Buffalo (45-21-6) at New Jersey (36-27-9) 7:30 pm EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) - With one losing streak
ended, the Buffalo Sabres set their sights on stopping another.
The Sabres look to end a seven-game road losing drought against
the New Jersey Devils on Thursday and move closer to their first
playoff berth in four seasons.
Winless at New Jersey since February 22, 2001, Buffalo is fourth
in the Eastern Conference with a six-point advantage over
Philadelphia with 10 games to play.
J.P. Dumont scored twice and Tim Connolly added two assists in
his first outing after missing seven games with a sprained left
knee for Buffalo in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins,
which ended a six-game losing streak.
However, Buffalo will be without defenseman Teppo Numminen, who
will miss the next two weeks with a sprained knee.
New Jersey has won two of three and is tied with Tampa Bay and
Montreal for sixth place in the East, with a five-point lead
over Atlanta for ninth.