Reinharts two goals help Sabres end Penguins point streak at five


BUFFALO — Dustin Tokarski made 34 saves in his second start in as many days to help the Buffalo Sabres defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 at KeyBank Center on Sunday.

Sam Reinhart scored twice, and Victor Olofsson and Rasmus Dahlin each had two assists for the Sabres (12-26-7), who are 3-1-1 in their past five games.

Jason Zucker and Teddy Blueger scored, and Casey DeSmith made 25 saves for the Penguins (28-14-3), who had their five-game point streak end.

Arttu Ruotsalainen scored 26 seconds into the first period with a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Dylan Cozens on a 2-on-1 to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead. 

Reinhart made it 2-0 at 2:18 of the second period. Olofsson forced a turnover by Evan Rodrigues near the Penguins blue line and sent a cross-ice pass to Reinhart, who scored from the right circle.

Reinhart then extended the lead to 3-0 at 8:02 of the third period when he beat DeSmith glove side from the right circle on the power play.

Zucker cut it to 3-1 at 10:18 with a shot from the slot following a face-off win by Jeff Carter. The assist was Carter’s first point since being acquired by the Penguins in a trade with Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Rasmus Asplund shot into an empty net to push the lead to 4-1 at 18:12. 

Blueger scored with 24 seconds remaining for the 4-2 final.

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