Buffalo (WKBW) It just keeps getting worse. Monday it was former captain Jason Pominville who was happy to pour salt in the wounds of a tough start to the season for the Buffalo Sabres.
Pominville scored the eventual game-winning goal on the power-play in the second period to help the Minnesota Wild knock off his former team 2-1. The Sabres traded Pominville to the Wild at the trade deadline last season. Monday was his first game back at the First Niagara Center since being dealt. "It just tops off a pretty emotional day in a great way", said Pominville after the game.
The loss dropped the Sabres to 0-6-1 to start the season. Brian Flynn scored the lone goal for Buffalo. The forward tied the game at one in the second period with Zemgus Girgensons picking up the assist. Kyle Brodziak opened the scoring for Minnesota in the first period. Jhonas Enroth made 18 saves in the loss.
"We certainly need our top six to step up at the end of the day", said Sabres Head Coach Ron Rolston. "You're not going to win many games scoring one goal". The Sabres have scored only seven goals in the first seven games. Buffalo plays on the road at the New York Islanders on Tuesday.