The stats from the Sabres 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils actually got a 3-1 lead over the Buffalo Sabres heading into the third period and kept it to win. This recap goes over the team's solid effort, Petr Sykora, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise, Martin Brodeur, special teams, and more.
|- 1, New Jersey Goal - Petr Sykora (9), from Patrik Elias and Martin Brodeur at 9:52. Penalties - Zack Kassian, Buffalo (Holding the stick), 2:44; Zach Parise, New Jersey (Cross checking), 14:20.|
|- 2, New Jersey Goal - Petr Sykora (10), from Patrik Elias and Anton Volchenkov at 1:26. 3, New Jersey Goal - Zach Parise (12), from Mark Fayne and Adam Henrique at 6:55. 4, Buffalo Power-Play Goal - Thomas Vanek (18), from Jordan Leopold and Drew Stafford at 7:41. Penalties - Christian Ehrhoff, Buffalo (Tripping), 2:27; Eric Boulton, New Jersey (Boarding), 7:12; Cody McCormick, Buffalo (Roughing), 7:12; Paul Gaustad, Buffalo (Misconduct (10 min)), 7:12; Patrick Kaleta, Buffalo (Misconduct (10 min)), 7:12; Cam Janssen, New Jersey (Misconduct (10 min)), 7:12; Bryce Salvador, New Jersey (Misconduct (10 min)), 7:12; Eric Boulton, New Jersey (Roughing), 7:12; Petr Sykora, New Jersey (Hi-sticking), 11:42; Petr Sykora, New Jersey (Too many men/ice - bench), 13:51.|
|- No scoring.|