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no doubt ramped up the ur­gency.

“No ques­tion. We haven’t got off to the start we wanted and it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for us to get out on the road, get away, spend some time with each other,” Gorges said. “Be­come a team. A lot of new faces, a lot of things have changed. Those lit­tle things out­side the game are im­por­tant. It will be a hard test for us and that’s a good thing to push us to be bet­ter.”

An­tipin, the KHL free-agent signee, has no points and is mi­nus-4 in the first three games. He was par­tic­u­larly poor at times Mon­day against New Jer­sey, get­ting caught up ice with reg­u­lar­ity.

“He does a ter­rific job us­ing his feet,” Hous­ley said. “I didn’t see it as much in the sec­ond and third game. He’s got to use that mo­bil­ity to his ad­van­tage, take charge and want the puck.”

Sabres for­ward Evan­der Kane played his 500th NHL game and was try­ing to be­come the first Buf­falo player with three straight multi-goal games since Ales Ko­ta­lik pulled off

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