Sabres Top Senators 2-1

November 05, 2016 - 3:21 pm
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Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart scored 3rd period goals on Saturday, lifting the Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Senators. Robin Lehner made several impressive stops, picking up 32 saves along the way.

Scoring
  • Mike Hoffman opened the scoring 2:42 into the 2nd period, a power play goal from the slot. Hoffman one-timed a Bobby Ryan pass into the Buffalo net for the 1-0 Senators lead.
  • The Sabres finally got on the board 1:07 into the 3rd on Okposo's 5th. Okposo deflected Jake McCabe's point shot, tying the game 1-1.
  • Reinhart put Buffalo ahead later in the period, jamming a loose puck past Craig Anderson for the 2-1 lead.

Game Notes
  • Okposo now leads the team in goals with 5. Matt Moulson and Ryan O'Reilly have 4 each.
  • Johan Larsson's assist on Okposo's goal gave him points in 3 straight games (1 G, 2 A).
  • The Sabres killed off all 4 minutes of a Dmitry Kulikov double minor, a high stick that drew blood on Bobby Ryan.
  • William Carrier logged 6:26 of ice time in his NHL debut, recording 2 shots on goal.


1st Period
Goals

None

Penalties
9:26 - OTT - Chris Kelly (2 min., high sticking)
12:31 - BUF - Josh Gorges (2 min., tripping)

2nd Period
Goals

2:42 - OTT - Mike Hoffman (3) (PPG) (Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson)

Penalties
1:56 - BUF - Bench minor (2 min., too many men on the ice, served by Nick Baptiste)

3rd Period
Goals

1:07 - BUF - Kyle Okposo (5) (Jake McCabe, Jake McCabe)
8:22 - BUF - Sam Reinhart (2) (Rasmus Ristolainen, Zemgus Girgensons)

Penalties
9:46 - BUF - Dmitry Kulikov (4 min. double minor, high sticking)

Goaltending
BUF - Robin Lehner (32 saves, 33 shots)
OTT - Craig Anderson (30 saves, 32 shots)

Power Plays
BUF - 0 of 1
OTT - 1 of 4

Postgame Audio
Robin Lehner

 

Sam Reinhart


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