The Buffalo Sabres battled back late in the third period against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday and made it a one-goal game, but couldn’t tie things up in a 4-3 loss at KeyBank Center.
Defenseman Ethan Prow, in his first NHL game, scored on his first shot on goal to put Buffalo within one late in the third period.
First @NHL goal in his first NHL game, no big deal.
Congrats, Ethan Prow! ? pic.twitter.com/NK0bX15coE
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 30, 2021
Tage Thompson scored twice to tie the game early in the second period, but the Devils scored twice in the third to pull away.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 38 saves for the Sabres.
Jack Hughes recorded a goal and two assists, including the go-ahead goal early in the third. Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for New Jersey.
Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 19 shots.