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Rangers stun Sabres with last-second goal to win 5-4

  Rangers stun Sabres with last-second goal to win 5-4 NEW YORK (AP) — Defenseman Ryan Lindgren barely beat the third-period buzzer to lift the New York Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night and extend their home winning streak to five games. Lindgren stunned Sabres netminder Aaron Dell by taking a pass from Mika Zibanejad and rifling the puck into the net for his second goal of the season at 19:59. Adam Fox had passed the puck to Zibanejad after it emerged from a scrum in the corner as the final seconds ticked away. Lindgren’s heroics came after the teams scored three goals each in a wild second period, including four goals in an 82-second span.

The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday signed forward Mark Jankowski to a one-year, $750,000 contract, per the team. They also loaned forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to the AHL’s Rochester Americans in a corresponding move to create roster space for Jankowski.

Mark Jankowski. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Mark Jankowski.

Up to this point, Jankowski was on an AHL deal with the Americans after being cut from a professional tryout contract with the New Jersey Devils during training camp. Jankowski’s enjoyed offensive success this season, along with many other Rochester players, scoring five goals and seven assists in 13 games.

Roslovic, Domi lead Blue Jackets to 7-4 win over Sabres

  Roslovic, Domi lead Blue Jackets to 7-4 win over Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Roslovic had two goals and an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Monday night. Roslovic and defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov each scored his first two goals of the season for Columbus. Max Domi added a goal and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves fresh off a two-game West Coast trip to give the Blue Jackets their third victory in four games. “I’m sure for Jack it’s kind of a release a little bit,” Columbus coach Brad Larsen said. “Goal scorers and offensive guys, when they have a night like that, you can tell they were feeling it right away. They got more ice time, they played really well tonight.

Drafted 21st overall by Calgary in 2012, Jankowski, now 27, looked like he was on a path to being a full-time NHL player when he put up 17-goal and 14-goal seasons back-to-back with Calgary in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Jankowski scored just seven points the following season, however, and Calgary opted not to qualify him. He signed with Pittsburgh in free agency but couldn’t make it work there either, scoring 11 points in 45 games.

This is now his third NHL opportunity, and it could very well be his last if it doesn’t work out. Jankowski will likely get more offensive opportunity on this squad than he did in Pittsburgh, and maybe more of a role can help him put more pucks in the back of the net.

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Canadiens at Sabres: Five things you should know

  Canadiens at Sabres: Five things you should know Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens-Sabres game at KeyBank Center Friday (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN-690 Radio, 98.5 FM). The matchup: This is the second of four games between these Atlantic Division rivals and the Sabres have a 1-0 edge after beating the Canadiens 5-1 in Buffalo on Oct. 14. Both teams are coming off losses. Montreal began a three-game road trip Wednesday with a 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Buffalo lost 5-1 at home to the Boston Bruins the same night. After a promising start, the Sabres have lost four straight and are 2-7-1 in their last 10.

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