BUFFALO, N.Y. — An influx of offensive-minded rookies has the New Jersey Devils off to a 2-0 start.

Jesper Bratt had two goals and an assist in his second NHL game and the Devils earned a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

Marcus Johansson also had two goals and an assist, Brian Gibbons added a goal and an assist, Taylor Hall had two assists, Stefan Noesen scored, and No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier recorded his first NHL point for the Devils.

The 19-year-old Bratt, drafted in the sixth round in 2016, has five points in his first two games.

“He’s a really good hockey player already,” said Johansson, who like Bratt, was born in Sweden. “He’s so young, he just got over here, and it’s fun to watch.”

It was the second straight game in which the Devils got three points from a rookie. Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher became the first Devils player to accomplish the feat in his NHL debut during a 4-1 win over Colorado in the season opener.

The excitement New Jersey’s rookies have brought to the ice is infectious, Coach John Hynes said.

“To get good in the league, you have to draft well and develop well,” Hynes said. “The fact we have some younger guys coming into our lineup that can play the way that we want to play and having major impacts on the game, I think brings energy to everyone.”

Evander Kane scored twice for the winless Sabres, who were booed off the ice after all three periods.

BLUES 3, ISLANDERS 2: Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored shootout goals to lift St. Louis to its third straight win to start the season, at New York.

Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders in the third period to send the game into overtime, with Lee’s goal coming at the 19-minute mark.

Tarasenko scored twice in the second period for the Blues, who were seemingly in control until Ladd ended Jake Allen’s shutout bid at 13:04 of the third.

LIGHTNING 4, CAPITALS 3: Nikita Kucherov got his second goal of the game on a power play in overtime, Tampa Bay held high-scoring Alex Ovechkin pointless and the Lightning won at home.

Kucherov’s winner came after the Capitals were assessed a penalty for too many men on the ice.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Alex Killorn and Chris Kunitz.

T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and two assists for the Capitals.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: Auston Matthews scored in overtime and Toronto rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat visiting Chicago.

Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won their first three games.