5 Dahlin points help the Sabers overtake the Wild in the OT

Buffalo – Victor Olofsson He scored his second goal of the game with 19 seconds left in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabers a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild at KeyBank Center on Saturday.

Olofsson scored from a cross from the ice Peyton Crips in the right circle.

“I think their guy kind of lost an advantage down the line and it was a 3-on-2 game,” Olofsson said. A wonderful play by Dahls. [Rasmus Dahlin] First to ‘Crispy’, then he made a nice pass to me.”

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The goal came after Dahlin, who had two goals and three assists, tied it 5-5 at 17:36 of the third period with a shot from halfway through the wall. Dahlin’s five points are tied for the most by a defenseman in Buffalo history.

“My ride comes from my teammates,” he said. “Everyone wants to score, everyone wants to be the winner of the game. It’s easy to play and it’s easy to have that mentality when other people have it too.”

Dylan Cousins He had a goal and help, and Casey Mittelstadt He had three saber assists (20-15-2), winning eight of nine. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen He made 39 exports for the sixth consecutive win.

Joel Erickson Ek And Ryan Hartman Each of them had a purpose and help, and Caline Addison He had two assists for the Wild (22-13-3). Marc Andre Fleury Made 31 saves.

Olofsson gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead at 13:00 of the first period with a one-timer from the right circle off an unseen pass from Mittelstadt.

Brandon Duhemy He tied it 1-1 at 2:52 of the second period, poking a loose disk at the top of the crease.

Kirill Kaprizov He put Minnesota ahead 2-1 with 6:46 from the high hole on the power play, however Thompson crown Tied it 2-2 at 10:30 with his own power play goal, a single timer from the left circle.

Dahlin gave the Sabers a 3-2 lead at 12:02 after pulling the puck into the slot.

“He was a force,” said Buffalo coach Don Granato. “I don’t know, is it the NHL vote, NHL All-Star dot com? Whatever. But there must be some clicks tonight because that was his special night. Watching that unfold was impressive.”

Video: MIN @ BUF: Dahlen hits the equalizer on third down

Cozens pushed it to 4-2 at 13:55 with a power play goal from the left circle.

“We talked about it with you here this morning about how good they are offensively in the league, and they’ve proven it,” Wild coach Dean Evason said. “I don’t know, maybe we wanted to prove how good we are, but that’s not who we are. We traded chances with them and in the end we burned it.”

Hartmann cut the score to 4-3 at 18:45, deflecting a Goudreaux cross from the air into the side of the net.

Marcus Foligno He scored 26 seconds into the third period to tie it at 4-4 when Erickson Eck redirected it off his skate at the edge of the crease.

Erickson then put Ike Wild up 5-4 in 7:48, scoring on the side of the gauntlet on the power play.

“This is not running [Fleury]Foligno said, “He played great, giving credit to this team.” We fought really hard, but I think the start of this game [was] A little sleepy on our part.

“I think we knew the attacking talent they had and the way they played. I think we could have done a better job at the beginning understanding the style of play, but they certainly swept us in and kept us on our heels, and it took us a while to get into our game. … Overall, You got a two-minute lead, you have to push yourself and you didn’t. Overtime was hard, so it’s just one of those things you want to not go into overtime.”

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Notes: Fleury played his 964th NHL game, passing Ed Belfort for fifth among goaltenders in NHL history. … Daheime returned to the lineup after missing 18 games due to an upper body injury. … Ericsson IK played his ninth multi-point game of the season. … Dahlin earned his 200th NHL point with an assist on Olofsson’s goal. Other defensemen with five points in a game in Sabers history are Phil Housley (December 23, 1989), John Van Boxmeer (November 7, 1981), Richie Dunn (January 27, 1980) and Jerry Korab (Feb. 25, 1978). … The Sabers held a moment of celebration for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who showed progress in his recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Bills’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday.

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