Okposo scores 3 times as Sabres beat Red Wings 6-3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo scored three instances, Casey Mittelstadt had two ambitions and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo scored three occasions, Casey Mittelstadt experienced two objectives and the Buffalo Sabres conquer the Detroit Pink Wings 6-3 on Thursday evening for their fifth straight victory.

Jeff Skinner also scored for Buffalo, and Owen Electricity, Zemgus Girgensons and JJ Peterka each individual had two assists. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen built 28 will save and won his 3rd straight commence.

The Sabres had not practiced for a week. The Buffalo-area is recovering from a blizzard that killed at the very least 40 men and women.

Dominik Kubalik scored two goals for Detroit, which missing for the seventh time in 9 online games. Jordan Oesterle also scored, and Magnus Hellberg created 29 stops.

Buffalo grabbed handle with four aims in the second interval, opening a 5- lead. Okposo had two of the objectives, beating Hellberg at 11:21 and 14:02.

Okposo sealed the earn with an empty-net target with 3:38 remaining, No. 6 on the season. It was the captain’s first hat trick considering the fact that Feb. 7, 2016, when he performed for the New York Islanders.

Mittelstadt set Buffalo in advance to stay with 4:28 left in the initially. He tapped the puck previous Hellberg after a slap shot from Peterka went off the skate of Purple Wings defenseman Jake Walman and ideal to Mittelstadt.

Skinner designed it 2- when he intercepted a move from Filip Hronek and snapped in a shot for his 17th goal.

Kubalik got his objectives 1:48 apart in the third time period, the latter on the energy enjoy at 4:23. Oesterle cut the Sabres’ guide to 5-3 at 7:11.

UP Up coming

Pink Wings: Host Ottawa on Saturday night.

Sabres: At Boston on Saturday.

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Joe Yerdon, The Affiliated Press