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Sabres leave Sweden empty-handed

Losing skid hits 5 games after Sweden trip

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The Sabres had a chance to end their losing streak and split the Global Series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they were held to just two goals for the second straight game during Saturday’s 5-2 loss. 

Buffalo trailed by a 3-2 score in the third period for the second straight game, but they had some more time to try and tie it up this time. However, it was the Lightning who scored a couple of goals to take a commanding lead.

Sam Reinhart was one of the few bright spots for Buffalo’s offense, scoring his third goal in two days to give Buffalo a lead.

But the Lightning stormed back to score three straight goals, including one with just two seconds remaining in the middle period.

Victor Olofsson scored the other Buffalo goal and his first that was not scored on a power play:

Jack Eichel added a late Buffalo goal with Carter Hutton pulled in the final minute. The play was reviewed but deemed to be onsides so the goal stood.

The Sabres have lost five in a row and six of the last seven and are falling the standings.

The Sabres are off until Thursday so they’ll have some time to get home and regroup before hosting the Carolina Hurricanes. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Per.TimeEVGoalAssistAssist
19:30Sam Reinhart (8)Marcus Johansson (6)Brandon Montour (1)
117:02PPGPat Maroon (2)Yanni Gourde (4)Kevin Shattenkirk (8)
21:58PPGVictor Hedman (3)Steven Stamkos (10)Nikita Kucherov (8)
219:57Pat Maroon (3)Cedric Paquette (2)Kevin Shattenkirk (9)
34:14Victor Olofsson (7)Jack Eichel (11)Sam Reinhart (7)
39:48Yanni Gourde (4)Cedric Paquette (3)---
310:55Mathieu Joseph (4)Alex Killorn (5)Anthony Cirelli (6)
319:22Jack Eichel (8)Rasmus Ristolainen (7)Rasmus Dahlin (11)

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NHL Standings

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Atlantic Division Leaders:
1711-3-325
199-6-422
179-5-321
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
1813-2-329
1612-3-125
1710-5-222
Wild Card leaders:
1710-6-121
178-4-521
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179-7-119
158-5-218
157-6-216
176-8-315
165-7-414
166-9-113
196-12-113
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Central Division Leaders:
1812-3-327
1710-5-222
179-5-321
Pacific Division Leaders:
1912-5-226
2010-7-323
189-6-321
Wild Card leaders:
1810-7-121
199-7-321
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179-6-220
189-8-119
188-8-218
176-7-416
187-10-115
176-10-113
175-11-111