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Recap: Sabres embarrassed at home by the Blackhawks

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The Blackhawks hung seven on the Sabres in a rough start to the home stand

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Last night wasn’t pretty for the Buffalo Sabres as they were blown out in their first game of a seven game home stand by the Chicago Blackhawks. It wasn’t pretty for most of the night, so today will be a speed version of last night’s recap.

First Period

Blackhawks Goal Scorers: Drake Caggiula (8) assisted by Grant Forsling - 18:38

Sabres Goal Scorers: None

Second Period

Blackhawks Goal Scorers: Patrick Kane (30) assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Drake Caggiula - 0:50 | Duncan Keith (2) assisted by Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane - 5:06 | Brandon Saad (16) assisted by David Kampf and Marcus Kruger - 19:39

Sabres Goal Scorers: Jack Eichel (17) assisted by Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Ristolainen - 18:05

Third Period

Blackhawks Goal Scorers: Conor Murphy (2) assisted by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews - 11:24 | Patrick Kane (31) (ENG) assisted by Drake Caggiula and Brent Seabrook - 17:13 | Brandon Saad (17) unassisted - 19:22

Sabres Goal Scorers: Jason Pominville (11) assisted by Jeff Skinner and Zach Bogosian - 3:39 | Kyle Okposo (9) (PPG) assisted by Conor Sheary and Casey Mittelstadt - 7:16

Final: Blackhawks 7, Sabres 3

Shots on Goal: Blackhawks 30 | Sabres 43

Three Stars of the Game

1. Patrick Kane (2 G, 2 A)

2. Drake Caggiula (1 G, 2 A)

3. Brandon Saad (2 G)