Facing a 3-1 deficit in the third period, the Buffalo Sabres scored five unanswered goals, two each from Jack Eichel (2-2—4) and Ryan O'Reilly (2-1—3), to rally past the Boston Bruins and improve to 4-1-1 in their past six games.
* Eichel, a native of North Chelmsford, Mass., who won the Hobey Baker Award last season at Boston University, had an NHL career-high four points in his first professional game in Boston.
* The Sabres overcame a multiple-goal deficit in the third period to win in regulation for the first time since beating the Florida Panthers 5-3 on March 25, 2009, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Elias added that the Sabres scored five goals in a single period for the first time since the third period of a 7-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 8, 2011.
* O'Reilly had his third three-point game of the season. In 35 game this season he leads the Sabres in goals (14), assists (18) and points (32).
* Chad Johnson (20 saves) stretched his personal point streak to four games (3-0-1) and improved to 6-2-1 in his past nine decisions.