Devils Down Buffalo 3-2 - Match Report
New Jersey needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Thursday in NHL action at Prudential Center.
The Devils were a -147 favorite in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.
The win was clinched by Patrik Elias, who beat Ryan Miller in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New Jersey. New Jersey got goals from Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique in the victory. Henrique opened the scoring at 13:30 of the third period.
Johan Hedberg turned in a 23-save effort for the Devils.
Thomas Vanek and Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Buffalo got a 27-stop effort from Jhonas Enroth in the loss.
On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-3, while the Sabres were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 33-25.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.