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Sabres down the Blues at home

Buffalo wins two in a row, Eichel extends his point streak to 14 games

The Sabres down the defending Stanley Cup Champions 5-2 at KeyBank Center. Strong performances by Linus Ullmark (.929 SV%) and Jack Eichel, who extended his point streak to 14 games in a row, lead Buffalo to their second straight win.

“He’s been awesome for us all year. It was great to see him get rewarded tonight.” – Jack Eichel speaking of Linus Ullmark

This high paced game started early with a goal eventually credited to Sam Reinhart that bounced in off David Perron’s skate just 18 seconds into the game. That pace continued through the rest of the game for Buffalo, fighting hard against a strong Blues team. Contributions from the entire Buffalo team lead to four different goal scorers and nine players with at least one point.

The Blues played a hard fought game, but ultimately lose their third straight game moving to just 1 – 3 – 0 so far in December. Goaltending has been strong for the Blues, but they have been outscored 13 – 4 in their last three games including the 5 – 2 loss tonight. Jake Allen ended tonight stopping 28 of 31 (.903 SV%), but St. Louis could pull it out.

Troy Brouwer answered Reinhart’s early goal in the first period to keep things close and Alex Pietrangelo did the same for Johan Larsson’s late second period goal to tie the game back up at 2-2. It was Eichel that was left alone to walk out in front of the net and give Buffalo the 3-2 lead. Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons would add empty net goals to close it out.

Buffalo (15-11-6) will stay at home and play host to the Nashville Predators (13-10-5) on Thursday night in KeyBank Center. The Sabres will have a chance to extend their win streak to three games with this 7:00 PM puck drop.

 

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