Ilya Kovalchuk sniped 3 goals in leading New Jersey to a 4-1 win over Buffalo on Tuesday at First Niagara Center.
New Jersey was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
New Jersey got goals from Ilya Kovalchuk (3) and Petr Sykora in the victory. Kovalchuk opened the scoring at 19:24 of the first period.
Martin Brodeur turned in a 29-save effort for the Devils.
Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Martin Brodeur.
Buffalo got a 27-stop effort from Ryan Miller in the loss.
On the power play, New Jersey went 2-for-7, while the Sabres were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 31-30.
New Jersey heads into a battle against the Ducks. Buffalo, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.