The Buffalo Sabres came out on the wrong end of a high-scoring affair, losing 5-4 to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Friday night, dropping to 3-5-0 on the season.
The game was tied 2-2 after the opening period and 3-3 heading into the final 20 minutes. New Jersey then grabbed a 4-3 lead early in the third before Buffalo tied the game once again. However, with under six minutes remaining in regulation, the Devils regained the lead and held on for the one-goal victory.
JJ Peterka, Tage Thomspon, Rasmus Dahlin, and Dylan Cozens netted goals for the Sabres. Owen Power, Jordan Greenway, Tyson Jost, Kyle Okposo, Mattias Samuelsson, and Jeff Skinner notched assists.
Eric Comrie stopped 16-of-18 shots before leaving the game in the second period due to a lower-body injury. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen came in and turned aside 18-of-21.
Buffalo finished 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The Sabres will get the day off Saturday before they host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday at 1 p.m.