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Tyler Seguin and Jason Robertson each scored twice, including consecutive goals late in the third period, to lift the Dallas Stars over the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 Thursday night.
Seguin tied it with 7:37 left on a power play, then set up Robertson's go-ahead goal with 3:32 remaining, also on a power play.
Roope Hintz added a goal and an assist, John Klingberg had three assists and Braden Holtby made 20 saves as the Stars opened a four-game trip by ending a streak of seven losses on the road. Dallas also snapped a three-game skid overall.
Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who have lost nine in a row at home. Jack Quinn tallied his first NHL points with a goal and an assist, Alex Tuch and Dylan Cozens also scored, and Henri Jokiharju had two assists. Aaron Dell stopped 42 shots.
Tuch scored to give Buffalo a 4-3 lead with 5:47 remaining in the second period. He received a pass from Dahlin as he entered the zone and sniped a shot from the top of the right circle in between Holtby’s blocker and the near post.
Seguin had tied it three minutes earlier, sending a puck from the right corner that bounced off the back of Buffalo’s Mark Pysyk.
The Sabres opened a back-and-forth second when Victor Olofsson set up Cozens on a breakaway for his 10th, making it 3-1 at 1:09 of the period.
Hintz responded for Dallas at 5:26, finishing a feed from Robertson on a power play for his 16th goal to match linemate Joe Pavelski for the team lead.
Robertson returned from missing two games with a lower-body injury and knocked in the rebound from Klingberg’s point shot to trim the Sabres’ lead with 3:10 remaining in the first period. He has 15 goals this season.
Buffalo built a 2-0 advantage in the opening seven minutes. Dahlin skated up the left wing and beat Holtby with a backhand for his seventh goal at 2:47 of the first. Dahlin, the Sabres’ lone All-Star, then assisted on a power-play goal from Quinn, the Sabres’ first-round pick in 2020 playing his second game since being called up from the minors. Quinn notched his first NHL assist on Cozens’ goal.
Sabres: Malcolm Subban, one of six goalies to start for Buffalo through first 40 games, is out for the season after surgery for an upper-body injury. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body), Dustin Tokarski (COVID-19), and Craig Anderson (upper body) remain out with no set return date. ... D Will Butcher left in the second period with an injury and did not return. ... F Kyle Okposo (upper body) is week-to-week after getting hurt Tuesday in Ottawa, D Colin Miller (upper body) is out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery and F Vinnie Hinostroza (lower body) will miss at least three more weeks. ... F Casey Mittelstadt (upper body) skated Thursday and is nearing a return after undergoing surgery on Dec. 10. Buffalo’s top-line center to open the season, Mittelstadt has played in four games.
With Robertson’s return, the Stars scratched F Rhett Gardner and assigned him to the taxi squad. ... The Sabres sent F Brett Murray back to the minors.
Stars: At Detroit on Friday night.
Sabres: Host Philadelphia on Saturday.
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