BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In case you may have forgotten, the Buffalo Sabres have not one, but two No. 2 draft picks playing at a high level. And while Jack Eichel has earned every bit of spotlight placed upon him, Sam Reinhart has more than answered the call in his rookie season.
Sunday, it was the latter who led the Sabres to a rare win in Winnipeg.
Reinhart scored his first career hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Jets, the first Sabres win in Winnipeg since 1993. The win snaps a six-game losing streak.
Buffalo got its fourth goal from Marcus Foligno, who sent a rebound off a Brian Gionta shot into the back of the net, putting the Sabres up 3-2 in the third period.
Linus Ullmark made 42 saves, the second goaltender to make 42 saves for the Sabres in as many games. Chad Johnson stopped 42 shots in a loss at Chicago earlier this week. The Sabres now travel to Minnesota to wrap up a 3-game road trip.