Anders Lindback and the Buffalo Sabres are going to take Wednesday off. They'll do so after getting three out of four points on back-to-back nights.
After making 35 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss to Washington on Monday, Lindback trumped himself Tuesday. The goaltender stopped 44 pucks to steal a 2-1 shootout victory in Boston. Video highlights are below.
"We’ve been working so hard,” Lindback said. “Where we are in the standings is a tough situation for everybody to be in. I gotta say, I’m impressed with everybody to keep battling and keep plugging on a day like this. It feels good."
Lindback has a .934 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against average in six appearances for the Sabres.
“All season I’ve been feeling good but haven’t got it done,” Lindback said. “I don’t know. Sometimes it’s just small things. You need that first save. It puts you in a good spot, and right now I’m feeling good.
“It’s where I’ve been aiming to be. You have to be able to give your team a chance to win every night as a starting goalie in this league. It’s not an easy thing. It’s what I’ve been working for. It’s only a couple games here. We still want to keep winning and doing the right things.”
The Sabres have a two-day break between games. They return to the ice Friday when they host New Jersey, and they'll leave immediately after the game for Saturday's visit to Nashville.