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0:00: Game over, Buffalo wins 5-3.
1:31: Sabres empty net goal.
1:48: Wedgewood heads to the bench. Devils have the extra attacker looking to tie.
2:45: Kuokkanen takes a high-stick. Play stopped no penalty called on the play.
4:12: Whistle just as the puck came loose from Ullmark’s save. Puck was seconds from being tapped in.
4:22: Jack Hughes’s shot stopped by Ullmark as he had an open lane and drove to goal.
8:31: Sharangovich wrist shot held by Ullmark to end a Devils possession that included multiple chances and heightened intensity.
9:40: Buffalo scores a power play goal to take a 4-3 lead.
10:57: Sharangovich sent to the box. Sabres back on the power play.
12:10: Wedgewood comes up with a save through traffic. Buffalo crowding the net.
13:30: Maltsev sets up Vatanen for a shot but it’s saved by Ullmark.
15:18: Penalty killed off back to even strength.
15:21: Buffalo shot rings off the pipe. No goal.
15:59: Devils continue to clear the puck on the penalty kill. NJ has limited Buffalo’s offensive zone time throughout the power play.
16:54: Sharangovich steals the puck during the penalty kill and the rookie goes in on net and gets a shot off.
17:18: McLeod scores half a second after a referee’s whistle calling a penalty against the Devils. Buffalo is on the power play for the first time tonight.
17:43: Ullmark holds on to Johnsson’s shot to keep the Devils from scoring.
20:00: Third period underway! Devils and Sabres tied at 3 goals a piece.
0:00: Second period over. Devils and Sabres tied at 3.
0:31: Maltsev robbed by Ullmark right on the goal line.
2:06: Power play expires.
4:06: Buffalo called for delay of game – Devils head to the power play!
4:41: Buffalo scores to tie it up again. 3-3.
8:57: Zacha scores to make it 3-2! Devils score after a series of events including a pass from Bratt to Zacha. Zacha’s initial shot is stopped but as he’s falling backwards Pavel gets his own rebound and scores!
11:05: Wedgewood pokes away a Buffalo forward driving trying to get a shot off in front of the goal
13:47: Devils power play!
14:37: Bratt’s shot goes wide. Devils set the puck for some continued offensive production. Wood gets a shot off but it’s stopped by Ullmark.
16:14: Thompson’s shot blocked right in front of the net.
20:00: The second period is underway!
0:00: First period is in the books with the game tied at 2. Devils score their first power play goal in 16 straight opportunities to change momentum going into the first intermission. Devils outshooting the Sabres 6-5, and the Sabres have a slight faceoff advantage, 53%-47%
0:01: Power play goal by Jesper Bratt! All tied at 2!
0:14: Sabres called for tripping and the Devils go on the power play. New Jersey will have the man-advantage for 14 seconds this period, and the remainder of the penalty in the second.
0:42: Sabres score again to make it 2-1 visitors.
6:01: Miles Wood’s shot on the rebound went wide.
7:05: Big glove save by Wedgewood to keep the score tied at 1.
10:04: Sabres tie the game at 1.
15:38: Damon Severson scores on an assist from Thompson! Devils up 1-0!
18:25: Tyce Thompson is on the ice for his first shift in his NHL debut.
18:44: PK Subban with a big block on Dahlin’s shot.
20:00: Tonight’s game is underway!
Bratt – Zacha – Wood
Johnsson – Zajac – Merkley
Kuokkanen – Hughes – Sharangovich
Maltsev – McLeod – Thompson
Kulikov – Subban
Murray – Severson
Smith – Vatanen
(Open Spot) – Mittelstadt – Thompson
Olofsson – Reinhart – Okposo
Skinner – Sheahan – Asplund
Rieder – Eakin – Fogarty
Bryson – Ristolainen
Miller – Montour
Dahlin – Jokiharju