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Jeff Skinner scores first goal since December, Sabres defeat Penguins 5-2

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Feb 22, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres bounced back from a tough loss against the Ottawa Senators earlier in the week with a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday.

Forward Jeff Skinner scored his first goal since December 2nd and captain Jack Eichel scored two power play goals on the way to a 5-2 Sabres win.

The Sabres got off to a hot start with Zemgus Girgensons scoring 14 seconds into the game.

Buffalo added two more first period goals and took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.

Following a goal from Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin the teams headed to the third period with the score 3-1 in favor of the Sabres.

Skinner scored his first goal since December 2nd and Eichel added his second power play goal to finish off the scoring for the Sabres and give Buffalo a 5-2 win.

Sabres goalie Carter Hutton made 41 saves on the afternoon.

Buffalo is back on the ice Sunday at the KeyBank Center for a 3 p.m. faceoff with the Winnipeg Jets.