Sabres Continue Amazing Run With Fifth Straight Win
The Buffalo Sabres keep finding ways to win hockey games and Saturday night they rallied to beat another top team in the NHL for their fifth straight win. The Sabres fell behind 2-0 in the first period to the Minnesota Wild, but rallied for a 3-2 win with Jason Pominville scoring the winning goal against his former team with 1:30 left to play.
It was the second time in two nights the Sabres won a comeback game. Friday night they beat the Winnipeg Jets in a shoot out 2-1.
Jake McCabe cut Minnesota's lead in half in the first period on a set-up by Rasmus Dahlin, then in the third Dahlin scored his second goal of the season to tie it. That set the stage for Pominville's game winner. Jack Eichel assisted on both the tying and winning goals.
Meanwhile, the Sabres got good goaltending with Linus Ullmark stopping 37 shots to hold off the Wild until the Sabres were able to find a way to win.
The Sabres play their third game in four nights on Monday night in Pittsburgh.