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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley

in Quasselecke 20.02.2019 03:09
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley had to shake things up Buffalo Sabres Hoodies Womens , shuffling his lines against the Los Angeles Kings an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games.The moves paid off, especially the new first line of Jeff Skinner, Jason Pominville and Jack Eichel.Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Sabres’ reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.Pominville had a goal and two assists for his 700th career point, and Eichel added three assists as he centered Skinner and Pominville for the first time.“I think that’s the spark we’ve been looking for,” said Zach Bogosian, who also scored.Linus Ullmark made 19 saves for Buffalo.Drew Doughty had a goal and Jonathan Quick made 21 saves for the Kings, who lost their fourth straight game. Quick has allowed 10 goals on 54 shots in two starts since returning from a lower-body injury.Skinner put the Sabres ahead 2-0 at 3:31 of the second period and made it 3-0 with 4:08 left in the middle period. Pominville got his milestone point with a secondary assist on Skinner’s second goal.Pominville is the third member of the 2001 draft class to reach the 700-point mark, joining Ilya Kovalchuk and Jason Spezza.“A guy that plugs away every day, as professional as he is, he’s a good example for the younger players and seeing him get rewarded with 700, that’s awesome for him Buffalo Sabres Hats Womens ,” Bogosian said.Bogosian scored with 15 seconds left in the second, the eighth straight goal allowed by the Kings in 56:40 of game time after giving up four goals in the third period of a 7-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.Doughty got the Kings on the scoreboard with 7:44 left in the third. It was Los Angeles’ third power-play goal in two games after starting the season 0 for 22, but little else has gone right for them recently.Outscored 21-5 during their current losing streak, the Kings held a closed-door meeting that lasted nearly 20 minutes after their latest defeat.Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin said the team did not have “enough passion and fire to win games right now.“We’ve accepted being okay. It’s not okay. It’s not working. It’s going to be a long year, guys will be moved if this continues,” Muzzin said.The Sabres were more than happy to take advantage of the Kings’ struggles, with Skinner completing his first hat trick since Dec. 15, 2015, with an empty-netter with 25 seconds remaining.The Sabres took a 1-0 lead at 10:24 of the first. Pominville scored on the rebound of a shot by Eichel. The goal withstood a review after the Kings challenged for interference as Pominville’s stick and skate made contact with Quick’s right leg as the goalie was sprawled on the ice.“It was great that it worked out,” Housley said of his new first line, “but I think if you looked throughout all the lines they all contributed in one way or another.”NOTES: The Sabres had nine players with a point and 13 players with a plus-1 rating or better. . Sabres D Jake McCabe had an assist to extend his point streak to three games. … Kings LW Alex Iafallo had an assist for the third straight game Custom Buffalo Sabres Jerseys , a new career-high.UP NEXTSabres: Wrap up their five-game road trip at Anaheim on Sunday.Kings: Open a two-game road trip at Dallas on Tuesday. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning believe in themselves.Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.“It’s hole to climb out of for sure, but we didn’t panic and kept playing our game,” Point said. “We have a belief in our group that if we’re down we’re not out of it.”The Lightning got the power play when Florida’s Frank Vatrano was called for interference at 2:13 of overtime.Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa Bay improved to 19-7-1, a point ahead of Toronto for the overall NHL lead.“A great pass by Kuch. I just tried to stop it and made sure I put it in,” Point said.Kucherov had a goal and two assists, and Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Joseph and Alex Killorn also scored. Louis Domingue made 24 saves, and Steven Stamkos had an assist to help the Lightning improve to 3-0 against the Panthers this season.“It was tough to look up and see we were down 4-1,” coach Jon Cooper said. “We knew we were playing well enough to come back in this game. I felt like we deserved points out of this game and we got two.”Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, and Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Reimer stopped 34 shots.The Panthers played the second of back-to-back games www.flamesshoponline.com , beating the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday.“We knew they were going to keep coming, and we knew in a back-to-back that we couldn’t let our foot off the gas and that’s what we did,” Huberdeau said.The Panthers have gone to overtime in four of their past five games and lost for the third time in five games at home.“We were opportunistic early and we couldn’t finish it off against a good hockey team obviously,” coach Bob Boughner said. “The overtime penalty cost us.”The Lightning tied it 4 on a goal credited to Paquette. With traffic in front of the crease, the puck bounced off the skate of Florida’s Dryden Hunt and into the net with 8:19 left in the third.The Lightning trailed 4-1 in the second before mounting their comeback.Joseph cut it to 4-2 when he one-timed a pass from Kucherov at 13 minutes of the second.Kucherov’a shot from the right circle during a power play made it 4-3 with a minute left in the second.Huberdeau stretched the Panthers lead to 3-1 on a breakaway after he beat Domingue from in front 2:11 into the second. Huberdeau has eight points over the past four games.Dadonov’s power-play goal during a 5-on-3 put the Panthers ahead 4-1. Keith Yandle passed from the slot to Dadonov to the right of the crease and poked in the puck at 8:04 of the second. Yandle recorded his 400th NHL assist on the play.The Panthers scored two goals in 11 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first. Vatrano’s shot from above the right circle beat Domingue at 10:23 to make the score 1-0.Barkov made it 2-0 when he flipped the puck over Domingue from in front.Killorn closed the score to 2-1 when he one-timed a pass from Mikhail Sergachev between Reimer’s glove and the post at 11:18 of the first.NOTES: Huberdeau has five consecutive multi-point games, second in Panthers franchise history to Pavel Bure (7 GP in 2000-01). … Lightning D Ryan McDonagh returned after leaving the game against Buffalo on Thursday with an upper-body injury. … Kucherov has 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) on a nine-game points streak, the longest by a Lightning player this season. … Stamkos has more goals (30), assists (31) and points (61) against Florida than against any other NHL team.UP NEXT:Lightning: At New Jersey on Monday night.Panthers: Host Boston on Tuesday night.

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