BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres desperately needed a win and on Saturday, they got one. The Sabres topped the Washington Capitals 5-2 at home and are now 29-24-8 on the season.
Sam Reinhart scored a hat trick in the win while Jason Pominville and Rasmus Dahlin also scored. Carter Hutton stopped 31 of 33 shots.
There was a small moment of uncertainty in the second period when Jeff Skinner suffered what looked like a lower body injury. He left the game with some assistance but ended up returning to the game for he start of the third period.
The Sabres will play Toronto on Monday, the same day as the NHL trade deadline.