Despite striking first, the Sabres found themselves down 2-1 when Jack Eichel slotted home a rebound in the early stages of the third period. They now had to rally against the NHL team with the best current record, the Golden Knights at 20-5-5.
According to Zach Benson, the Sabres' philosophy was not to panic but to keep pushing forward. His confidence was proven true when the Sabres made their comeback with Casey Mittelstadt finding the net in the third. Then Benson helped his team take the lead by scoring a backhand goal and added an assist on Alex Tuch's goal that sealed the 5-2 win.
Mittelstadt scored another into an empty net, wrapping up his three-point game. Dylan Cozens opened the scoring for the Sabres and contributed with two assists. In net, Devon Levi put on an impressive display, making 33 saves out of 35 shots. This win was a significant recovery from their 5-1 defeat by Colorado on Wednesday.
After the loss to the Avalanche, coach Don Granato asked for a strong, straightforward approach from his team and was rewarded. Sabres blocked 19 shots, six of which were stopped by Rasmus Dahlin, displaying a united effort throughout the game.
This victory adds to their tally of triumphs against NHL's leading teams, including Vegas, Boston, and New York Rangers over the past month.