New Jersey 4, Buffalo 1

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 32-20-1-3 15-10-0-3 17-10-1-0 W1
Buffalo 24-26-3-3 13-11-3-3 11-15-0-0 L2


Ilya Kovalchuk scored a hat trick and added an assist and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves as the New Jersey Devils snapped a two-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the host Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Kovalchuk secured the win with his second goal and 24th of the season at 9:47 of the final frame when rookie Adam Henrique set him up for a tip-in on a 3-on-2 rush. Kovalchuk added an empty-netter.

Petr Sykora gave the Devils a 2-1 lead on the power play 1:44 into the third after Jason Pominville pulled the Sabres into a 1-1 tie at 17:19 of the middle frame with his 21st of the season.

Kovalchuk worked a perfect give and go with Patrik Elias for his seventh power-play goal of the season at 19:24 of the first period.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Buffalo
Ilya Kovalchuk 4 Points Jason Pominville 1
Ilya Kovalchuk 3 Goals Jason Pominville 1
Adam Henrique 2 Assists Jason Pominville 0
Ilya Kovalchuk 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Brodeur .967 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .900
Martin Brodeur 29 Saves Ryan Miller 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 31 4 2-7 2-2 4 27
Buffalo 30 1 0-2 5-7 14 26

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Sabres have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Devils have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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