At 12:42 of the first period, a shot by the Blue Jackets' Jeff Carter hit the back cross bar (in the net) and quickly came back out of the net without being observed by the on-ice officials. The play continued for several seconds before a whistle stopped play. A video review was initiated at the stoppage to determine if Carter's shot had crossed the goal line. Video review determined conclusively that a good goal had been scored. Per League rules, the clock was reset to the time of the goal being scored.
It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.
— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process
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