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Buffalo 5, Pittsburgh 4
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 19, 2018
Where: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 18618

Jack Eichel scored 45 seconds into overtime Monday as the Buffalo Sabres erased a three-goal deficit to win their sixth straight game, 5-4 over the host Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eichel, who also had an assist, launched a shot from the right dot that caromed in off the arm of Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith.

Zach Bogosian also had a goal and an assist, and Tage Thompson, Casey Nelson and Casey Mittelstadt scored for the Sabres, who picked up their fifth win when trailing after two periods.

Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist, and Derick Brassard, Phil Kessel, and Jake Guentzel scored for the Penguins, who blew a 4-1 second-period lead and fell to 1-7-2 in their past 10 games.

Carter Hutton stopped 36 of 40 Pittsburgh shots, and DeSmith stopped 35 of 40 Buffalo shots.

Brassard opened the scoring at 8:46 of the first when he got by Buffalo's Rasmus Dahlin coming down the slot and scored past Hutton's right pad.

Thompson tied it at 11:43 of the first from above the right hash marks, his first of the season and fourth of his career.

Kessel scored the first of three straight Pittsburgh goals at 16:15 of the first, on a back-door play for his 10th goal to make it 2-1.

Guentzel scored on his own bouncing rebound for a 3-1 Penguins lead at 1:24 of the second.

Pearson, acquired last week from Los Angeles, scored his first goal with the Penguins at 5:00 of the second on a backhander to make it 4-1

Buffalo cut it to 4-2 at 10:39 of the second when Bogosian converted a feed from Jeff Skinner, and Nelson made it a one-goal game, 4-3, on a shot from the right point that went in off Pittsburgh defenseman Jack Johnson with 1:48 left in the second.

Mittelstadt tied it at 11:12 of the third when he whipped a shot over DeSmith's right shoulder from the left dot.

Buffalo defenseman Marco Scandella left in the second after being hit in the right ankle while blocking a shot by Evgeni Malkin.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Buffalo   Pittsburgh
Zach Bogosian 2 Points Tanner Pearson 2
Zach Bogosian 1 Goals Tanner Pearson 1
Kyle Okposo 2 Assists Patric Hornqvist 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .900 Save Percentage Casey DeSmith .875
Carter Hutton 36 Saves Casey DeSmith 35
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 40 5 0-3 3-3 11 31
Pittsburgh 40 4 0-3 3-3 11 34
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Penguins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Sabres have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .625 after a loss.