The Buffalo Sabres rallied back from a two-goal deficit and defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. With the win, Buffalo snapped a two-game skid and improved to 5-3-0 on the season.
Buffalo was trailing 3-1 late in the third period when Tage Thompson sparked the offense with a pair of goals about five minutes apart to force overtime. In the extra period, Victor Olofsson netted his second power-play goal of the night on a perfect feed from Rasmus Dahlin to give the Sabres the come-from-behind victory.
Kyle Okposo and Jeff Skinner each collected a pair of assists, while Casey Mittelstadt chipped in one.
Craig Anderson made several big saves to keep the Sabres in the game. He turned aside 23-of-26 shots and earned his third win of the season.
Buffalo went 2-for-3 on the man advantage and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The Sabres will be back in action on Monday when they host the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.