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Upon failing to reach the 900-point

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BUFFALO Vladimir Sobotka Jersey Womens , N.Y. (AP) — plateau in Chicago before the Blackhawks opened a three-game road trip, Patrick Kane couldn’t think of a second-best place to do so than during his annual Buffalo homecoming.“You come here and you do it back at home with a lot of people here and a lot of people knowing that’s the 900th, it’s pretty exciting. It makes it even better,” Kane said. “Yeah, it would’ve been nice to get it before, but now that it happened here, you think it worked out for a reason.”The 30-year-old from south Buffalo put on a show by scoring two goals and two assists in blasting through the milestone during a 7-3 win over the Sabres on Friday night.Kane capped the win with an empty-net goal in upping his career total to 903 points . He became the youngest U.S.-born player to reach 900 points, and moved ahead of Tony Amonte for 12th place among Americans.Kane also extended his point streak to 10 games, in which he has combined for nine goals and 16 assists.Though he was unable to make a side trip to his favorite pizza place, Kane had time to meet with about 50 members of his family and friends in the southeast corner of the arena before the Blackhawks flew to Minnesota for their game against the Wild on Saturday night.“It would’ve been nice to sneak it in Carter Hutton Jersey Womens ,” Kane said, of popping in for a slice and wings. “Just going to have to wait for the summer.”Connor Murphy sealed the victory by converting Kane’s pass into the middle and snapping in a 30-footer through a screen to put Chicago up 5-3 with 8:36 remaining.Drake Caggiula had a goal and two assists, Brandon Saad scored twice and Duncan Keith also scored. Cam Ward stopped 40 shots and the Blackhawks avoided a brief scare before matching a season-best three-game win streak while coming off a nine-day break.Jason Pominville and Kyle Okposo scored goals 3:37 apart in cutting Chicago’s lead to 4-3 with 12:44 left. Jack Eichel also scored in a game the Sabres trailed 3-0 through the first 26:06 and 4-1 through two periods.Carter Hutton was yanked after allowing four goals on 22 shots through 40 minutes. Linus Ullmark finished, stopping five of seven shots in the third period.This was not how the Sabres intended to open a seven-game homestand while playing their first game in Buffalo in nearly three weeks, following a five-game road trip which also spanned an 11-day break.“You can’t win a game giving up seven goals,” Eichel said. “I think the learning experiences are far over now. We’re 50-some odd games into the season. … These mistakes are costing us points and that’s points in the standings that we can’t lose.”Buffalo dropped to 2-6 in its past eight and is 8-14-7 since matching a franchise-best 10-game winning streak in November.The Sabres failed to capitalize on numerous chances in the first period, and were outshooting the Blackhawks 14-6 before Caggiula scored with 1:22 left. Caggiula was set up alone in front by Gustav Forsling, who intercepted Sam Reinhart’s weak breakout pass attempt at the left point.Jeff Skinner’s turnover led to Erik Gustafsson setting up Kane for a breakaway goal 50 seconds into the second period. Keith, with an assist from Kane, converted his own rebound to put Chicago up 3-0 a little over four minutes later to break open the game.The 30-year-old Kane reached the 30-goal mark for the fourth time in his 12-year career. And he continued his domination in Buffalo Chris Kunitz Jersey Womens , where Kane has scored a point in each of his eight visits in combining for seven goals and six assists.“Obviously, nice to score on your first shift in the second to give you some confidence,” Kane said, acknowledging he’s usually nervous before each game he plays in Buffalo.“I’m really happy for him,” Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said. “It’s hard to come back and play in your hometown. Sometimes you’re pressing and it always doesn’t work.”NOTES: Kane became just the third Blackhawks player with five career point streaks of 10 games or longer, joining Denis Savard, who did it 11 times, and Bobby Hull (five). … Saad played his 500th career game. … Okposo scored on the power play, Buffalo’s first goal with the man advantage in seven games. The Sabres converted 1 of 3 power-play chances to improve their anemic production to 10 of 74 over their past27 games.UP NEXTBlackhawks: At Minnesota Wild on Saturday.Sabres: Enter three-day break before hosting Wild on Tuesday night. DENVER (AP) — When the moment arrived, Andrew Agozzino was ready — big right fist pump Brandon Manning Jersey Womens , coupled with a glide on his right knee and even a little yell.This goal celebration was a long time in the making.Agozzino scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche ended a six-game home skid by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 on Monday night.“Just pure excitement,” Agozzino said. “It’s special and tough to put into words. There was a lot emotion after I saw it go in.”The 28-year-old Agozzino was recalled Sunday from Colorado of the AHL, where he led the Eagles with 22 goals and 28 assists. In his 11th NHL game — and first since April 9, 2016 — Agozzino pushed a shot past Malcolm Subban off a pass from captain Gabriel Landeskog. It gave Colorado a 2-0 advantage in the second period. The assist marked the 400th career point for Landeskog.A milestone goal, indeed.Agozzino also happened to be the oldest Avalanche skater on the ice at the time of his first goal. As for what he will do with the puck, well, he might give it to his father. Or just keep it.“He’ll be fighting me for it,” cracked Agozzino.Tyson Jost and Matt Calvert also scored as the Avalanche won their first game at the Pepsi Center since Jan. 19.Varlamov was brilliant all night, with little traffic screening his vision. He had 15 saves in the third period.“It wasn’t like a tough game where there are lots of screens in front and you can’t see anything Cam Ward Jersey Womens ,” Varlamov said. “The guys did a tremendous job. I saw most of the shots.”Subban had 35 saves for a Golden Knights team that’s now dropped eight of their last 11 games. Subban started back-to-back games for the first time all season with Vegas electing to rest Marc-Andre Fleury.“Their goaltender put up a perfect performance tonight and that’s what it took,” Subban said of his counterpart. “It’s tough to lose games like this, took a full 60-minute effort and I needed to make a few more saves tonight. Got to correct some mistakes and move forward.”Vegas coach Gerard Gallant was hoping his team could ride the momentum from a 5-1 win over Nashville the other night. It didn’t happen.“Not much you can do. We played a pretty good game tonight,” Gallant said. “It was a 3-0 game but it really should’ve been a 6-5 game. The goalies were excellent.”Calvert gave Colorado a three-goal cushion with 13:07 remaining. The play was reviewed when it appeared he knocked it in with his glove. But the officials ruled he last powered in the puck with his stick after it struck his glove.Early in the first period, Jost stole the puck down low early and made a nifty spin move to score his first goal since Jan. 2. The young center was in such a scoring funk he was briefly sent to the minors for some more work. Jost celebrated his goal in style by dropping to a knee and skating toward the boards.It hasn’t exactly been home-sweet-home for the Avalanche this season with an 11-12-5 mark. This after such a dominant showing a season ago when their 28 home wins matched the franchise record set by the 2000-01 Stanley Cup championship squad.“It’s not like we go out there and don’t want to play at home,” defenseman Nikita Zadorov said. “We’re trying.”NOTES: Vegas LW Tomas Nosek returned after not playing in the last three games. … Avalanche F Colin Wilson (upper body) skated with the team Monday and could soon be available. … D Ian Cole (upper body) remains sidelined indefinitely. … Landeskog joins Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov as the only members of the 2011 NHL draft class to reach the 400-point plateau. … Agozzino assisted on Calvert’s goal. It was his fourth NHL assist. … The shutout was No. 25 in Varlamov’s career. … Colorado is now 0 for 26 on the power play over their last nine games.UP NEXTGolden Knights: Begin a four-game homestand Wednesday night against Boston.Avalanche: Host Winnipeg on Wednesday night.
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