The New Jersey Devils will look to extend their season-best winning streak to four games on Saturday when they face the Buffalo Sabres in the second half of a home-and-home series.
On Friday night, the Devils skated away with a 2-1 overtime road win in a game that featured an unlikely hero in captain Andy Greene. The steady defenseman was given a penalty shot opportunity 29 seconds into overtime and made no mistake, firing a wrist shot past Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson.
"A blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while," Greene said. "I came in and I was just trying to be patient there. Make sure I don't fall and get a decent shot off. I was thinking about going blocker there, he took it away and try to sneak it five hole and luckily it went in."
The Devils dominated the second half of the first meeting between the two teams and had several chances to put it away on the power play before Greene's game-winner. New Jersey outshot Buffalo 43-26 overall and 18-5 in the third period. >> Read more
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