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Buffalo Sabres (29-25-8)


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L 4-7
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W 5-2
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W 2-1
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Kyle Okposo scores 2 in Sabres' 2-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Okposo hopes he and the Buffalo Sabres provided general manager Jason Botterill a reason to rethink his approach a day before the NHL's trade deadline.

For a team that looked like it was in need of major roster overhaul as recently as two weeks ago, the Sabres have suddenly begun showing signs of an identity. After a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, they're back in the fringe of the playoff race.

"I think we made Jason's job a little bit more difficult, which is what our goal was," said Okposo, who scored twice, including the go-ahead goal 7:47 into the third period. "We like the group that we have in here. I think we've shown some resilience that's been missing in the past."

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Leaders
Points: J. Eichel77
Plus/Minus: B. Montour16
Shots on Goal: J. Eichel206
PIM: R. Ristolainen42
Win: L. Ullmark16
Shutouts: C. Hutton2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 181 (19)
Shots: 1806 (29)
PP%: 20.1% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 449 (27)
Assists: 294 (21)
SH Goals: 4 (22)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 39 12 12 90
Tampa Bay 40 17 5 85
Toronto 32 23 8 72
Florida 32 24 6 70
Buffalo 29 25 8 66
Montreal 29 27 8 66
Ottawa 21 30 11 53
Detroit 15 45 4 34
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 191 (15)
Shots Against: 1929 (16)
PK%: 74.7% (30)
Penalty Minutes: 439 (28)
Shutouts: 3 (13)
Sv%: 0.901 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/28 L. Ullmark Lower-body injury - left game (IR)
11/17 T. Thompson Shoulder - left game (IR)
11/8 V. Sobotka Knee - left game (IR)
9/13 M. Hunwick Neck (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/24 W. Simmonds Traded for cond '21 pick
2/21 S. Wilson Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/21 Z. Bogosian Waived For purpose of being released
2/17 S. Wilson Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
2/17 A. Hammond Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/17 T. Leier Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
2/17 Z. Bogosian Suspended Indefinitely by team for not reporting
2/17 T. Leier Waived
2/15 A. Hammond Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
2/15 J. Gilmour Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
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