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Sheary scores twice on power play; Hutton has 43 saves for Buffalo
Conor Sheary scored two power-play goals and Carter Hutton made 43 saves as the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory of the season.
Captain Jack Eichel added an empty-net goal. After being booed by their home fans in a shutout loss to Boston in Thursday’s opener, the Sabres (1-1-0) snapped a six-game home skid.
Brett Howden scored for the Rangers, who fell to 0-2 under first-year coach David Quinn.
Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves. The Rangers outshot the Sabres in all three periods and finished with a 44-29 advantage. predators 4, islanders 3: Viktor Arvidsson scored twice as Nashville spoiled New York’s home opener.
Sabres forward Conor Sheary, acquired in an offseason trade with Pittsburgh, celebrates his goal during the first period against the Rangers on Saturday night. Sheary scored on a wrist shot from the left circle on a 2-on-1 rush.