A Sabers goaltender’s best game in years happened last night [WATCH]


The Buffalo Sabers have had their ups and downs in the first five weeks of the 2021-22 regular season, and last night could be seen as a “hike,” depending on how you want to take it.

The Sabers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 2-1. The game was anything but a dominant performance for the Sabers; the opposite is in fact true. Pittsburgh was clearly the better team at home last night, but the Sabers had the better player on the ice.

Alternate goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski stood absolutely on the head. He stopped 45 of 46 shots and the Penguins had 74 successful shooting attempts. The Sabers had 19 shots and 31 shot attempts … Buffalo has no business winning this game, but Tokarski has decided to do his best to impersonate Dominik Hasek.

It wasn’t as if they were attempts at a layup shot from the outside; the Penguins had great scoring opportunities, especially in the second and third periods. They looked lethal on the power play and even on the penalty kill, they seemed to have better scoring opportunities than the Sabers on the power play.

Check out some of the stops Tokarski made last night.

Tokarski also performed well in the Sabers’ 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers last Thursday night at KeyBank Center, and this team has been on fire this season.

We see why Tokarski beat Aaron Dell and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen for Craig Anderson’s replacement in training camp and preseason.

The Sabers will then face the Calgary Flames at KeyBank Center this Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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