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Thompson scores hat-trick, Sabres beat Red Wings with 6 points

BUFFALO — Tage Thompson hat-trick and 3 assists as Buffalo Sabres beat Detroit Red Wings 8-3 at KeyBank Center Team on Monday. “I think obviously it’s always a good feeling to win, especially 8-3,” Thompson said. “I think we’ve been playing really well, but obviously it feels good when you score and you contribute on the scoresheet. It’s good.”​​ VIDEO: [email protected]: Thompson scores hat-trick and 3 assists Jeff Skin Na has a goal and two assists, Rasmus Darling has a goal and assists, Kyle Okposo had two assists for the Sabres (6-3-0), who have come in their last seven games Won five games. Eric Comrie made 15 saves for his first win in three games. Oli Matta, David Perron and Dylan Larkin for the Red Wings (4- 3-2) score, they’ve lost three-quarters. Alex Nedeljkovic made 38 saves. “We didn’t show up, they showed up,” Larkin said. “No matter what level of hockey you play, it’s embarrassing that you don’t show up. We’ve got to find it; ‘it’ means pride. You go into the game, a one-ball game there third [period], a two-ball game, like, Let’s go, let’s win the fight, let’s tie. We lost too many fights tonight.” Thompson gave Buffalo a 1-1 at 16:52 of the first quarter. -0 lead, it was Skinner’s cross-ice pass in the left confrontation circle. Mata made a 1-1 pass to the defender at the top of the left circle at 1:26 of the second quarter. Jake Quinn put Sabres 2- at 5:22 A score of 1 from the right to turn the circle for his first goal of the season. Skinner made it 3-1 at 14:26 when Thompson found him alone in front for his 300th NHL goal. “That’s fine, I guess,” Skinner said of the milestone. “It means it’s been a while for me, I guess. But I think, for me, you’re not going to score unless you have five people on the same page. Obviously, it means you have some years Great chemistry with the guys. I might have a couple of open nets, some good passes from some teammates, maybe.” VIDEO: [email protected]: Skinner buries the ball alone for the 300th time Thompson leads 4-1 at 18:30, at Score in a strong game. He had nine shots on Monday and 25 in the last three games “I think the confidence has been there since the beginning of the season. I thought maybe I didn’t get enough shots in the first three games, maybe Kind of too cute,” Thompson said. “I’m just trying to simplify and get the puck into the net, whether it’s a clear net line or not. Just figure out a way to get it into the net, and then if it doesn’t go in, at least it creates a rebound and we get possession from it.” Perron made it 4-2 with 57 seconds left in the quarter and Larkin made it 4-3 with 4:19 of the third quarter when his pass Ball attempt bounced off Buffalo defense Owen Ball slid to him at the bottom of the right circle Around, for the understaffed target. Darling restored a two-goal lead to 5-3 in a power play at 12:53. “They got [Game of Thrones] out there and killed the momentum,” Larkin said. “Puck in our network, and then the embarrassment started.” Dylan ·Cotzens scored on the short side of the right circle, making it 6-3 in 14:47. VIDEO: DET @BUF: Cozens put spectacular shot into the net Thompson finished at 15:58 A hat-trick, dangling in the slots, made it 7-3. “It’s great to see ‘Tommer’, go through history with him, watch him when he was 16, watch him get this far in his career,” Sabres Coach Don Granato said. “What stands out is the excitement of the bench and the players around him. It really tells you he’s a human being.  … Seeing this, seeing a kid, it took him a long time Talent thrived and was recognized for his talent and that’s what he is, and it’s absolutely delightful to see him push hard and now start paying off for that work.” Thompson on Saturday Counting each of the last three goals (two goals, one assist) in a 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks, made by Pat LaFontaine Second player in Sabres history to score eight consecutive goals since 1992-93. “I don’t know that data, but it’s cool,” Thompson said. “Obviously he’s one of the best at playing games, so it’s a cool feeling to be mentioned in unison.”
Rasmus Asplund scored with 39 seconds left to make it 8-3 in the final. “Tonight we hung the goalie out to dry, and that’s [smelly],” Cope said. “They made it 5-3, well, 6-3, but you can’t let it go. It’s not acceptable.” Note: Thompson became the sixth player in Sabres history to score six points in a game and the first since Lafontaine on February 10, 1993 (five assists per goal). His hat-trick was the 22nd in NHL history on Halloween and the first since Michael Frolik of the Calgary Flames in 2015. … Okposo scored more points in a row for the first time since Jan. 9-18, 2018 (three games). … Larkin scored his first short goal since October 30, 2018.



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