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Streaks ended: Sabres win at home, Avs lose on road

Nov 12, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

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Maybe Tuesday’s results have been, in some ways, about the little guys.

Earlier on, PHT discussed the Florida Panthers ending a nine-game losing streak against the Anaheim Ducks (aka the team with the most standings points in the NHL). That storyline was expanded most obviously with the lowly Buffalo Sabres edging the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 via a shutout, notching their first home win of 2013-14.

The rich got a little poorer tonight, too, as the Colorado Avalanche finally suffered a road loss. The Carolina Hurricanes beat them 2-1 as Justin Peters (a goalie some might have given up on) stopped 33 out of 34 shots. Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen finally lost his first NHL game, too.

Also of note: the Philadelphia Flyers have won two in a row and scored nine goals in their last games while universally panned netminder Steve Mason continues his great work. Even the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and New York Rangers are showing signs of working things out.

Of course, things could turn back toward the negative quick enough, and not everyone’s immune. Still, for some, it’s better than nothing.

  1. barkar942 - Nov 13, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    I guess all Buffalo games will now be broadcast from between the benches!

  2. fraudguy - Nov 13, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    “…with the lowly Buffalo Sabres edging the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 via a shutout…”

    If the score was 3-2, I don’t think it was a shutout.

    • mehetmet - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      went to a “shootout”, I’d guess typo.

  3. ibieiniid - Nov 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Miller embraces Penis….. I mean Ennis.

    • ibieiniid - Nov 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      you can’t prove that’s not what his jersey says!

  4. surfoside4life - Nov 13, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I am a huge kings fan bit I don’t think were even making the playoffs this year. Not the way were playing and definitely not with the tough division we’re in. It sucks but this is what I see so far

    • surfoside4life - Nov 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      But*

    • mattsening - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      not to mention the injuries to Brown and Quick…

  5. shortsxit34 - Nov 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Kings go on stretches where they play really well, then go cold That’s been their MO for years, but they tend to time their hot streak at the right time.

    Same with Quick. Last year he started off mediocre at best, but was at top form by the playoffs. So far he’s been good, but not great.

    I hope he gets in his groove soon; most people believe the starting job for USA is his to lose. The US arguably has the best group of goalies to choose from, so they wouldn’t hesitate to put someone else in.

    And poor Scrivens…he plays 1:30 of OT and gets the loss.

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