New Jersey (8-7-2) at Buffalo (8-9-0), 7:00 pm EST
BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Devils have a
good chance to record their first three-game winning streak of
the season when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
After a 3-2 victory over the Sabres on October 28, the Devils
improved to 8-0-3 in the series since the 2001-2002 season. With
Martin Brodeur sidelined with a knee injury, Scott Clemmensen
made 25 saves and Sergei Brylin scored with 5:23 left for the
Brodeur returned for a home-and-home series with Washington on
Friday and Saturday, and the Devils won both games to move over
the .500 mark. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner made 18 saves
and Grant Marshall scored the third of three power-play goals in
Saturday's 3-2 triumph. Jamie Langenbrunner added a goal and
The Sabres fell to 2-6-0 since starting goaltender Ryan Miller
was lost to a fractured right thumb with Saturday's 6-1 loss to
After allowing the league's top offense the first six goals, the
Sabres managed only a singular tally by Derek Roy late in the
third period. Martin Biron, who is 1-5-2 all-time against New
Jersey, made 31 saves in falling to 2-4-0 this season.
Perhaps the Sabres can feed off the emotion of a pre-game
ceremony when five new members will be inducted into the team's
Hall of Fame, including former captain Mike Foligno.