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Robertson, Seguin rally Stars to 5-4 win over Sabres

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.

Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson (21) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)

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.

Buffalo Sabres right wing Jack Quinn (22) controls the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)

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.

Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson (21) celebrates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)

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.

TRAINER’S ROOM

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.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Aaron Dell (80) makes a glove-save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)

ROSTER MOVES

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.

UP NEXT

Stars: At Detroit on Friday night.

Buffalo Sabres center Dylan Cozens (24) puts the puck past Dallas Stars goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)

Sabres: Host Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Buffalo Sabres center Peyton Krebs (19) carries the puck past Dallas Stars goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP PhotoJeffrey T. Barnes)