(Buffalo) The first player to start, Jack Eichel was also the lone shootout scorer and the Buffalo Sabers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Saturday.
Eric Staal, Tobias Rieder and Victor Olofsson scored in regular time for Buffalo.
Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots for the Sabers, who have won three of their last four games.
Ty Smith, Andreas Johnsson and Janne Kuokkanen fought back for the Devils, who lost a third straight game.
Accomplice of Johnsson’s goal, Jack Hughes thus collected an eighth point, a peak among his own.
22-year-old Finnish Kuokkanen tied 3-3 at 14:41 in the third period, with his first NHL goal.
The two teams will face off again Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.