BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has tied an NHL record by becoming the fourth player to score each of his first six career goals on the power play.
Olofsson made it six in a row with a one-timer off Jack Eichel’s pass into the right circle to open the scoring 5:04 into the first period against Montreal on Wednesday night. The Swede’s streak dates to the end of last season, when he scored twice in two games.
PITTSBURGH — The NHL Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve after he aggravated an undisclosed injury that limited him during the preseason.
Galchenyuk joins center Evgeni Malkin and forwards Bryan Rust and Nick Bjugstad on IR for the Penguins, who are off to a 1-2-0 start. Galchenyuk, acquired in an offseason trade with Arizona, has two assists in three games.
Pittsburgh forward Patric Hornqvist sat out practice on Wednesday. Hornqvist left a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday night after getting hit by a shot off the stick of teammate Kris Letang.
The Penguins recalled forward Adam Johnson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
Pittsburgh wraps up a season-opening four-game homestand on Thursday night against Anaheim.
Winnipeg’s Craig Norwich in 1979-80, Hartford’s Sylvain Turgeon in 1983-84 and the New York Islanders’ Jeff Norton, from 1987-88 to 1989-90, share the record.
Nicknamed “Goal-ofsson” by Sabres fans, the 24-year-old Olofsson was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 draft. He spent five seasons playing in the Swedish Elite League before signing with the Sabres in April 2018.