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Clemmensen, Devils look to snap skid

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New Jersey (16-9-3) at Buffalo (15-12-3), 7:00 p.m. EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- After a prolonged winning streak,

the New Jersey Devils have fallen into the trap of struggling

without injured goaltender Martin Brodeur once again.

Goaltender Scott Clemmsensen and the Devils hope to snap their

two-game losing skid and get back to their winning ways on

Wednesday when they take on the Buffalo Sabres for the second

time in three games.

Following Brodeur's injury on November 1, New Jersey initially

went 1-5-0. Then, Clemmensen began his string of impressive

outings and the team turned around to win nine of 10 contests.

Buffalo denied New Jersey its fifth straight win on Saturday, as

Thomas Vanek netted two goals in a 4-2 victory. The Devils

suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on

Tuesday.

Clemmensen has been nothing short of terrific, starting eight of

their last nine games. He has already notched a career-high in

victories by posting an 8-4-0 record in 13 contests.

With its win on Saturday, Buffalo has won four of five.

The Sabres have scored four goals in each of those four

victories, and have seemingly snapped out of a funk during which

they dropped eight of their previous 10 contests.

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