New Jersey 1, Buffalo 0

Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 6-20-2-0 3-11-1-0 3-9-1-0 L1
New Jersey 11-11-1-4 5-4-0-2 6-7-1-2 W2

Recap


Devils 1, Sabres 0 (OT): Steve Bernier scored at 4:19 of overtime as host New Jersey posted its second straight victory following a three-game skid.

Cory Schneider made 15 saves for his second shutout of the season for the Devils, who avoided being blanked for the sixth time in 2013-14. Defenseman Andy Greene and Adam Henrique notched assists.

Jhonas Enroth turned aside 23 shots for the Sabres, who suffered their fifth shutout loss of the campaign. Buffalo has scored fewer than three goals in six of their last seven contests.

After outshooting Buffalo 8-3 in the third period, New Jersey allowed the first two shots of overtime before taking advantage of its first opportunity. Bernier received a pass from Greene just outside the blue line and moved to the top of the left faceoff circle before beating a screened Enroth high to the glove side for his first goal in 20 games.

Schneider, making his second start in as many nights, made three saves in both the first and third periods while stopping seven shots in the second. He denied both Buffalo shots in overtime en route to his 11th career shutout.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Greene extended his point streak to five games with his assist. ... Devils C Ryan Carter put in 12 seconds of work Saturday. Carter was knocked for a loop in a fight with Sabres LW Marcus Foligno during his first shift of the game and suffered lacerations, which prevented his return to the contest. ... Buffalo RW Patrick Kaleta, who hasn't played with the team since receiving a 10-game suspension for a hit to the head of Columbus D Jack Johnson in mid-October, won't suit up for the club again this campaign. According to the Buffalo News, Kaleta suffered a torn ACL while playing for Rochester of the American Hockey League and is done for the season.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   New Jersey
N/A Points Steve Bernier 1
N/A Goals Steve Bernier 1
N/A Assists Andy Greene 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .958 Save Percentage Cory Schneider 1.000
Jhonas Enroth 23 Saves Cory Schneider 15

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 15 0 0-3 2-2 11 27
New Jersey 24 1 0-2 3-3 13 20

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Devils have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Sabres have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .227 after a loss.