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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 1/4/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore



NEW JERSEY (17-17-0-8, 42 pts.) at BUFFALO (11-26-0-4, 26 pts.)
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Saturday, 1/4/2014 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
9NEW JERSEY-115Ov 5,+110-130Ov 5,+120
10BUFFALO-105Un 5,-130+110Un 5,-140
NEW JERSEY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games17-25-0-6.617-25-6.614-202.425.42.624.9
Team Stats (Road Games)9-14-0-2.19-14-2.19-102.426.83.026.5
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.12-3-1.12-
NEW JERSEY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)421002527435210669.4%1232217.9%169
Team Stats (Road Games)2355141225416178.9%671522.4%95
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)510235001119.0%1317.7%18
Stats Against (All Games) 108243739812104610.3%1321712.9%177
Stats Against (Road Games) 691724253660911.3%711216.9%121
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 14247111429.9%1616.2%24
NEW JERSEY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)242458652990.3%212-12+1.412-12-0+311-9
MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)121230426888.2%06-6+2.46-6-0+37-3
MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)44968588.5%02-2+0.12-2-002-2
CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)181845441591.4%55-13-85-13-0-73-11
CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)111130127491.0%33-8-4.43-8-0-42-7
CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)4411510389.6%01-3-21-3-0-21-1

BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-30-0-13.811-30-13.811-221.826.32.934.5
Team Stats (Home Games)8-14-0-48-14-46-121.925.42.733.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.62-3-0.61-31.626.22.637.2
BUFFALO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)41721127277710806.7%1251512.0%120
Team Stats (Home Games)224251913545597.5%64914.1%69
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)58213211316.1%1218.3%11
Stats Against (All Games) 1173843324714158.3%1302317.7%205
Stats Against (Home Games) 59182217217268.1%671014.9%103
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13183131867.0%1715.9%22
BUFFALO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JHONAS ENROTH (All Games)131235632491.0%31-11-9.81-11-0-102-8
JHONAS ENROTH (Home Games)441099688.1%00-4-40-4-0-41-3
JHONAS ENROTH (Last 4 Games)441089890.7%10-4-40-4-0-40-2
RYAN MILLER (All Games)2929105497692.6%110-19-410-19-0-49-14
RYAN MILLER (Home Games)181861657192.7%08-10+08-10-005-9
RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)4416015295.0%02-2+0.42-2-001-2
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.25,  BUFFALO 3.18
NEW JERSEY - Schedule
12/10/2013at COLUMBUS4-5L0, -125L5 unO
12/13/2013at PITTSBURGH2-3L0, +165L5 evP
12/14/2013TAMPA BAY3-0W0, -115W5 ovU
12/18/2013OTTAWA5-2W0, -120W5 ovO
12/20/2013ANAHEIM2-3L0, +110L5 evP
12/21/2013at WASHINGTON5-4W0, +120W5 ovO
12/23/2013at CHICAGO2-5L0, +175L5.5 unO
12/27/2013COLUMBUS1-2L0, -130L5 evU
12/28/2013at NY ISLANDERS2-1W0, +100W5 ovU
12/31/2013PITTSBURGH2-1W0, +120W5 ovU
1/3/2014CHICAGO3-5L0, +135L5.5 unO
1/4/2014at BUFFALO 
1/12/2014at TORONTO 
1/14/2014at MONTREAL 

BUFFALO - Schedule
12/10/2013OTTAWA2-1W0, +115W5.5 unU
12/12/2013at OTTAWA1-2L0, +165L5 ovU
12/14/2013CALGARY1-2L0, +100L5 ovU
12/17/2013WINNIPEG4-2W0, -110W5 ovO
12/19/2013BOSTON4-2W0, +150W5 unO
12/21/2013at BOSTON1-4L0, +230L5 unP
12/23/2013PHOENIX2-1W0, +125W5 ovU
12/27/2013at TORONTO3-4L0, +140L5 ovO
12/29/2013WASHINGTON2-1W0, +110W5.5 unU
12/31/2013at WINNIPEG0-3L0, +160L5 ovU
1/2/2014at MINNESOTA1-4L0, +160L5 unP
1/4/2014NEW JERSEY 
1/12/2014at WASHINGTON 
1/15/2014at TORONTO 
NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
BUFFALO: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston is tempering his initial expectations after all the changes the team made over the past year.
Rolston is opening his first full season after taking over in February when Lindy Ruff was fired. And he's overseeing a roster that's been transformed following the team's youth movement over the past two seasons.
And more changes could be in store with goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek's futures uncertain beyond this season.
That has led Rolston to caution that he doesn't expect the Sabres to start revealing their true potential until a few months into the season.
Patience remains the watchword in Buffalo, for a franchise that's missed the playoffs in four of the past six seasons.
The Sabres open at Detroit on Oct. 2.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NEW JERSEY-BUFFALO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Devils-Sabres Preview* =======================


New Jersey (17-17-8) at Buffalo (11-26-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The Buffalo Sabres may own the fewest points in the NHL, but they've hardly resembled the league's worst team lately at home.

Ryan Miller has had a hand in that success.

Miller will likely be in net looking to win a sixth straight home game, as the Sabres face the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Buffalo (11-26-4) not only has the worst record in the league, its average of 1.63 goals ranks last - 0.60 behind Minnesota for 29th. The Sabres fell 4-1 at Minnesota on Thursday, losing their 11th straight on the road.

"It's just one of those things where when we're bad, we're bad," interim coach Ted Nolan said.

They've been very good at home, however, going 5-0-1 in their last six home games. They're averaging 2.75 goals to win four straight there for the first time since a five-game streak from Feb. 19-March 12, 2012.

Miller has been superb at home, compiling a 1.34 goals-against average and .962 save percentage while winning his last five games in Buffalo. He last won six straight there from Nov. 13-Dec. 9, 2010.

Miller, named to the U.S. Olympic team earlier this week, may have a chance to equal that run since he's 4-1-1 with a 1.60 GAA and a shutout over his last six home meetings with the Devils (17-17-8).

He enters this matchup coming off a 28-save effort at Minnesota, losing his fifth straight on the road.

"Ryan's been playing really good, and we didn't give him an effort in front of him," captain Steve Ott said.

Matt Moulson also seems to be enjoying himself in Buffalo, scoring six of his seven goals there after the Sabres acquired him in a trade from the New York Islanders on Oct. 27. The left wing had no points and was a minus-6 over the past two games - both on the road.

Buffalo struggled in nearly every facet in a 1-0 overtime loss at New Jersey on Nov. 30, mustering a season-low 15 shots.

The Devils are looking for a much more complete effort after losing 5-3 loss to Chicago on Friday, surrendering four goals in the third period.

"We played well for the first 40, then we hit the pause button," said center Ryan Carter, who returned to the lineup after missing 14 games with a leg injury.

Patrik Elias, though, is expected to miss a second straight game due to general soreness. His 25 points are second on the team to Jaromir Jagr's 34.

Jagr, though, has just one point in five games after totaling 11 during a seven-game point streak.

A trip to Buffalo could get the future Hall of Famer going again. He has 23 goals and 27 assists in 39 career games there, collecting 11 points in his last eight visits dating to 2005.

Cory Schneider will likely get the nod in goal after Martin Brodeur had 19 saves Friday. Schneider earned the shutout against the Sabres, but he lost 4-3 in overtime with Vancouver in his only game at Buffalo on Nov. 15, 2010.

Tyler Myers beat Schneider in the extra session, and provided the Sabres' lone tally Thursday.

Last Updated: 4/26/2018 2:48:37 AM EST

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