Reinhart’s hat trick helps Sabres snap six-game skid

Rookie nets two in first period, final goal in game to seal Sabres' victory

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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