Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eichel scores in OT to give Sabres win against Penguins

Jack Eichel scored less than a minute into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Pegula Ice Arena on the Penn State campus in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Defenseman Matt Tennyson tied it 3-3 with 2:39 remaining after defenseman Olli Maatta scored a power-play goal at 8:12 of the third period to put the Penguins ahead 3-2 in their preseason opener.
Jason Pominville scored two goals for the Sabres. It was his first game back with Buffalo since being acquired in a trade from the Minnesota Wild on June 30; the 34-year-old forward did not play in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
Pominville, who played for the Sabres from 2003-13 after they selected him in the second round (No. 55) of the 2001 NHL Draft, put Buffalo ahead 2-1 at 10:38 of the second period. Center Jay McClement, who is in Pittsburgh training camp on a professional tryout, scored 2:34 into the third period to tie it 2-2.
Pominville gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead 7:19 into the game, but Penguins forward prospect Zachary Aston-Reese tied it 1-1 less than a minute into the second period.

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