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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Edmonton



(Thursday, March 20th)

Final Score: Buffalo 3, Edmonton 1

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Cory Conacher had two goals on deflections and picked up an assist to back Buffalo neophyte Matt Hackett as the Sabres beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Thursday night to end a seven-game losing streak.

The fifth goaltender to start for the Sabres this season, Hackett made 35 saves in his debut with the club that acquired from Minnesota last April. He was recently called up from Rochester of the American Hockey League with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth out with lower-body injuries.

The Sabres avoided matching the longest skid in franchise history.

"I think we deserved that one," said Conacher. "We kept it pretty simple for the most part. We ran into a bit of penalty trouble, but our PK came up huge."

Taylor Hall scored the lone Edmonton goal, while Ben Scrivens stopped 33 shots. The Oilers had won two straight games.

"For some reason tonight, when we did have the chances, we couldn't put them in the net," said Edmonton head coach Dallas Eakins.

Conacher's second tip broke a 1-1 stalemate 69 seconds into the third period.

Drew Stafford provided the Sabres insurance at the 4:44 mark. Tyler Ennis collected a carom off the end boards and Scrivens turned his shot away from in close. Ennis picked up the rebound, spun around and found Stafford in the slot. Stafford handled the pass and ripped a shot home to make it 3-1.

A one-time blast by Hall from the right circle opened the scoring with 2:12 remaining in the first period.

The Sabres drew even on a second-period power play. Jamie McBain kept in a clearing attempt at the point and fired a shot that Conacher redirected past Scrivens at 9:16.

Game Notes

The Sabres lost a club-worst eight straight from Jan. 25-Feb. 13, 2003 ... Buffalo won its fourth consecutive game in Edmonton ... Hackett became the 43rd player to play in a game for the Sabres this season, tying the franchise record ... The Sabres played the second of a five-game road trip, while the Oilers played the second of a six-game homestand.

03/21 02:10:29 ET

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