SUMMERLIN, Nevada — It took a review by the National Hockey League but Sabres forward Sam Reinhart officially has his first goal of the season.
The NHL has changed the scoring on the game-winning goal from Sunday's 3-1 victory in Anaheim, crediting the goal to Reinhart on an assist from Benoit Pouliot with 31.3 seconds left in the second period. Reinhart said after the game the puck deflected off his stick after Pouliot harassed the Ducks' defense into a turnover.
So the goal has gone from Pouliot unassisted to Reinhart from Pouliot, whose first Buffalo point becomes an assist. Here's the video of the play (still tagged with Pouliot scoring):
The league also added an assist to Jason Pominville on the first goal the Sabres scored in Saturday's 4-2 loss at Los Angeles. That goal now reads Zemgus Girgensons from Jack Eichel and Pominville. The second assist had been credited to Jake McCabe.
The change gives Pominville a two-point game and seven points on the season, tied with Eichel and Evander Kane for the team lead.
The Sabres were given Monday off in Las Vegas and will hit the ice Tuesday morning in T-Mobile Arena to prepare for their game Tuesday night against the expansion Golden Knights, who are off to a 4-1 start.