DENVER (AP) — It took 28 games, but the Buffalo Sabres picked a good time to get their first goal of the season from a defenseman.
Buffalo blue liner Jake McCabe had a goal and an assist, Jack Eichel added a goal and two assists, and the Sabres beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Evander Kane broke a third-period tie and Benoit Pouliot also had a goal and an assist for Buffalo. Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots to help the Sabres end a four-game skid.
Buffalo managed only one goal in the previous four games. The Sabres have scored five or more once this season and have two or fewer goals in 17 of their 28 games but were able to break out against the skidding Avalanche thanks to contributions from the blue line.
“I think (the media) are more worried about the points and the goals than we are,” McCabe said about…