Skip to content
Home » Sports » Professional » Buffalo Sabres » Sabres improve to 2-0 with 7-2 win over Devils

Sabres improve to 2-0 with 7-2 win over Devils

Victor Olofsson and Sam Reinhart scored twice, and Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner each added their first goals of the season, in a 7-2 win over the New Jersey Devils to open the Sabres’ home schedule. Buffalo is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 and winning back-to-back games is a feat in and of itself.

Jeff Skinner is congratulated by teammates after scoring goal for the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night in KeyBank Center. (Mark Mulville/The Buffalo News)

During an impressive power play in the first period, Eichel sent a cross-ice pass to Olofsson, whose wrist shot from the left circle went over goalie Mackenzie Blackwood’s glove for a 1-0 lead at 2:56 into the first period. The goal was Olofsson’s first of the season.