MEIER BREAKS TIE AS SHARKS TOP SABRES 3-2

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SAN JOSE — Timo Meier scored late in the sec­ond pe­riod, lift­ing the San Jose Sharks over Ja­son Pom­inville and the Buf­falo Sabres 3-2 on Thurs­day night.

Pom­inville scored twice for the Sabres, who dropped to 0-2-1 to be­gin coach Phil Hous­ley’s first sea­son.

Martin Jones made 23 saves in San Jose’s first vic­tory this sea­son, hold­ing strong af­ter Meier’s tiebreak­ing goal at 14:30 of the sec­ond. Meier knocked in a far-side shot for his first goal of the sea­son.

San Jose’s To­mas Hertl opened the scor­ing dur­ing a power play at 2:15 of the first. Hertl flicked his first of the year past goalie Robin Lehner.

Af­ter Pom­inville tied it, Chris Tier­ney scored with 4:49 left in the first pe­riod, pok­ing in a shot between Lehner and the right post off a be­hind-the-back pass from Joonas Don­skoi.

Pom­inville scored his sec­ond goal at 6:50 of the sec­ond, bury­ing one at the end of a 2-on-1 break with Jack Eichel.

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