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Devils defeat Sabres in OT 1-0



Newark, NJ (WGR 550)  -- Neither team could score through the first 64 minutes of play, but Steve Bernier scored the game's lone goal to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at Prudential Center.

Neither team was able to score in the opening twenty minutes. Buffalo recorded just three shots on goal in the frame, and Cory Schnieder was up to the task. Marcus Foligno left his imprint on the period after getting into a fight with Ryan Carter. A right hand by Foligno sent Carter to the ice, and then to the New Jersey locker room after the scrap.

Christian Ehrhoff took the only minor penalty of the period. He was called for interference with just fifteen seconds to go in the first. New Jersey had the better of the chances, and nine shots on Jhonas Enroth.

The game remained scoreless through the middle stanza as well, but the pace of play picked up considerably in the period. Buffalo went 0-for-3 on the power play in the second, but did not commit a penalty to their credit. The blue and gold led in shots on goal, with 7 in the period. New Jersey recorded 6 shots in the frame for a combined 15 through two periods.

The third period brought more end-to-end action, but failed to yield the game-winning goal. The only penalty of the period was given to Brian Flynn. The Sabres forward was called for his first minor penalty, the first penalty overall, of his tenure with Buffalo in his 53rd game. The Sabres had just one shot on goal in the final period.

The only shot of the overtime period resulted in the game-winning goal for the home team. Steve Bernier curled just above the left wing face-off dot and wired a perfect wrist shot into the far corner of the net to beat Enroth and the Sabres. The goal came with just :41 to go in OT.

The Sabres now have plenty of time to rest and prepare for their next opponent, the New York Rangers. Buffalo welcomes the Blueshirts to town on Thursday night for a seven o'clock puck drop. Catch all of the action on the flagship home of the Sabres Radio Network - WGR Sports Radio 550 starting with pregame coverage at 6 p.m.

Goal Summary

First Period

BUF: none
NJ: none
 

Second Period

BUF: none
NJ: none

Third Period

BUF: none
NJ: none

Overtime

BUF: none
NJ: 4:19 - Steve Bernier (2) (Andy Greene, Adam Henrique)

Penalty Summary

First Period

BUF: 2:05 - Marcus Foligno (5 min., fighting)
19:45 - Christian Ehrhoff (2 min., interference)
NJ: 2:05 - Ryan Carter (5 min., fighting)

Second Period

BUF: none
NJ: 4:05 - Andrei Loktionov (2 min., delay of game)
11:08 - Marek Zidlicky (2 min., tripping)
13:32 - Mark Frayne (2 min., tripping)

Third Period

BUF: 4:57 - Brian Flynn (2 min., hooking)
NJ: none

Overtime

BUF: none
NJ: none

Shots on Goal

BUF - 15, NJ - 24


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