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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on October 15, 2019

Looking back at Buffalo's 4-0 win against Dallas and ahead to the road trip through California

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres improved to 5-0-1 yesterday thanks to their 4-0 shutout victory over the Dallas Stars.

Carter Hutton recorded his first shutout of the season - and his first as a Sabre - while Victor Olofsson scored to set an NHL record. He's the first player in league history to score the first seven goals of his career on the power play. 

Sam Reinhart, Marcus Johansson and Jeff Skinner also scored for Buffalo.

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Sabres put together complete effort in 4-0 win over Stars

Olofsson becomes 1st player in NHL history to score each of his 1st 7 career goals on the power play, Hutton earns 1st shutout of season

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

It's no secret that Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop has had a lot of success against the Buffalo Sabres in his career. 

He entered the game 12-0-1 with a 1.37 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage against Buffalo. His 12-game winning streak against the Sabres was tied with Pekka Rinne's streak against Edmonton for the longest active streak in the NHL for a goaltender against a single opponent. Bishop had shut the Sabres out in each of their last two meetings, and Dallas had also won the last five matchups, with Buffalo's last head-to-head win coming on Jan. 16, 2017. 

Impressive numbers, for sure. But Monday afternoon, one shot opened the door to end Bishop's run. And what a shot it was. 

Sabres rookie Victor Olofsson rifled a one-timer into the top corner 6:27 into the second period to give Buffalo the lead, paving the way for a 4-0 Sabres victory at KeyBank Center.

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At the Horn: Stars 0 - Sabres 4

Hutton posts shutout as Sabres improve to 5-0-1

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

For the third time in as many games, the Sabres opened the third period of their contest against the Dallas Stars on Monday holding a two-goal lead. 

This time, there was no need for overtime. 

The Sabres kept their foot on the pedal with a pair of third-period goals and went on to earn a 4-0 win over the Stars. At 5-0-1, it's the first time the team has earned points in six straight contests to open a campaign since going 6-0-2 at the start of the 2008-09 season. 

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Hutton gets the nod in net as Sabres conclude homestand vs. Stars

Rest of the lineup will remain the same from Friday's win over Florida

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Carter Hutton will start in net as the Sabres conclude their three-game homestand against the Dallas Stars on Monday. 

Hutton has won all three of his starts this season, stopping 69 of 76 shots. The rest of the Buffalo lineup will remain the same from the team's shootout win over Florida on Friday. 

The Sabres recalled forward Curtis Lazar from Rochester on Sunday to bring on their upcoming three-game road trip through California, which begins in Anaheim on Wednesday. 

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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on October 14, 2019

Buffalo hosts Dallas this afternoon to wrap up the homestand

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

After Friday night's thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over Florida, the Buffalo Sabres are back in action this afternoon with the Dallas Stars in town. We'll see you at KeyBank Center for the 3 p.m. faceoff.  

The GMC Game Night pregame show on MSG will begin on MSG at 2:30 p.m. RJ and Rayzor will take it from there at 3 on MSG and WGR 550.

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Jokiharju impressing with confidence, poise in defensive zone

Defenseman's breakout passes led to offense vs. Florida

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Henri Jokiharju said upon being acquired by the Sabres in July that it was his goal to play the full season in the NHL. It's early, and coach Ralph Krueger has emphasized that internal competition will remain throughout the season, but Jokiharju's five-game start certainly has him on the right track. 

Krueger said after practice on Sunday that Jokiharju and rookie forward Victor Olofsson were given the go-ahead to look for places to live in the area, a positive sign for the 20-year-old defenseman.

"They're both out hunting for places to live," Krueger said. "But, again, the competition in the league doesn't stop. The pressure on you [to perform] doesn't stop."

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'That's Sabres Hockey': Hard-working trio gets rewarded in SO win

Girgensons, Larsson, and Okposo helped create two goals in Buffalo's 3-2 win over Florida

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Linus Ullmark watched from the opposite end of the ice as the trio of Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, and Kyle Okposo went to work for long stretches in the offensive zone throughout the Sabres' meeting with the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center on Friday. 

What was the goalie thinking during those moments of rest?

"That's Sabres hockey right there," Ullmark said. "I love it."

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At the Horn: Panthers 2 - Sabres 3 (SO)

Buffalo improves to 4-0-1 after shootout victory over Florida

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres played in their third overtime game in a row on Friday, and this time 65 minutes just wasn't enough.

The Sabres entered their first shootout of the year and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center.

Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout and Linus Ullmark stopped both shots he saw to secure two points. 

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Larsson's line looks to continue strong play vs. Panthers

Trio with Girgensons, Okposo has played regularly in offensive zone

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Ralph Krueger noted during training camp that Zemgus Girgensons was playing with a high level of confidence. He lauded the forward for his trustworthy defensive play and his tone-setting tenacity on the forecheck. 

Girgensons has teamed with linemates Johan Larsson and Kyle Okposo to keep up that strong impression through the first four games of the season. Krueger spoke highly of the trio on Thursday, citing the line as an example for others on the Sabres to follow. 

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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on October 11, 2019

The 3-0-1 Buffalo Sabres host Florida tonight at KeyBank Center

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Sabres are off to their best start since the 2009-10 season. We'll see if they can keep it going tonight with the Florida Panthers in town. 

Tickets for the game are on sale now. If you can't make it to KeyBank Center, catch the GMC Game Night pregame show at 6:30 p.m. on MSG. RJ and Rayzor will have the call on MSG and WGR 550 at 7.

Full game-day coverage can be found right here on Sabres.com.

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