With the Oilers controlling the puck in the Sabres’ zone, Oilers’ defender Mark Fayne fired a shot on goal from the point that was stopped by Sabres’ goaltender Michal Neuvirth. Neuvirth left a big rebound, however, and Pakarinen made no mistake in burying that rebound to tie the score at one.
The 23-year-old native of Loviisa, Finland was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers at the 2011 NHL Draft. He was signed as a free agent by the Oilers back in June of this year and was called up from the AHL‘s Oklahoma City Barons on Thursday for his first NHL action.
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