Indianapolis Star
National Hockey League
Anaheim 3, Buffalo 2
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 9, 2020
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
Referees: Jean Hebert, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Bryan Pancich, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 16131

Jakob Silfverberg, captain Ryan Getzlaf and Nick Ritchie scored in the first 12 minutes and the visiting Anaheim Ducks held on for a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Miller made 31 saves for the Ducks, who finished with a 3-0-2 record on their five-game road trip.

Johan Larsson and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin each scored and Jonas Johansson made 25 saves in his second career start for the Sabres.

Johansson was starting in place of Carter Hutton, who missed the game because of an illness in his family.

Silfverberg opened the scoring at 6:15 of the first period after converting a one-timer from the slot off a centering pass from Sam Steel.

Getzlaf doubled the advantage just 4:30 later.

Devin Shore pushed the puck along the wall to Rickard Rakell below the goal line, and he made a no-look backhand pass to Getzlaf coming through the right circle. Getzlaf went down to a knee and blasted his shot into the net.

Ritchie scored at the 12-minute mark after getting to a loose puck in the slot and sweeping it past Johansson.

Anaheim forward Troy Terry had a chance to further extend the lead, but was stopped on a penalty shot at 17:52.

Buffalo then cut the lead to 3-1 at 18:53 of the first period.

Getzlaf turned over the puck coming through the neutral zone and Larsson scored on a breakaway.

The Sabres went on the first power play of the game when defenseman Cam Fowler was called for interference just past the midway point of the second period. Dahlin scored at 11:41 to make it 3-2.

Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson did not play after sustaining an upper-body injury in a 5-4 overtime loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

Ducks forward Ondrej Kase also missed the game with the flu.

The Sabres were also without forward Marcus Johansson (illness).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Anaheim   Buffalo
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Points Rasmus Dahlin 1
Ryan Getzlaf 1 Goals Rasmus Dahlin 1
Michael Del Zotto 1 Assists Jack Eichel 1
N/A Power Play Goals Rasmus Dahlin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .939 Save Percentage Jonas Johansson .893
Ryan Miller 31 Saves Jonas Johansson 25
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 28 3 0-1 1-2 4 24
Buffalo 33 2 1-2 1-1 2 24
Upcoming Games
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Sabres have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .419 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Ducks have a W/L % of .304 after a win and .485 after a loss.