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Sport Girgensons' late goal lifts Sabres over Sharks 4-3

12:41  20 october  2019
12:41  20 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

Texier scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Sabres 4-3

  Texier scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Sabres 4-3 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) With the game tied 3-3 in overtime, Nick Foligno stole the puck from Buffalo's Jack Eichel at the back boards and passed out to Alexandre Texier skating free through the right circle. The rookie sealed the first win of the season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. © APWF Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, left, and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Colin Miller try to redirect the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) The 20-year-old Texier's snap shot past Linus Ullmark 2:08 into overtime lifted Columbus to a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Monday night.

Zemgus Girgensons scored with 7:45 left and the Buffalo Sabres continued their surprising start with a 4 - 3 victory over the San Jose Sharks . A fortuitous bounce set up Girgensons ' first goal of the season. He collected the puck after Johan Larsson's shot bounced off Kyle Okposo's back and had a

Boone Jenner notched the go-ahead goal in the 3rd and Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves to lead the Blue Jackets to a 4 - 3 home victory.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Zemgus Girgensons scored with 7:45 left and the Buffalo Sabres continued their surprising start with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Sabres rookie Olofsson ties NHL power-play goal record

  Sabres rookie Olofsson ties NHL power-play goal record BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has tied an NHL record in becoming the fourth player to score each of his first six career goals on the power play. © APWF Buffalo Sabres forward Victor Olofsson (68) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) Olofsson made it six in a row with a one-timer off Jack Eichel's pass into the right circle to open the scoring 5:04 into the first period against Montreal on Wednesday night.

Logan Couture scored to put the Sharks up late in the 3 rd period, and Aaron Dell made 31 saves as the Sharks beat the Sabres , 3 -2, on the road.

Kyle Okposo scored on a power play with 1:01 left in the third period, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4 - 3 . Rookie Rasmus Dahlin set up Okposo's one-timer from above the right circle for the winning goal . A tripping penalty on Armia put the Sabres on the power play with 1

Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist for Buffalo (7-1-1), which is coming off its sixth straight losing season.

A fortuitous bounce set up Girgensons' first goal of the season. He collected the puck after Johan Larsson's shot bounced off Kyle Okposo's back and had a clear look at the net. A turnover by Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson set up the sequence.

BOX SCORE: SABRES 4, SHARKS 3

The Sabres are looking to end an eight-year playoff drought. They have the Eastern Conference's best record.

San Jose had a three-game winning streak snapped after opening the season with four straight losses.

The Sharks' Marcus Sorensen tied it at 3 with his second goal of the season early in the third. Brent Burns' shot bounced off Sorensen's skate and past goalie Linus Ullmark.

Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4

  Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. © APWF Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Christian Folin (32) work along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) Jack Eichel scored twice and added two assists, and the Sabres improved to 3-0-1, the team's best start since opening the 2009-10 season 4-0-1.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jason Pominville acknowledged this was a game the Buffalo Sabres would have lost last season.

The Sabres squandered a 3-0 lead before Sam Reinhart scored the go-ahead goal in the 3rd period to cap a three-point night and a 4 - 3 win.

Sorensen's goal was the third between the two teams in the span of just over two minutes.

It followed Tomas Hertl's third goal of the season for San Jose, and Jeff Skinner's fifth for Buffalo.

Casey Mittelstadt scored late in the second period to put Buffalo ahead 2-1. The center redirected Henri Jokiharju's shot from just inside the blue line for his fourth goal and third in two games.

Johansson slipped a wrist shot past Martin Jones for the game's first goal at 12:10 of the first period.

The Sabres have scored first in eight of their first nine games.

The Sharks tied it on Timo Meier's power-play goal late in the first.

Ullmark, who had 29 saves, started in place of Carter Hutton, who recorded shutouts in his last two games.

Jones had 31 saves.

NOTES

Sabres: Hutton is expected to start Tuesday's game against San Jose. Hutton is 5-2-1 against San Jose with a .945 save percentage and a 1.74 goals-against average. ... Sharks F Noah Gregor was recalled from the San Jose Barracuda and made his NHL debut. ... F Lukas Radil (illness) is day-to-day. ... D Radim Simek (knee) is expected to travel with the Sharks on their five-game road trip. ... It is not known if D Dalton Prout (upper body) will join San Jose on the trip.

Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4

  Johansson scores in OT, Sabres top Canadiens 5-4 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. © APWF Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Christian Folin (32) work along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) Jack Eichel scored twice and added two assists, and the Sabres improved to 3-0-1, the team's best start since opening the 2009-10 season 4-0-1.

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi (13) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres , Thursday, Oct. Kyle Okposo scored on a power play with 1:01 left in the third period, and the Sabres rallied from three one- goal deficits to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4 - 3

Zemgus Girgensons scored the winning goal with 7:45 remaining in a back-and-forth third period as the Sabres earned a 4 - 3 victory over the San Jose Sharks to conclude their Twenty-two seconds later , Marcus Sorensen tipped a shot past Ullmark as he battled Mittelstadt skating across the crease.

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Buffalo hosts San Jose on Tuesday night in the second game of a home-and-home set.

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