EDMONTON—Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 7-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (22-21-3), who have won two of their last three.
Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues replied for the Sabres (23-17-6), who have lost three straight.
It didn’t take long for the Sabres to kick off a flurry of scoring, making good on the game’s first shot exactly one minute in when Mittelstadt tipped a shot past Oilers starting goalie Mikko Koskinen.
However, Edmonton pulled even on the game’s second shot a minute-and-a-half later when a Kassian shot ticked off a Sabres stick and past Buffalo netminder Carter Hutton.
The Oilers also scored on their second shot, 50 seconds later, when Nugent-Hopkins deflected in a Caleb Jones shot for his 15th of the season.
Edmonton made it 3-1 before the game was even five minutes old when Tobias Rieder found Kassian in front and he scored his second of the game and just fourth of the season into a wide open net.
The Sabres got one back nine minutes into the first after a giveaway led to a goal by Rodrigues.