Devils slip past Sabres 1-0 in OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Steve Bernier scored at 4:19 of overtime and Cory Schneider made 15 saves and the New Jersey Devils shut out the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday.
Schneider has won back-to-back games after beating Carolina on Friday night.
Andy Greene stole the puck and passed it to Bernier, who beat Jhonas Enroth with a high shot for the Devils.
Enroth stopped 23 shots for the Sabres.
Devils forward Ryan Carter left the game just 12 seconds into his first shift on the ice at the 2:05 mark of the first period when he lost a fight to Marcus Foligno.
The two squared off away from the play and the 6-foot-3, 223-pound Foligno threw a right hand that caught Carter square on the side of his helmet. That ended the fight and sent Carter to the locker room for treatment. He did not return.
The Devils held a 9-3 advantage in shots in the first period and nearly scored in the final minute when Patrik Elias' point-blank attempt banged off the left post.
Schneider drew cheers when he made a kick save to deny a point-blank shot by Tyler Ennis of the Sabres near the end of the second period. The Devils held a 15-10 shot edge through two periods.
The Sabres had a chance early in the third period when Ville Leino skated in alone, but his shot was knocked wide by Schneider.
Enroth foiled a shot on his doorstep by Travis Zajac late of the third with a brilliant glove save.
NOTES: The Devils killed all three Sabres power plays to make them 16 for 16 over their past four games. ... Patrick Kaleta is out for the rest of the season for Buffalo after a torn ACL in a game for Rochester of the AHL on Friday. Kaleta was sent down by the Sabres on Nov. 2. ... The Sabres snapped a five-game losing streak with 3-2 overtime victory over Toronto on Friday. ... Jaromir Jagr scored the 692nd goal of his career on Friday against Carolina, tying him with Steve Yzerman for eighth place on the NHL list.