Sabres stay on a roll, beat Vegas 7-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Sabres have skated into March like a lion. Or perhaps more like a goat-headed beast.

Jeff Skinner opened the scoring onslaught with his 20th goal of the season, Dylan Cozens scored a pair of shorthanded goal, and the Sabres also got goals from Zemgus Girgensons, Kyle Okposo, Owen Power and Casey Mittelstadt to beat the reigning Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights 7-2 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 21 saves as Buffalo won for the fifth time in six games to lift their record (29-28-4) above .500 for the first time since early November.

Skinner and Eric Robinson each had two assists, while Power and Mittelstadt added assists to their scoring tallies.

After matching a team record with seven consecutive one-goal margin games, the Sabres had their biggest scoring output since a 7-0 win against the the L.A. Kings — the last time they wore their black-and-red retro sweaters.

Buffalo concludes a back-to-back set Sunday night against Winnipeg.


Jonah Bronstein joined the WIVB squad in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. The Buffalonian has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, colleges, high schools and other notable sporting events in Western New York since 2005, for publications including The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, and Niagara Gazette. Read more of his work here.

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