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Saturday, November 30th (All times Eastern)

Buffalo Sabres (6-20-1) at New Jersey Devils (10-11-5), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres sure did enjoy each other's company a season ago.

After going past regulation in all three meetings during the lockout-shortened campaign, the Devils and Sabres clash for the first time in 2013-14 on Saturday night.

The Sabres have won six of the past 10 meetings overall, taking both home encounters a season ago. Both victories came in a shootout, while the Devils won the only contest in New Jersey, also by way of a shootout.

Buffalo has still won six of its past nine in New Jersey and is hitting the road for a game after winning a 3-2 overtime decision on Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Luke Adam had a game-tying goal in the second period and Ryan Miller made 10 of his 22 saves in the third period. That set up Christian Ehrhoff's game- winner 39 seconds into the bonus frame on a long wrist shot through traffic.

Matt Moulson also scored, while both Ville Leino and Tyler Myers had a pair of assists as the Sabres snapped a five-game losing streak with their first win since Nov. 15 versus Toronto.

Buffalo had failed to score more than two goals in any game on its losing streak.

"I thought tonight we had a pretty solid night and also scored some goals," said forward Drew Stafford. "You're not going to win a lot of games 1-0."

The Devils didn't have a problem scoring goals on Friday night either, rolling to a 5-2 road victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. New Jersey scored four times in the third period and got 16 saves from Cory Schneider.

Andrei Loktionov tied the game at 8:43 of the third frame and Henrique potted the go-ahead tally 1:50 before Dainius Zubrus lit the lamp. That helped New Jersey snap a three-game slide and bounce back from Wednesday's 4-3 home loss to the Hurricanes.

"I liked our game right from the drop of the puck tonight," New Jersey head coach Peter DeBoer said. "I thought we had good energy, good legs. We created a lot of things."

Jaromir Jagr capped the third-period scoring with his 692nd career goal, moving him into a tie with Steve Yzerman for eighth place on the NHL's all- time list. He is also just two goals back of Mark Messier as well.

Martin Brodeur could draw the start tonight for the Devils and has gone 33-16-4 with five ties and a 2.11 goals against average in his career versus the Sabres.

Backup Jhonas Enroth may be called upon to give Miller a breather and is 1-1-0 with a 3.80 GAA in three lifetime matchups with New Jersey.

11/30 10:34:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
Final
SFG 2
KAN 3
Final
ORL 92
DAL 117
Final
TOR 83
NYK 80
Final
MEM 98
MIA 104
Final
CHI 112
MIN 113
Final
HOU 96
SAN 87
4th
UTA 96
PHO 101
 
3rd
LAL 53
SAC 51
 
2nd
GSW 50
DEN 41
 
2nd
LAC 36
POR 51
 
Final
CIN 34
SFLA 17
Final
SALABAMA 27
TROY 13
 
3rd
BSU 48
BYU 23
 
2nd
CAL 14
OREG 31
 
Final
NJD 2
DAL 3
Final
WIN 2
TAM 4
3rd
COL 6
VAN 3
 
3rd
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
2nd
ANA 3
CLB 1