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GAME STORY: Sabres 6, Devils 4

The Devils opened the Prospects Challenge with a 6-4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

by Sara Giles saratgiles /

BUFFALO, NY - The Sabres came out blazing, scoring six unanswered goals, three in the first period and three in the second period. Starting Devils goaltender Gilles Senn saved 13 of 19 shots on goal in the first and second period. Goaltender Akira Schmid came in to relieve Senn for the third period. Schmid saved all 11 shots on net for the remainder of the game.

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The Devils didn't get on the scoreboard until 16:17 of the second period when Jack Hughes scored unassisted on the power-play.

"I felt good the whole way," said Hughes, the 2019 first-overall pick. "It was more of just kind of getting my feet wet again getting back into game mode."

The Devils scored three goals in the final frame, from Jesper Boqvist at 5:09 of the third period.

Boqvist and Hughes were paired on a line and on the same power-play unit.

"He's good," said Hughes. "He's a really good player with high-skill. Exactly how I thought he'd be, so it's fun to play with him."

Colton White at 15:11 of the third, assisted by Mitchell Hoelscher and Graeme Clarke, and the final Devils goal of the game came from Joey Anderson, assisted by Colton White and Brandon Gignac. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: We could get used to this.

Colton White had two points tonight, one power-play goal in the third period and an assist on Joey Anderson's goal late in the third period.

The Devils get right back at it tomorrow afternoon with a 3:30 PM game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Harborcenter in Buffalo. 

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