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