BUFFALO, N.Y. — Victor Olofsson scored twice, including in overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night.
Olofsson got his sixth of the season 36 seconds into overtime. He converted a slap shot from the right circle off a pass from Tage Thompson.
Buffalo had dropped two in a row. The Sabres trailed 3-1 after two periods, but Thompson scored twice in the third. Craig Anderson made 23 saves.
Olofsson opened the scoring in the first with a power-play slap shot from the slot. But the Blackhawks responded with three straight goals.
Jason Dickinson, Sam Lafferty and Taylor Raddysh scored for Chicago. Arvid Soderblom made 41 saves in his season debut.
Thompson, who led the Sabres with 38 goals last season, entered with one goal, but he crashed the Chicago net twice while erasing its two-goal lead.
Thompson’s first goal came off a rebound of a shot by Kyle Okposo at 11:55 of the third. He tied it when he tapped in a pass from Jeff Skinner to the left of Soderblom with 3:13 left.
SABRES D CHANGES
Buffalo defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin was sidelined by a lower-body injury. Kale Clague, who was recalled Sunday, replaced Lyubushkin and made his Sabres debut. Clague was signed as a free agent in July.
Patrick Kane played his 1,115th regular-season game with the Blackhawks, passing Brent Seabrook for third place on the franchise list. Duncan Keith is next with 1,192.
Blackhawks: Host Minnesota on Sunday in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Sabres: Host Detroit on Monday in the third game of a four-game homestand.