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Stamkos added to Tampa’s lead

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The Buffalo Sabres won more than a game Saturday night.They won their fans back Nate Thompson Jersey , for now.When they lost their season opener 4-0 at home to the Boston Bruins Thursday, the Sabres were booed.Article continues below ...The Sabres heard cheers Saturday when they defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 at KeyBank Center as Conor Sheary scored twice and Carter Hutton made 43 saves.The Sabres (1-1-0) will face a more difficult opponent Monday afternoon when they face the Vegas Gold Knights (1-1-0), the Stanley Cup finalists last season who came back Saturday to defeat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in a shootout.Hutton said he is looking forward to the challenge presented by the Golden Knights, who added former Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and former St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny during the offseason.“They transition really fast, turn pucks over on you and come at you,” said Hutton, who played for the Blues the past two seasons. “Stastny is like a Swiss army knife. He can do it all. He’s a great pro, good friend of mine. It will be fun to play against him, funny to see him in a Vegas jersey.”Hutton, who signed with the Sabres as a free agent, has a goals-against average of 2.09 in his first two games, the same as he had in 32 games last season for St. Louis.“It’s really something else what he did (Saturday) night,” Sabres defenseman Casey Nelson said at practice on Sunday. “He won us a game for sure. That’s what we needed. It was awesome to see him have a big game for us.”Hutton earned a standing ovation when he stopped a three-on-none break by the Rangers in the second period on Saturday.“It gives your team a boost of energy and confidence knowing you have a guy who can make a save when you really need it Authentic Oscar Fantenberg Jersey ,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said. “He’s a very good veteran. Says the right things in the room and is a very likable guy but at the time he says what’s on his chest. It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or rookie, he’s going to leave it out there. I think that guys respect that.”The Sabres had lost six straight home games dating to last season before Saturday.The Golden Knights also had an uplifting victory on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.Pacioretty tied the game with 1:31 remaining in the third period with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury removed for an extra attacker. Erik Haula then scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Knights the win to open their season-long five-game road trip.“Sometimes results don’t happen there, but they were playing well, and they kept pushing it and pushing it, and it paid off,” Knights coach Gerard Gallant said. “The hockey gods came through late in the game when we played really good. The guys stuck with it. They played hard, and they played our game.”“We really liked our game,” said Pacioretty, who was acquired in a trade with Montreal last month. “We liked our close support, we liked how we were fast on pucks. We were creating turnovers and getting chances, hit some posts, missed some open chances. We knew eventually it would come. That’s just the way it works.”The Golden Knights had lost their season opener 5-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers at home and Fleury lasted just 30:11 Tanner Pearson Jersey , allowing five goals on 16 shots, but his defense deserted him.Vegas made up for that Saturday, holding a 42-30 advantage in shots on goal.Center Johan Larsson (lower-body injury) practiced Sunday with the Sabres but Housley said it has not been determined if he will play Monday. He was injured Sept. 26. MONTREAL (AP) — It was only a matter of time before Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos returned to his goal-scoring ways.Stamkos scored twice to lead the Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.The Lightning’s captain had been held scoreless in six games this season and had scored just two goals.“Any time you score and help your team win, it’s great,” Stamkos said after his first multi-goal game of the season. “Obviously tonight was a big bounce-back game for our team, for our line.“Any time you can produce in a win, in an atmosphere like this, it’s icing on the cake.”J.T. Miller and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, winners of nine of 13 games this season. Anton Stralman had three assists.Andrei Vasilevskiy continued his dominant start in the nets, finishing with 34 saves in his seventh victory.Max Domi scored the only goal for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 32 saves in the loss.The Lightning improved to 6-0-0 against Eastern Conference opponents this season.The Canadiens jumped to an early lead when Domi scored on the game’s first shot just 58 seconds in.Domi intercepted a clearing attempt by former Canadiens draft pick Mikhail Sergachev at the blue line, sidestepped a check by Adam Erne and then fired a wrist shot past Vasilevskiy for his seventh goal of the season.“He’s one of the best goalies in the league, but you need to create traffic to get one by him,” said Domi Carter Hutton Jersey Womens , who has points in eight of his last nine games. “We didn’t do enough of that tonight. He played his game, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t score on him when he’s playing his game. We have to do a better job of going to dirty areas.“We didn’t do that tonight.”It was the third time this season Domi scored in the first two minutes of a game.After intense pressure by the Canadiens at the start, a boarding penalty by Nicolas Deslauriers changed the game’s momentum.The Lightning scored as Deslauriers’s penalty expired. Stamkos beat Price with a one-timer at 13:42 of the first.Miller made it 2-1 at 16:24 after a midair interception by Stralman gave Tampa Bay the puck in Montreal’s zone.Following a scoreless second period, Stamkos added to Tampa’s lead 52 seconds into the third with a precise wrist shot into the top of the net. It was his first multi-goal game of the season.“I’m trying to get back that shooting mentality,” Stamkos said. “Obviously, when you get one early in the game, you’re feeling more confident. Funny how that happens. I got the puck in the slot and knew where I wanted to go.“That one felt good. I hadn’t shot a puck like that and felt that release in a while.”The Lightning are 3-0-0 this season when Stamkos scores.“He’s a natural goal scorer,” said 21-year-old Lightning winger Mathieu Joseph. “You see it every time. What a shot he has. He’s dangerous every time he takes a shot.”Just one day after signing a six-year contract with the Lightning, Gourde added an insurance goal with 4:03 remaining as he swatted a loose puck in the crease across the goal line.Montreal finished 0-for-4 with the man advantage. Montreal has not scored a power-play goal in its last 15 opportunities.The Lightning have won five of their last six games against the Canadiens.NOTES: Montreal’s Phillip Danault played his 200th NHL game. . Canadiens forward Paul Byron (lower-body injury) did not play. He’s expected to miss at least two more games. . Montreal defenseman Karl Alzner was a healthy scratch for the ninth time this season.UP NEXTLightning: At Ottawa on Sunday night.Canadiens: Against the Islanders at the Barclays Center on Monday.

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