The Buffalo Sabres needed Carter Hutton on Friday night, and the netminder came through in a big way. Hutton made 25 saves in regulation and stopped five Jets skaters in a shootout, leading the Sabres to a 2-1 win. The victory marked Buffalo’s fourth in a row, good for 24 points and third place in the Atlantic Division. The Sabres’ lone goal during regulation came courtesy of Jeff Skinner, who netted his team-leading 14th goal of the season. Jack Eichel picked up another assist on Skinner’s goal, giving him 16 helpers on the year.
Hutton was outstanding in the opening 20 minutes, a period that saw Buffalo outshot 12-4 with Winnipeg holding a 9-1 shot advantage at the halfway point of the 1st. Read More