Sheary scores in 7th round of shootout, Sabres beat Jets 2-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Conor Sheary scored in the seventh round of a shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres past the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sheary beat Laurent Brossoit with a shot over the goalie’s glove.
Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots to help Buffalo improve to 11-6-2.
Jeff Skinner tied it at 1 for the Sabres on a power play early in the third period. He extended his goals streak to four games with his 14th of the season.
The Sabres went on a power play with 19 seconds left in the second period after forward Brandon Tanev was called for holding. They capitalized 53 seconds into the third when a rebound bounced around a scramble in the crease and Skinner put in a backhander.
Kyle Connor scored for the Jets in the second period. He has three goals and two assists in the last four games.
NOTES: Brossoit made 31 saves. ... Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler had his points streak end at 11 games.
Sabres: At Minnesota on Saturday night.
Jets: At Vancouver on Monday night.
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