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Jeff Skinner’s hat trick helps Sabres roll past Kraken

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  • Kyle Evans 

Jeff Skinner recorded his seventh career hat trick as the Buffalo Sabres rolled past the Seattle Kraken, 6-2, at Climate Pledge Arena on Monday night.

Buffalo (33-31-5) fell behind 1-0 just 24 seconds into the contest but quickly responded with three goals in five minutes and never looked back, notching their first-ever victory against the Kraken (28-27-2).

Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch each tallied a goal and an assist, while Owen Power also found the back of the net. Zemgus Girgensons added two helpers, his first multi-point game of the season.

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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 32-of-34 shots, including 18 in the final 20 minutes.

Buffalo went 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

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The Sabres will continue their road trip on Tuesday when they visit the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.