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3/26/16 Jets vs. Sabres

game recap

Rookies rally Sabres to win against Jets

Reinhart scores tying goal, sets up Eichel for winner; Fasching nets first in NHL

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

Eichel snipes it past Hutchinson

WPG@BUF: Eichel beats Hutchinson for the lead

3/26/16: Jack Eichel fires a wrist shot from the slot past Michael Hutchinson, giving the Sabres a 3-2 lead in the 3rd

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BUFFALO -- The youth movement for the Buffalo Sabres was more than apparent Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.

Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist, Jack Eichel had the game-winner, and Hudson Fasching scored his first NHL goal to help the Sabres to a 3-2 win against the Jets at First Niagara Center. 

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Situation Room

Video Review: WPG @ BUF - 5:09 of the First Period

Good goal for Jets confirmed @NHL

Situation Room: WPG vs. BUF

Situation Room: Copp's goal stands

3/26/16: Andrew Copp scores and, after a review, the goal stands when it is determined there was no distinct kicking motion by Nic Petan

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At 5:09 of the first period in the Jets/Sabres game, video review confirmed that the puck entered the Buffalo net in a legal fashion. Good goal Winnipeg.

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Sabres' Fasching scores in NHL debut

Buffalo forward signed entry-level contract Monday @NHL

Fasching's first NHL goal

WPG@BUF: Fasching beats Hutchinson for first NHL goal

3/26/16: Hudson Fasching stays strong on the puck and carries it to the front, where he slips it past Michael Hutchinson for his first NHL goal

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Buffalo Sabres forward Hudson Fasching scored Saturday in the first period of his first NHL game, a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets 

He beat Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson at 8:37 to cut the Sabres' deficit to 2-1. He carried the puck down the left wing, fought through a check by defenseman Jacob Trouba, cut to the net and scored from in front.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: WPG @ BUF - 5:09 of the 1st Period

Original call stands, good goal Jets @NHL

Situation Room: WPG vs. BUF - P/1

Situation Room: Copp's goal stands after challenge

3/26/16: Following a coach's challenge, Andrew Copp's goal stands after it is determined there was no goaltender interference on the play

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At 5:09 of the first period in the Jets/Sabres game, Buffalo requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Winnipeg player interfered with Buffalo goaltender Chad Johnson prior to Winnipeg's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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game preview

Rookies Fasching, Nelson to make NHL debut for Sabres

Winnipeg defenseman Trouba will be game-time decision

by Patrick Williams / Correspondent

JETS (31-37-6) at SABRES (30-34-10)


Season series: Sam Reinhart's first NHL hat trick helped the Buffalo Sabres defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 at MTS Centre on Jan. 10. Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark made 42 saves.

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