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Matthew Tkachuk tries to fight the entire Buffalo Sabres after Jeff Skinner breaks the code

Published February 24, 2023 at 10:09 PM
BY JOSH

Most of the time a shot at an empty net is viewed as a nothing play, but Friday night during a game between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres that wasn't the case. With the final seconds ticking off the clock in an already decided game, a Buffalo player attempts a shot at the empty net. Before the puck can go in, time expires.

With the Sabres leading the game 3-1, the shot in and of itself was unnecessary. But the victory pushed the Sabres ahead of the Panthers in the standings. After the last minute shot Matthew Tkachuk decided to send a message to the Sabres.

As the Sabres begin to celebrate the victory Tkachuk goes after Jeff Skinner. Things get extremely heated and even Sabres goalie Craig Anderson drops his gloves.




The only problem with the entire situation was the Sabres' players had already flowed onto the ice after the final whistle. The Sabres were issued a too many men penalty while Tkachuk received a call for roughing. Cooler heads eventually prevailed.
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Matthew Tkachuk tries to fight the entire Buffalo Sabres after Jeff Skinner breaks the code

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