Jesper Bratt a rookie selected by New Jersey in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft, and Marcus Johansson, acquired in a trade from the Washington Capitals combined for all four Devils goals in the second period. Sabres forward Evander Kane scored the first of his two goals at 5:02 of the second period past Cory Schneider to get Buffalo within 2-1, Bratt made it 3-1 21 seconds later with a shorthanded goal.
Marcus Johansson made it 4-1 at 7:49 when he received a drop pass from Taylor Hall after Hall stripped the puck from Beaulieu. Evander Kane's second goal and fourth of the season made it 6-2 at 17:03 of the third. The final score ended at 6-2. The Sabres will need better goaltending from Chad Johnson and Robin Lehner.
The Sabres begin a west coast trip against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.