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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sam Reinhart tied the game and then set up Jack Eichel's go-ahead goal 4:07 into the third period Saturday, rallying the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
The loss mathematically eliminated the Jets from playoff contention in a matchup of teams out of the postseason picture.
Buffalo won consecutive games for the first time since winning two straight on Feb. 12-14, and improved to 3-0-1 in its past four. That marks the team's longest point streak since Buffalo won six straight from Nov. 28-Dec. 15, 2014.
The rebuilding Sabres drew on their youth movement, which produced all three goals. Newly signed forward Hudson Fasching rounded out the scoring.
Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Copp scored for the Jets, who squandered a chance to win three straight for the first time this season.