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Vegas Falls to Buffalo in Road Trip Opener, 4-2

Golden Knights lose fourth game in a row

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (24-19-6) dropped their fourth game in a row in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres (21-19-7) on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center.

After a scoreless first period, Chandler Stephenson set up Tomas Nosek for the first goal of the game at 1:55 of the second. Kyle Okposo answered for Buffalo and Sam Reinhart gave the Sabres the lead in the final minute of the frame. A goal from Reilly Smith made things all square early in the third, but an end-to-end rush from Jack Eichel resulted in a 3-2 Buffalo lead. An empty-net goal from Curtis Lazar wrapped up the 4-2 win for the home squad.

Reilly Smith: Smith equaled his goal total from last season with his 19th tally of the year.

Shea Theodore: Theodore posted two assists for the fifth time this season.

Sam Reinhart: Reinhart factored in on three Buffalo goals with three points (1G, 2A).

Jack Eichel: Eichel's two-point showing (1G, 1A) included the game-winning goal.

The Golden Knights continue their trip with a tilt against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre. Tune in on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports 98.9/1340.

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