La-Lame: Sabres’ Backup Woes Continue in Loss to Wild

March 13th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

If the Buffalo Sabres did not have any worries about not trading for a capable backup goalie on the March 3 trade deadline, they do now.

Patrick Lalime continued his miserable two-year stretch with the Sabres on Friday night, allowing three goals on 33 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Lalime let in two horrible first-period goals which took the Sabres out of the game early—something that generally does not happen when Ryan Miller is in net.

With the Sabres trailing 1-0, Lalime gave the puck away behind his goal to Minnesota forward Guillaume Latendresse, who buried it into an open net.

The Sabres’ faithful made sure Lalime knew they were getting tired of his act. Relentless booing after the second goal, followed by sarcastic cheers every time Lalime made a save thereafter, certainly got the point across to the struggling goaltender.

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