The "Sickos" behind Bogosian were illustrations of a leering man with 2-day-old stubble, populating seats at Canadian Tire Centre as COVID restrictions keep the flesh-and-blood fans away.
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"I felt that the same opportunity that Shayne had as far as being able to redeem himself after a few average performances, I believe that some of our Ds need that same opportunity," Vigneault said before Thursday's game. "A couple of guys had a hard time last night on D; we're going to give them the same opportunity we gave Shayne."
They went just 2-4-1 on that homestand but had to play six of those games without forward Tomas Hertl, who had the coronavirus, and also missed injured forward Timo Meier for the final two games.
The Buffalo Sabres’ home game against the Boston Bruins will go on as scheduled “as of now.”
Panarin, in his second game back after missing nine during his leave of absence, then set up Blackwell with a cross-ice pass for the tying goal with 9:08 left.
The Sabres are starting fresh yet again with Krueger becoming Buffalo’s sixth coach fired in just over eight calendar years. Krueger failed to make it through the second season of his three-year contract.