CALGARY—Jack Eichel scored the extra time winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-Three highway win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Seconds after placing a backhand off the submit, Buffalo’s captain beat Calgary goaltender Dave Rittich with a low shot glove aspect 70 seconds into OT.
Jake McCabe, Evan Rodrigues and Rasmus Dahlin additionally scored for Buffalo (24-17-6), which halted a four-game dropping skid.
Calgary (30-14-4) snapped a five-game successful streak and is tussling with the San Jose Sharks for first within the Pacific Division.
Buffalo goaltender Linus Ullmark earned the beginning and the win with 30 saves after relieving Carter Hutton in Monday’s 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Johnny Gaudreau had a aim and an help for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk and Noah Hanifin additionally scored for Calgary with Elias Lindholm contributing a pair of assists.
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Dave Rittich had 19 saves within the loss.
Hanifin’s wrist shot from the highest of the face-off circle beat Ullmark stick-side at 8:26 of the third interval to make it 3-3.
The Sabres had been main for the primary time within the sport at 10:56. With Kyle Okposo offering a display, McCabe beat Rittich with a low wrist shot from simply contained in the blue-line.
Tkachuk’s power-play aim at 6:29 gave Calgary a short lead earlier than Dahlin drew Buffalo even at 7:34.
Dahlin’s shot from the boards by way of site visitors deflected off Calgary’s Michael Frolik and bobbled between Rittich’s helmet and his glove into the online.
Gaudreau dealt the puck cross-ice to Lindholm, who dished it to Tkachuk within the slot for a re-direct.
Rodrigues pulled the guests degree at 9:45 of the second interval.
Seconds after the Flames killed off a Gaudreau hooking penalty, the 25-year-old from Toronto corralled a stretch go from Casey Mittelstadt and beat Rittich between the pads on a breakaway.
With simply half a second remaining within the opening interval, Gaudreau noticed Calgary a 1-Zero lead.
Whereas Buffalo’s Jason Pominville served a tripping penalty, an Elias Lindholm slapshot from the boards rebounded to Gaudreau to attain the power-play buzzer-beater.
Notes: Gaudreau grew to become the third-fastest participant in Flames historical past to achieve the 70-point mark in his 48th sport of the season. Kent Nilsson (46 video games, 1981) and Bob MacMillan (47, 1979) are the one others to achieve that mark as rapidly . . . Calgary defenceman Travis Hamonic (household sickness) and ahead James Neal (sickness) had been scratches Wednesday.