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Friday, February 27, 2015

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres scored four goals in the third period to win 6-3 over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

The Sabres' six goals came on only 24 shots, starting with Torrey Mitchell's first period goal at 13:07, assisted by Matt Moulson and Brian Gionta. Vancouver tied the game at 1 at 14:09 of the first on a goal by Shawn Matthias. Nick Bonino and Dan Hamhuis assisted.

In the second period, Vancouver went up 2-1 on a Jannik Hansen goal at 5:42, assisted by Hamhuis. Chris Stewart tied it for the Sabres at 8:59, unassisted.

The third-period offensive explosion started at 4:46 with an Andrej Meszaros goal, unassisted. Daniel Sedin tied it one more time for Vancouver at 7:27. Sedin assisted. At 12;43, Mitchell put the Sabres up 4-3, assisted by Moulson and Gionta again. Brian Flynn made it 5-3 Sabres at 18:28. Chris Stewart and Mark Pysyk got the assists. Gionta added an empty netter at 19:58 to make the 6-3 final.

The Sabres next play Saturday against the Carolina Panthers.


  • Torrey Mitchell (2+0) posted his second career two-goal game. He recorded the other as a member of the San Jose Sharks on March 23, 2011 against Calgary.
  • Mitchell, Brian Gionta and Matt Moulson were each plus-4. It was a career-high for Mitchell, the highest rating for Gionta since his career-best (plus-five on Feb. 21, 2004) and tied Moulson's career best set on Oct. 13, 2011.
  • The Sabres did not take a penalty; it was the first game without a Buffalo penalty since March 20, 2011 vs. Nashville.
  • Brian Flynn registered a career-high ice time of 20:57 tonight.
  • With a goal and an assist, Chris Stewart now has four points (3+1) in two games against Vancouver this season.
  • After recording two assists, Matt Moulson has five points (1+4) in his last five games.

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