Anaheim (29-27-5) at Buffalo (31-23-6) 7:00 p.m. EST
BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) — A team meeting led to a rousing
win in their previous game. Whether the Anaheim Ducks can
maintain that level of play remains to be seen.
The Ducks will look to make it two in a row when they visit the
Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
Anaheim held a team meeting prior to Saturday’s contest in
Columbus after a three-game losing streak had it in danger of
falling to .500. The players seemed to get the message right
from the start, scoring two goals in both the first and second
periods en route to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Corey Perry had a goal and two assists for his first three-point
game since November 19 and Chris Pronger snapped a seven-game
scoreless drought with a power-play goal in the first period.
Buffalo has won two of its last three and is coming off a 4-2
win over the New York Rangers on Saturday. The victory came at
a price, though, as star goaltender Ryan Miller suffered a high
ankle sprain in the third period.
Miller is out indefinitely, leaving goaltending duties to backup
Patrick Lalime, who allowed both goals Saturday after entering