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Sabres shut out Pan­thers 3-0 for first home win

After get­ting booed off the ice in their last home game, the Buf­falo Sabres re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the crowd at KeyBank Cen­ter on Satur­day.

An­ders Nils­son made 33 saves in his sec­ond NHL shutout and Sam Rein­hart had a goal and an as­sist for Buf­falo in a 3-0 vic­tory over the Florida Pan­thers.

Jo­han Lars­son and Kyle Ok­poso also scored and the Sabres (2-3-2) snapped a four-game win­less streak with their first home vic­tory.

Buf­falo had one goal in its first two home games, but scored in all three pe­ri­ods Satur­day.

“That’s the way we have to play,” Rein­hart said. “Right from the start with that men­tal­ity, and that’s been the strug­gle this year. To fi­nally come out with a big push in the first and con­tinue that with all four lines was im­por­tant for us tonight.”

Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots for Florida. The Pan­thers (3-4-1) have lost five of six and are win­less in the first three of a four-game road trip.

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