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Buffalo (14-12-3) at New Jersey (16-8-2), 7:00 p.m. EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- It appears the New Jersey Devils

are finding more ways to win without their four-time Vezina

Trophy-winning goaltender Martin Brodeur.

After an offensive outburst against a bitter rival, the Devils

hope to notch their fifth straight victory when they host the

Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

The Devils beat the New York Rangers for the first time in 12

regular season-games with a wild 8-5 victory on Friday. The

eight goals scored by the Devils were the most in a single game

by the team since November 25, 2005.

Patrik Elias scored the game-winner and Gionta had a goal and

three assists while Zach Parise collected a career-high four

assists. Travis Zajac scored twice and Dainius Zubrus added a

goal and two assists for the Devils, who have won nine of 10.

Scott Clemmensen became the first goaltender other than Martin

Brodeur to defeat the Rangers since Chris Terreri did it in a

5-2 win at the Meadowlands on April 7, 1993.

Starting his seventh straight game, Clemmensen made 31 saves.

Prior to Friday, he had yielded four goals in three contests.

Devils coach Brent Sutter would not reveal whether he would

start Clemmensen or Kevin Weekes against Buffalo.

"It was one of those nights for Clemmer," Sutter told the Bergen

Record. "Yet, he prevailed and the team prevailed and at the

end of the night, that's what's most important. You get the big

win, you get two points and you move on and get ready for the

next game."

The Sabres had their three-game winning streak come to an end

with a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.

They had scored four goals in each of their previous three

contests, but failed to generate any momentum on the offensive

end.

Center Derek Roy extended his points streak to five games with

an assist on Toni Lydman's goal.

Thomas Vanek, who leads the NHL with 22 goals, has his

three-game goal-scoring streak snapped.

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