Final
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Devils look to keep rolling against Sabres

Dec 13, 2008 - 11:44 AM Buffalo (14-12-3) at New Jersey (16-8-2), 7:00 p.m. EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- It appears the New Jersey Devils are finding more ways to win without their four-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Martin Brodeur.

After an offensive outburst against a bitter rival, the Devils hope to notch their fifth straight victory when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

The Devils beat the New York Rangers for the first time in 12 regular season-games with a wild 8-5 victory on Friday. The eight goals scored by the Devils were the most in a single game by the team since November 25, 2005.

Patrik Elias scored the game-winner and Gionta had a goal and three assists while Zach Parise collected a career-high four assists. Travis Zajac scored twice and Dainius Zubrus added a goal and two assists for the Devils, who have won nine of 10.

Scott Clemmensen became the first goaltender other than Martin Brodeur to defeat the Rangers since Chris Terreri did it in a 5-2 win at the Meadowlands on April 7, 1993.

Starting his seventh straight game, Clemmensen made 31 saves. Prior to Friday, he had yielded four goals in three contests. Devils coach Brent Sutter would not reveal whether he would start Clemmensen or Kevin Weekes against Buffalo.

"It was one of those nights for Clemmer," Sutter told the Bergen Record. "Yet, he prevailed and the team prevailed and at the end of the night, that's what's most important. You get the big win, you get two points and you move on and get ready for the next game."

The Sabres had their three-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

They had scored four goals in each of their previous three contests, but failed to generate any momentum on the offensive end.

Center Derek Roy extended his points streak to five games with an assist on Toni Lydman's goal.

Thomas Vanek, who leads the NHL with 22 goals, has his three-game goal-scoring streak snapped.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 1 2 4
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 23 (JOCHEN HECHT, JASON POMINVILLE) 1:10
    2ND PRD: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 13 (BRIAN GIONTA, COLIN WHITE) 0:58
    NJD - BOBBY HOLIK 1 (DAVID CLARKSON, MIKE RUPP) 5:09
    BUF - (PP) DREW STAFFORD 6 (NATHAN GERBE

    Dec 13 9:28 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 4
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 24 (DEREK ROY, ANDREJ SEKERA) 12:54

    Sabres 4, Devils 2  3rd - 7:06Dec 13 9:13 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 3
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: BUF - (PP) DEREK ROY 9 (JAROSLAV SPACEK, ALES KOTALIK) 8:43

    Sabres 3, Devils 2  3rd - 11:17Dec 13 9:08 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 1 2
    NEW JERSEY 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 23 (JOCHEN HECHT, JASON POMINVILLE) 1:10
    2ND PRD: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 13 (BRIAN GIONTA, COLIN WHITE) 0:58
    NJD - BOBBY HOLIK 1 (DAVID CLARKSON, MIKE RUPP) 5:09
    BUF - (PP) DREW STAFFORD 6

    Dec 13 8:34 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 2
    NEW JERSEY 2
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) DREW STAFFORD 6 (NATHAN GERBE, TEPPO NUMMINEN)
    11:05

    Sabres 2, Devils 2  2nd - 8:55Dec 13 8:19 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    NEW JERSEY 2
    2ND PRD: NJD - BOBBY HOLIK 1 (DAVID CLARKSON, MIKE RUPP) 5:09

    Sabres 1, Devils 2  2nd - 14:51Dec 13 8:07 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    NEW JERSEY 1
    2ND PRD: NJD - PATRIK ELIAS 13 (BRIAN GIONTA, COLIN WHITE) 0:58

    Sabres 1, Devils 1  2nd - 19:02Dec 13 7:59 PM


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    Buffalo
    1 --1
    New Jersey 0 --0
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    Shots on goal:
    -----------------------------
    Buffalo 8 --8
    New Jersey 7 --7
    -----------------------------

    Goalies : Buffalo, Patrick Lalime (7 shots, 7 saves). New Jersey,
    Kevin Weekes (8 shots, 7 saves). Referees: Ian Walsh, Tim Peel.
    Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Darren Gibbs.

    Dec 13 7:41 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    NEW JERSEY 0
    1ST PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 23 (JOCHEN HECHT, JASON POMINVILLE) 1:10

    Sabres 1, Devils 0  1st - 18:50Dec 13 7:13 PM
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    Sabres 0, Devils 0  1st - 19:55Dec 13 7:10 PM