Devils Fall in OT Shootout to Sabres
Jason Pominvile and Nathan Gerbe scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Pominville ripped a shot over the glove of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur on the Sabres’ third and possibly final shootout attempt to tie things at 1-all.
Miller, who had given up a goal to Ilya Kovalchuk on the Devils’ first shootout try, made a pad save on rookie Adam Henrique on New Jersey’s fourth attempt and Gerbe gave Buffalo its first road win since Dec. 3 by beating Brodeur.
Defenseman Jordan Leopold scored a fluke first-period goal for Buffalo.
Patrik Elias tied it in the second period with a power-play goal.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)