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Eichel wins it for Sabres with OT goal against Penguins

Dahlin had two assists for Buffalo @NHLdotcom

Jack Eichel scored with eight seconds left in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 5-4 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pennsylvania.

It was the first preseason game for each team.

Eichel, who had an assist, scored on a breakaway after receiving a pass from Conor Sheary inside the red line.

Sheary had a goal and two assists, John Gilmour had a goal and an assist, and Rasmus Dahlin had two assists for the Sabres. Henri Jokiharju scored at 4-on-4 in his Buffalo debut, and Tage Thompson gave the Sabres a 4-1 lead on a power-play goal with 4:02 left in the second period.

The Penguins tied it 4-4 with three straight goals in a span of 7:55 in the third period, from Sam Lafferty, Adam Johnson and Ryan Haggerty. Andrew Agozzino gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead at 4:34 of the first.

Carter Hutton allowed one goal on three shots for the Sabres and was replaced by Jonas Johansson, who allowed three goals on 15 shots.

Casey DeSmith made 23 saves on 25 shots for the Penguins before being relieved by Tristan Jarry, who made 19 saves on 22 shots.

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