New Jersey skated to a 5-3 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday in NHL action at First Niagara Center.
New Jersey was an underdog by +154 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
New Jersey got goals from Patrik Elias, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, David Clarkson, and Mark Fayne in the victory. Parise opened the scoring at 2:06 of the first period.
Martin Brodeur turned in a 29-save effort for the Devils.
Buffalo got goals from Tyler Myers (2) and Jordan Leopold in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jhonas Enroth stopped 14 of 19 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-4, while the Sabres were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 32-21.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head on the road to face Carolina.