Sabres get back to winning ways in Edmonton with 3-2 OT win

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After an overtime loss Saturday in Vancouver, the Buffalo Sabres found the right side of the extra period against the Oilers Sunday, getting the 3-2 win in Edmonton. 

Returning to the lineup for the first time in three games, Sabres defenseman Collin Miller was the hero for Buffalo, finishing off the win with a goal just 1:13 into overtime.

Miller's shot slipped past Oiler goaltender Mike Smith after a cross-ice pass from forward Marcus Johansson. 

It was Miller's first goal of the year and first as a Sabre. 

First goal as a member of the Sabres ✔️First career overtime goal ✔️Third NHL game-winner ✔️Way to bring it home, @Colin6Miller! #CellyOn

— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 9, 2019

Forward Jack Eichel stayed hot in the stat sheet, registering a secondary assist on Miller's goal.

Eichel now has at least one point in 13-straight games. 

The Sabres needed overtime to get the win despite jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st period.

Forward Kyle Okposo re-directed a shot from defenseman Marco Scandella after just 4:08 played in the period, with Johan Larsson netting the second Buffalo goal at the 9:14 mark. 

Edmonton matched the Sabres 2-0 1st period with a 2-0 2nd period of their own to tie the game. 

A back and forth 3rd period went scoreless, guaranteeing both teams a point before Buffalo earned the second in OT. 

The win ends a two-game losing streak, but it is also the sixth game of the last seven that the Sabres have gained a point.

31 games into the season, Buffalo is now at 14-11-6. They currently hold the third spot in the Atlantic Division. 

Up next for the Sabres, they head back home Tuesday night at Key Bank Center to take on the St. Louis Blues at 7:30 PM. 




Goal Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 4:08 - Kyle Okposo (3) (Scandella), 10:43 - Johan Larsson (3) (Vesey, Asplund)EDM: NONE

Second Period:

BUF: NONEEDM: 8:25 - Riley Sheahan (1) (Nurse, Nygard), 15:56 - Joakim Nygard (2) (Nurse, Haas)

Third Period:



Penalty Summary:

First Period:

BUF: 5:22 - Brandon Montour - Tripping (2 minutes)EDM: 7:42 - Markus Granlund - High-sticking (2 minutes), 15:26 - Connor McDavid - Hooking (2 minutes)

Second Period:

BUF: 5:40 - Zach Bogosian - Holding the Stick (2 minutes). 13:57 - Zach Bogosian - Hooking (2 minutes)EDM: 17:31 - Joel Persson - Hooking (2 minutes)

Third Period:



Shots on Goal:

BUF: 22 (12, 2, 8)EDM: 32 (10, 11, 11)


BUF: Linus Ullmark - 30 savesEDM: Mike Smith - 19 saves

Power Plays:

BUF: 0/3 (0)EDM: 1/3 (33.33%)

Three Stars:

1. Darnell Nurse

2. Linus Ullmark

3. Joakim Nygard