Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 20-24-3-2 11-9-3-2 9-15-0-0 W1
New Jersey 26-19-1-2 12-9-0-2 14-10-1-0 L3


Nathan Gerbe scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a franchise-record 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the first round of the shootout for the Devils and Jason Pominville kept the Sabres alive in the third. Following an Adam Henrique miss, Gerbe’s wrist shot sailed over Martin Brodeur’s right pad for the winner.

Buffalo’s Jordan Leopold scored his eighth of the season while Ryan Miller stopped 27 shots. Patrik Elias tallied in regulation for New Jersey, which has dropped three in a row.
Leopold opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game. The Sabres broke out on a 3-on-2 when Leopold laid it off to Gerbe, who fired a shot that ricocheted off the boards behind the net. Leopold was there to retrieve the puck and score from the doorstep.

The Devils evened things at 10:22 of the second as Buffalo’s Derek Roy sat in the box for boarding when Elias finished up a long rebound for the power-play tally. It was his 18th of the campaign, with Zach Parise and Kurtis Foster drawing assists.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   New Jersey
Jordan Leopold 1 Points Patrik Elias 1
Jordan Leopold 1 Goals Patrik Elias 1
Matt Ellis 1 Assists Kurtis Foster 1
N/A Power Play Goals Patrik Elias 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .964 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .929
Ryan Miller 27 Saves Martin Brodeur 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 14 2 0-1 1-2 4 26
New Jersey 28 1 1-2 1-1 2 22

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Devils have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Sabres have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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