Buffalo – Jeff Skinner And the Jack Quinn Scored two goals each, and the Buffalo Sabers ended the St. Louis Blues’ seven-win streak with a 6-2 victory over KeyBank Center on Wednesday.
Skinner has four goals and seven points in his last two games.
“I think for me, when guys are successful, it’s because the line plays well or the team plays well,” Skinner said. “I think the last two games we played well as a team and lined up [with Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch] Clicked fine. A couple of them were on the power play, so when our power play clicks, when the guys are playing well and the guys kind of feed off each other, that kind of thing happens, and I think you’re just trying to keep that group going.”
Tuch had two passes, and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen He made 34 saves for the Sabers (9-11-0), who have won their last two games after an eight-game losing streak.
“He’s progressed from last year to this year,” Buffalo coach Don Granato said of Lokonen. “He seems like a different athlete. … He’s obviously gained the wisdom of experience playing more games and more minutes for Rochester.” [in the American Hockey League]. He used these opportunities to get better every time he came back here.”
Brayden Shane And the Pavel Bukhnevich record f Jordan Bennington He made 26 saves for the Blues (10-9-0), who lost for the first time since November 8.
“I think we haven’t played our game at all, what we’ve been doing for the past seven,” Shane said. “Maybe we thought we would come here, we felt that a little bit, maybe we thought the game was easier than it is. There is no guarantee of winning in this league, we turned the puck a lot and fed their attack and their highly skilled, energetic youth, they took it to us tonight.”
Skinner gave the Sabers a 1-0 lead 18 seconds into the first period. Tuch hooked the puck around the endboards to Skinner on the left side and Skinner skated down the left circle, where he lifted it into the top corner of the short side.
“I think ‘Toshi’ did a good job getting him back behind the net,” said Skinner. Then I came and thought [Thompson] He’s probably driving through the back door, so I see a little bit of space there and try to get to where I am.”
Bukhniewicz tied it 1-1 on the power play 53 seconds into the second period. Jordan KerroA right circle shot hit Buchnevich up front before hitting the defending Sabers’ sled Matthias Samuelsson and enter the network.
Dylan Cousins He finished off a 3-on-1 rush to give Buffalo a 2-1 lead with a single timer from the left circle at 2:53.
“We’ve been under a lot of pressure and we have to put in a better show than that,” said St. Louis coach Craig Berup. “And then, you know, we had to reload more. And we didn’t because of the turnover. And we can’t change on the play. We have to read better. We had bad reads tonight.”
Victor Olofsson He scored on a one-timer from the right circle on the power play to push it 3-1 at 5:57.
Skinner extended it to 4-1 with another power play goal, spinning around Blues defenseman Justin Volk into the slot and scored with a backhand at 13:01.
“When we see him with that emotional energy he just explodes, and I usually get a warning from the officials, and there are a lot of warnings to get back on the opposing bench, you know he’s in his game,” Granato said. “That’s when he’s at his best. He’s fully involved and his competitiveness goes up in those situations.”
Buchnevich appeared to score again at 6:11 of the third period, but video review was spot on Vladimir Tarasenko He accepted the ball in the attack area and the goal was ruled out for offside.
used coin Ivan Barbashev As a screen, he fired it between the forward legs of the right circle to make it 5-1 in 12:44, then pushed the lead to 6-1 in 18:43 on a 2-on-1.
Shane cut it to 6-2 by the net at 18:56.
“We didn’t investigate hard enough,” Berubi said. “They’ve got some real good skills in there and they’ve exposed it to us tonight, like hitting our men one-on-one. It happened a few times tonight. Our penalty kick took a couple of fouls close to our net, where we shouldn’t be. We won’t make mistakes when we know where we’re supposed to.” To be, and this is the game for me.”
Notes: Defender Saber Jacob Bryson He did not play in the third period. There was no update. … forward saber Rasmus Asplund He was a late scratch and getting an upper body injury day in and day out. … It was Luukkonen’s first win since December 16, 2021. He made 19 tackles in a 5-2 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs in his season debut on Saturday after being called up from Rochester on November 17. … Tuch extended his point streak to five games (three goals and seven assists). … Binnington had a six-game losing streak. … blues forward Brandon Saad He missed the game with a non-COVID related illness. Nathan Walker He replaced him and played 10:57 in his first game since November 7… Tarasenko had a team-high five shots and three hits in 17:04 after missing two games due to illness. … St. Louis Defenseman Tore Krug He returned after missing one game with an upper body injury. It was – 3 – by four shots at 20:40. … Keiro has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in six straight. … Al-Saif scored in the opening minute on consecutive days for the first time in their history. Defenseman Rasmus Dalin Scored 35 seconds in a 7-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.