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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 30, 2018 1:00 am


Sabres' 10-game win streak snapped

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. – Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.

Paquette beat Carter Hutton, who had won his previous eight starts, from then top of the left circle.

Dan Girardi, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos also scored, and Luis Domingue made saves.

Sam Reinhart had two goals for Buffalo, and Zemgus Girgensons and Tage Thompson also scored.

After the Sabres took a 4-3 lead on Thompson's goal at 2:29 of the third, Stamkos tied it 1:49 later on a power play.

JETS 6, BLACKHAWKS 5: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nikolaj Ehlers had a hat trick to lead Winnipeg, and the Jets' Patrik Laine scored twice and became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 goals.

Laine scored his 100th and 101st goals in his 178th game at the age of 20 years, 224 days. Wayne Gretzky did it the fastest in 20 years, 40 days. Jimmy Carson and Brian Bellows also accomplished the feat faster than Laine.

The Finnish forward has an NHL-leading 21 goals, 18 of them November.

Ehlers scored a goal in each period. His third, at 9:45 of the third period, made it 6-3. It was his third career hat trick.