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Skinner leads short-handed Sabres past Predators

Jeff Skinner scored twice for the 499th and 500th points of his NHL career to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win in Nashville.
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Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The Sabres won 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jeff Skinner scored twice and Aaron Dell made 29 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Mark Jankowski and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored for Buffalo, which snapped a six-game losing streak.

Matt Duchene scored the lone goal and Juuse Saros made 17 saves for Nashville, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end.