BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jeff Skinner scored twice ending the season with 40 goals as the Sabres topped the Red Wings 7-1 in Saturday night's season finale. With the win, the Sabres finish the 2018-2019 season with a 33-39-10 overall record.
The win also marked the team's first back-to-back win since mid-December.
The Sabres started off hot with Sam Reinhart and Rasmus Dahlin both scoring in the first period to give the Sabres a 2-1 lead after the first twenty minutes. Dahlin's goal gave him his 43rd point of his rookie season.
In the second period, the Sabres tallied three more. Conor Sheary, Jeff Skinner and Zemgus Girgensons all scored to give the Sabres a 5-1 lead heading into the final period.
In the final twenty minutes, Skinner grabbed his second of the game, and his 40th of the season, becoming the first Sabres player to reach the 40-goal mark since Thomas vanek did it during the 2008-2009 season. Brandon Montour capped off the team's scoring.
Linus Ullmark started in goal and stopped 23 shots.
The Sabres are set to clean out their lockers on Monday.