Recap - Sabres Defeat New Jersey 3-2

Recap - Sabres Defeat New Jersey 3-2

Buffalo earned a 3-2 victory over New Jersey on Sunday, but needed a shootout to do it at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres were a -112 favorite in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.

Nathan Gerbe potted the shootout winner for Buffalo. Buffalo got goals from Steve Ott and Patrick Kaleta in the victory. Kaleta opened the scoring at 4:22 of the first period.

Ryan Miller turned in a 37-save effort for the Sabres.

New Jersey got goals from Steve Sullivan and Mark Fayne in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Martin Brodeur stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Buffalo scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 39-26.

Buffalo heads into a battle against the Jets. New Jersey, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston.