority of the game until defenseman Ben Hutton found the back of the net in the third period to tie the game at one.
The last four minutes of this game are going to be minutes that Vegas wants to forget as they gave up the go-ahead and insurance goals. Right-wing Victor Olofsson scored the go-ahead with 3:44 left and former Golden Knight Alex Tuch sealed the game up for Buffalo with 36 seconds left in the game.
Buffalo’s Craig Anderson was one of the stars of the game with his performance in net as he managed to record 30 saves on 31 attempts for a final save percentage of .968. Laurent Brossoit got the nod for Vegas between the pipes and made 21 saves on 23 attempts for a final save percentage of .913.
“Tomorrow is a good opportunity to bounce back,” said Brossoit postgame.
Vegas head coach Pete DeBoer wants to make sure his team stays focused throughout this road trip even if the team is not playing as well as expected.
“We’ve got to keep showing up,” he said. “Playing good hockey and [finding] a way to win.”