Sabres erupt for 9 goals in win over Sens

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Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville (29) celebrates a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

DJ Kool might need some tea and a lozenge to help him heal his throat after the Sabres erupted for nine goals in a 9-2 win over the Ottawa Senators Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Center.

It’s the first time since January of 2009 Buffalo scored nine goals in a game.

Kyle Okposo opened the offensive onslaught, beating Craig Anderson five minutes into the first period. The Senators netminder would then get the early hook after giving up goals to Jeff Skinner and Jason Pominville.

Skinner would add his second of the game early in the second — which was followed up with a goal from Zemgus Girgensons to give Buffalo a 5-0 lead.

Even after Ottawa’s Max McCormick pulled the Senators to within 5-1, Pominville, who was honored pre-game for playing in 1,000 career games, and Connor Sheary continued to pour on the offensive pressure pushing the Sabres lead back out to 7-1 with goals less than a minute apart.

Patrick Berglund and Casey Mittelstadt found the back of the net in the third period.

The Sabres will look to continue their offensive momentum Sunday when they travel to battle the Rangers.

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