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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hawerchuk Tops 800 as Sabres Down Whalers

HARTFORD, Connecticut -- Dale Hawerchuk had two assists to become the 14th player in NHL history to reach 800 in his career as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Hartford Whalers, 5-3.

Hawerchuk assisted Yuri Khylev's goal at 6:30 of the second period, which snapped a 2-2 tie. Hawerchuk then reached the milestone on Donald Audette's power-play goal with 7:45 left in the game, which completed the scoring.

Randy Wood, Bob Sweeney and Wayne Presley also scored for Buffalo, which is 8-4-2 since Jan. 16. Michael Nylander, Alexander Godynyuk and James Patrick scored for Hartford, which is 3-10-3 since Jan. 8.