Sabres Fall Short in See Saw Game 4-3

The inconsistency continued for the Buffalo Sabres in this early season with their third loss in four games. This time, it was the Calgary Flames in this see-saw affair.

Seven players scored at least one goal, with only Sabres Dylan Cozens and Rasmus Dahlin finishing with a multi-point night, respectively.

The Flames’ Jonathan Huberdeau opened the scoring at the 0.49 mark with assists from Elias Lindholm and Rasmus Anderson.

The Sabres tied it up less than six minutes later as Erik Johnson fired the wrister past Flames goalie Dan Vladar. Rasmus Dahlin and Kyle Okposo picked up the helpers.

The Flames grabbed the lead once more on a goal by Walker Duehr at the 10:15 mark of the first. Then, just over 4 minutes later, the Sabres’ Tage Thompson scored his first of the season with assists from Dylan Cozens and Rasmus Dahlin to close out a busy first frame. Shots in that period favored Calgary 12-7.

After a quiet second frame, the Calgary Flames reclaimed their third lead when Coleman fired a snapshot past Sabres rookie goalie Devin Levi to make it 3-2 at the 1:52 mark of the third.

Sabres’ JJ Peterka scored his second of the season with help from Dylan Cozens and Henri Jokiharju to keep the roller coaster going.

The Flames tied the game with Adam Ruzicka, scoring what ultimately was the winner of this crazy contest. Final shots on goal favored Calgary 36-27.

The Sabres look to rebound on Saturday night on home ice against the New York Islanders.



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