Eichel’s OT goal pushes Sabres past Penguins


Penguins starter Casey DeSmith made 23 saves on 25 shots in his half of the game

Pittsburgh Penguins logo in front of hockey pucks.

Jack Hughes scored twice in his NHL preseason debut, including the winner 40 seconds into overtime to lift a New Jersey Devils split-squad to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night in Newark, New Jersey.

Hughes, the first overall pick in June’s NHL draft, and P.K. Subban, acquired in a trade with Nashville, each played his first game for the Devils.

Connor Carrick and Jesper Bratt also scored for New Jersey.

Cory Schneider started in goal for New Jersey and made 17 saves on 18 shots before being replaced by Gilles Senn, who was credited with the win after stopping 14 of 16 shots he faced.

Oskar Steen, Chris Wagner and Jack Studnicka scored for Boston. Studnicka’s goal with 50 seconds left in regulation tied the score 3-3. Dan Vladar took the loss as he allowed all four New Jersey goals on 14 shots. Bruins starter Kyle Keyser stopped all 17 shots he faced.

In Montreal, Jake Evans scored late in the third period to lead the Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over the other Devils split squad.

Artturi Lehkonen and Nate Thompson scored for Montreal in the first period and Nick Cousins added an empty-netter in the third.

Carey Price and Cayden Primeau shared goaltending duties. Price gave up one goal on nine shots, and Primeau stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced.

Will Butcher and Michael McLeod scored for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood started in goal and had 11 saves on 13 shots through two periods. Evan Cormier made 11 saves in the third.


In Washington, Tom Wilson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Damien Riat, Travis Boyd and Aliaksei Protas also scored for Washington. Pheonix Copley had 27 saves.

Aleksi Saarela, Alexander Nylander and Adam Boqvist scored for Chicago, which got a 25-save effort from Collin Delia.


In State College, Pennsylvania, Jack Eichel scored 4:52 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eichel finished with a goal and an assist.

John Gilmour, Conor Sheary, Henry Jokiharju and Tage Thompson also scored for the Sabres. Carter Hutton started in goal and made two saves on three shots before being replaced by Jonas Johansson, who stopped 11 of 14 shots.

Andrew Agozzino, Sam Lafferty, Adam Johnson and Ryan Haggerty scored for Pittsburgh, which rallied from a 4-1 deficit with three third-period goals to force overtime.

Penguins starter Casey DeSmith made 23 saves on 25 shots in his half of the game. Tristan Jarry took the loss after allowing three goals on 22 shots.


In Philadelphia, Luca Sbisa’ tie-breaking goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-1 victory over the Flyers.

Thomas Hickey and Erik Brown also scored for the Islanders.

Christopher Gibson was credited with the win as he made 13 saves on 13 shots after replacing starter Semyon Varlamov, who made 10 saves.

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