Dylan Cozens scores 3 in Sabres' 7-4 rout of Capitals
BUFFALO, N.Y. — (AP) — Dylan Cozens had the first three-goal game of his career and added an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres won their third straight in routing the Washington Capitals 7-4 on Sunday. Jeff Skinner, Zemgus Girgensons and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored in a game the Sabres broke open by scoring four times in a seven-minute span in the second period. Dylan Strome and T.J. Oshie had a goal an assist apiece, and Sonny Milano also scored for the Capitals. Darcy Kuemper was yanked after allowing five goals on 19 shots with 9:53 left in the second period. LINEUPSCapitals LW Marcus Johansson missed his second game with an illness.wftv.com
Thompson nets 4 in 1st, 5 overall, as Buffalo tops Columbus
Thompson is the second U.S.-born player to score five goals in a game. “You’ve spent a lot of years working to get to this point and to be rewarded for it is a pretty good feeling and it just leaves you hungrier.”Thompson’s outburst helped Buffalo score six times in the first 16:40. Joonas Korpisalo stopped two shots before being pulled in the first in favor of Elvis Merzlikins, who stopped 15 shots through the second period. “Tage Thompson just tore us up tonight.”Buffalo dominated from the puck drop, scoring four goals on its first six shots. Dahlin scored Buffalo’s third goal at 7:28 of the first, driving Korpisalo from the net in favor of Merzlikins, who gave up Buffalo goal No.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Values: Young center Dylan Cozens headlines group of risers
First Liners (Risers)Dylan Cozens, C, BUFCozens, selected seventh overall in 2019, took a major step forward last season with 38 points in 79 games. It looks like that was just the start of Cozens becoming a viable fantasy option. Taken ninth overall in 2021, Guenther has three goals and eight assists while seeing most of his action in the bottom-six. The result was new career highs in goals (27), assists (27), points (54) as well as several other categories. After a decent start, Strome has hit the skids a bit.wftv.com
Fantasy Hockey Pickups: Grab a piece of the juggernaut Kraken scoring attack now
The second selection in the 2021 draft has recaptured form in the last six with a whopping 12 points — including three on the power play — and a plus-9. Jarvis has turned it around the last week-and-a-half with four points, 15 shots and 11 hits on 17:12 a night. Nick Foligno, BOS (Yahoo: 3%)For a few years, Foligno was the perfect fantasy player, as he could be relied upon for significant contributions in points, shots, hits and even faceoff wins. He's slowed down or completely stopped doing a couple of those functions yet remains an integral piece of the Bruins' attack. Even operating on single-digit/low-double-digit ice times, Foligno has picked up six points — including three PPPs — 12 shots and 16 hits in his last six appearances.wftv.com
Offseason of dysfunction has Sabres seeking a fresh start
Jack Eichel, now stripped of his captaincy, has likely played his final game for the Sabres because of a rift with the team over how to treat a herniated disk. Forward Sam Reinhart and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen got their wish to escape Buffalo after being traded in July. Despite another offseason of headaches and negative headlines, veteran forward Kyle Okposo chose his words carefully in assessing why he believes the Sabres might be finally pointed in the right direction after spending the past decade dwelling mostly in dysfunction.news.yahoo.com
Sabres end 18-game skid with 6-1 win over Flyers
Buffalo Sabres celebrate a goal by center Curtis Lazar (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Embarrassment for Brandon Montour and the Buffalo Sabres turned into relief on Wednesday night. The Sabres ended their 18-game skid — the NHL’s longest in 17 years — with a resounding 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. AdThe Sabres also snapped a 0-9-2 home skid, one short of matching a franchise record set during the 1990-91 season. After Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov scored 3:50 into the second period, Buffalo responded by closing the period with goals from Fogarty and Casey Mittelstadt.
Shorthanded Capitals beat Sabres 4-3 in home opener shootout
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, Vitek Vanecek made 24 saves through overtime and the short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout Friday night in their home opener. Vanecek was perfect in the shootout to pick up his second victory of the season as defenseman John Carlson scored the shootout winner. Buffalo rookie Dylan Cozens scored his first NHL goal on a top-shelf snipe past Vanecek in the second period. Eric Staal and Riley Sheahan each scored his first goal since joining the Sabres. Linus Ullmark made 29 saves and was spotless in the shootout until Carlson beat him.