BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane scored twice in the third period and Chad Johnson made 18 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.
Sam Reinhart, Jamie McGinn and Marcus Foligno also scored for Buffalo. The Sabres have had at least four goals in four straight games for the first time in nine seasons, and have won three of their last four games.
Arizona has lost three in a row to begin a five-game trip. Max Domi scored both goals for the Coyotes, and Mike Smith made 23 saves.
Kane scored on a short-handed breakaway 2:40 into the third period for a 3-1 lead. It was the Sabres’ first short-handed goal of the season. He later added an empty-net score and has four goals and two assists in his last three games.
Foligno made it 4-2 with 8:16 left after taking a pass from Nicolas Deslauriers behind the net, moving to the right side of the goal and slipping the puck behind Smith.
The Coyotes appeared to score 19 seconds later on a backhanded shot by Nicklas Grossman, but Sabres coach Dan Bylsma challenged the goal and replays revealed Arizona’s Martin Hanzal interfered with…