Rasmus Dahlin insists he felt nervous at the start of his first preseason game in the NHL, even if it wasn't apparent to those in attendance at KeyBank Center. By the end of the contest, the rookie defenseman had done enough that nerves were likely the last thing on spectators' minds.
Dahlin finished with a game-high six shot attempts, including four shots on goal, in 21:32 as the Sabres withstood a late push by the Pittsburgh Penguins to earn a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.
Vladimir Sobotka, Jake McCabe and Jack Eichel scored goals for the Sabres, while Carter Hutton stopped all 14 of the shots he faced in two periods of action. Dahlin was on the ice for two of the Buffalo goals, his growing confidence apparent as the night progressed.