Skinner, Quinn each score twice, Sabers end Blues’ hitting streak at seven
BUFFALO — Jeff Skinner i Jack Quinn each scored twice, and the Buffalo Sabers ended the St. Louis seven-game winning streak. Louis Blues with a 6-2 win at KeyBank Center on Wednesday.
Alex fabric had two assists, and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 34 saves for the Sabers (9-11-0), who have won two straight after an eight-game losing streak.
Brayden Schenn i Pavel Buchnevich he scored, and Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the Blues (10-9-0), who lost for the first time since Nov. 8.
Skinner gave the Sabers a 1-0 lead 18 seconds into the first period. Tuch slipped the puck around the end boards to Skinner on the left side and Skinner skated to the bottom of the left circle where it was lofted into the top corner of the short side.
Buchnevich tied the game at 1-1 on the power play 53 seconds into the second period. Jordan KyrouBuchnevich’s shot from the right circle hit the front before hitting the skate of a Sabers defenseman Matthias Samuelsson and enter the network.
Dylan Cozens finished with a 3-on-1 run to make it 2-1 with a shot from the left circle at 2:53.
Victor Olofsson scored on a layup from the right circle on the power play to make it 3-1 at 5:57.
Skinner extended it to 4-1 with another power-play goal, spinning the Blues defense Justin Faulk in the slot and scoring reverse at 13:01.
Buchnevich appeared to score again at 6:11 of the third period, but video review ruled it out Vladimir Tarasenko preceded the puck in the offensive zone and the goal was overturned for offside.
Quinn used Ivan Barbashev as a screen, firing it through the forward’s legs from the right circle to make it 5-1 at 12:44, and push the lead to 6-1 at 18:43 on a 2-on-1.
Schenn cut it 6-2 from the side of the net at 18:56.
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