Quick Hits: Sabres 4, Oilers 3 (OT)

‘The Sabres improved to 5-2-2 in the last nine games with a comeback victory in KeyBank Center.’

Rasmus Ristolainen clinches Sabres’ overtime win against Oilers

‘“We’ve been urging him to take the one timer,” coach Dan Bylsma said after Ristolainen’s power play goal 57 seconds into overtime sealed the Sabres’ 43 come from behind win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Sabres’ Erik Burgdoerfer waited for NHL opportunity

‘“When you play in the ECHL for four straight years, you’re turning 25, you definitely have some times when you’re doubting yourself,” Burgdoerfer said Tuesday prior to his second NHL game, a 4-3 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers inside KeyBank Center.’

Eichel notches assist as Sabres beat McDavid’s Oilers in OT, 4-3

‘Evander Kane had two goals while Brian Gionta and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored for Buffalo (10-10-6 overall).’

Sabres steal OT win in latest McDavid-Eichel matchup

‘”You’ve got to win hockey games a lot of different ways,” Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma said. “Tonight, we claw back and get one on a 6-on-5 (chance) at the end of the game to tie it. … We came up big there (in overtime) to get the win.”‘

Sherwood Park’s Brendan Guhle has been thrown into NHL deep-end by Sabres

‘He was getting ready for a Prince George home game against Victoria Royals last Friday when he got the NHL call. “Beneficial, I thin,k to just get right into it (NHL games). I didn’t have time to think about it, or put pressure on myself,” said Guhle. “I didn’t even know they could do this (call up a player from junior). Pretty surprised.”’

Wednesday’s Edmonton Coverage

Oilers let one slip away as they fall 4-3 to Sabres in OT (Edmonton Journal)
Sherwood Park’s Brendan Guhle has been thrown into NHL deep-end by Sabres (Edmonton Journal)
Oilers notes: Backup bounced around league … ankle not an issue … everyone’s opponent (Edmonton Journal)
Cult of Hockey game grades: Oilers waste comeback with brutal game management (Edmonton Journal)
Connor McDavid stands out in Oilers OT loss (Sportsnet)
Game story: Sabres 4, Oilers 3 (OT) (EdmontonOilers.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Ristolainen seals Sabres 4-3 OT win over Oilers

”’He’s carrying the load for us back there,” coach Dan Bylsma said, noting the Sabres are missing three of their regular defensemen due to injuries. ”He’s had some tough shifts. He’s had some tough battles. And it got a lot lighter when he scored that goal.”’

Ristolainen’s OT goal helps Sabres squeak past Oilers

‘”It was about time,” Ristolainen said. “A lot of chances and shots and finally it went in.”‘

Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel getting more creative, not worried about rivalry with Connor McDavid

‘I’ve put all that past me and just want to be an impact player. I’ve played a year in the NHL now and I’ve played in the World Cup. We have a good fan base and they obviously appreciate me and our team. So as a group, we just try to use it as support and build off of it.’

Sabres rookie Guhle set to live dream vs. hometown Oilers

‘“It’s pretty crazy that I’m going to be playing against them tonight,” said Guhle. “I didn’t even realize that Edmonton was coming here until yesterday when I looked at the schedule. I didn’t know if I would still be here, or how long I’ll be here, but when I figured out that I was playing them I was pretty excited.”’

Sabres defeat Oilers 4-3 in OT

‘Buffalo had the puck for nearly the entire minute of overtime, and Rasmus Ristolainen bruies a slap shot in the top corner of the net to win it for the hometown team. That is a big time comeback and win for the Sabres.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-OIlers

‘”If you want to be a good team, you never lose two in a row. Last night it was close. Tonight we needed the win and it was a big win for us.”‘

Sabres top Oilers 4-3 thanks to some late game heroics, despite two points from Connor McDavid

‘Seconds later Marcus Foligno drew a hooking penalty giving the Sabres a power play as they went into overtime. Rasmus Ristolainen made the Oilers pay, with an absolute laser from the point to give the Sabres the win.’

Rasmus Ristolainen lifts Sabres past Oilers in OT

‘”There’s been some really good chances, but you can’t get frustrated and try to keep it simple and get pucks to the net,” Ristolainen said. “Someday it’s going to go in, and tonight was the time.”‘