NJ New Jersey Devils 1
New Jersey Devils Devils Overall (16-26)
ATS (23-18)
O/U (24-15-2)
January 08 2019
- MSG
BUF Buffalo Sabres 5
Buffalo Sabres Sabres Overall (23-20)
ATS (28-15)
O/U (20-21-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
123
2449 New Jersey Devils -105 Under -115 (+1.5) -270 OVER: 6
100
2450 Buffalo Sabres -115 Over -105 (-1.5) +230 Cover: 2.5
050
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
2449 NJ -105 Under: -115 (+1.5) -270 OVER: 6
2450 BUF -115 Over: -105 (-1.5) +230 Cover: 2.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/8/2019
6:00 PM
BUF
-115
NJ
-105
1/8/2019
4:30 PM
NJ
-105
BUF
-115
1/8/2019
1:42 PM
BUF
-110
NJ
-110
1/8/2019
1:30 PM
NJ
-110
BUF
-110
1/8/2019
12:42 PM
BUF
-125
NJ
+105
1/8/2019
9:21 AM
BUF
-125
NJ
+105
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/8/2019
6:00 PM
BUF(-1.5)
+230
NJ
-270
1/8/2019
4:30 PM
NJ(+1.5)
-280
BUF
+240
1/8/2019
1:42 PM
BUF(-1.5)
+240
NJ
-280
1/8/2019
1:30 PM
NJ(+1.5)
-260
BUF
+220
1/8/2019
12:42 PM
BUF(-1.5)
+210
NJ
-250
1/8/2019
9:21 AM
BUF(-1.5)
+210
NJ
-250
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/8/2019
6:00 PM

-105

-115
1/8/2019
4:30 PM

-105

-115
1/8/2019
1:42 PM

-105

-115
1/8/2019
1:30 PM

-105

-115
1/8/2019
12:42 PM

-105

-115
1/8/2019
9:21 AM

-120

EVEN
Recap

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With star forward Jack Eichel missing his third straight game due to injury, the Buffalo Sabres got the secondary scoring they were searching for.

Jeff Skinner provided his 29th goal of the season and the Sabres scored five times in the second period on their way to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

C.J. Smith, Casey Mittelstadt, Jake McCabe and Lawrence Pilut also scored for Buffalo, which improved to 23-14-6. Carter Hutton made 20 saves.

Fourteen different Sabres got on the scoresheet with a goal or an assist, a welcome turn of events. Buffalo has struggled to find secondary scoring this season apart from Eichel and Skinner.

"I really liked the way our group played," coach Phil Housley said. "It was a total team effort."

Blake Coleman opened the scoring for New Jersey before the Devils fell apart in the second period. Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves.

"We could talk about nine different ways where we weren't good enough in any facet of the game," coach John Hynes said. "We all know what it is and it's not good enough and we've got to fix it."

The Sabres stormed ahead in the second, starting with two goals on their first two shots of the period.

The first came at 1:39 by Skinner. Buffalo's leading scorer raced down the left wing around defenseman Ben Lovejoy and fired a high shot to the far corner.

Minutes later, Smith raced down the right side of the ice and scored his first career goal with a similar strike at 4:14. Kinkaid got a piece of Smith's shot but it had just enough to trickle over the goal line before defenseman Sami Vatanen attempted to clear the puck away.

"He attacked the game," Housley said of Smith. "I just liked how he was poised, he was composed. He found a way to get that one by Kinkaid and it was a big goal."

Mittelstadt made it 3-1 with 9:18 remaining in the second, snapping a 10-game goal drought. After splitting the Devils defense, the 20-year-old's backhand shot was stopped but his follow-up went in for his sixth goal of the season.

McCabe made it 4-1 on a short-handed goal with four minutes left in the period. The defenseman finished a 2-on-1 rush after a patient pass from Evan Rodrigues.

Pilut capped the second-period flurry with his first career goal with 2:15 to go on a long shot through traffic.

"We had all four lines contributing," Rodrigues said. "It could've been even more in the second. That's what happens when you're rolling shifts over in the offensive zone and tiring teams out. That's when you start to get rewarded. I thought in past games we've been getting our chances, but we haven't had the sustained pressure like we had today."

Coleman opened the scoring on a deflection 1:28 into the game for his 13th goal. But still, New Jersey came up well short after winning five of its previous eight games.

"We've got to figure this out," captain Andy Greene said. "It's been way too long. It's on us in here to stick together and play for each other and play hard for each other. That's the best thing we can do and go from there. We get a little bit of traction here and there and then all of a sudden we have a game like today."

Buffalo outshot New Jersey 33-21 overall.

NOTES: Eichel sat out again with an upper-body injury. He returned to practice Monday. ... LW Scott Wilson was placed on waivers by the Sabres. Wilson has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) this season. ... D Mirco Mueller, G Mackenzie Blackwood and D Egor Yakolev were scratched by the Devils. ... D Nathan Beaulieu, LW Remi Elie and D Matt Hunwick were scratched by the Sabres.

UP NEXT

Devils: Home against Toronto on Thursday.

Sabres: At Carolina on Friday.

___

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Matchup
Devils Overall
W/L 16-26
ATS 23-18
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 3.4
Total 24-15-2
Devils Away
W/L 5-18
ATS 12-11
Goals For 2.7
Goals Against 4.0
Total 15-7-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Sabres Overall
W/L 23-20
ATS 28-15
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 2.8
Total 20-21-2
Sabres Home
W/L 14-8
ATS 12-10
Goals For 3.1
Goals Against 2.7
Total 12-10
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Game Summary
1st Period
NJ 18:32 GOAL scored by Blake Coleman assisted by Miles Wood and Travis ZajacNJ 1 BUF 0
BUF 17:10 Penalty to Rasmus Dahlin 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Nico Hischier)
2nd Period
BUF 18:21 GOAL scored by Jeff Skinner assisted by Tage ThompsonNJ 1 BUF 1
BUF 15:46 GOAL scored by C.J. Smith assisted by Johan Larsson and Kyle OkposoNJ 1 BUF 2
BUF 9:18 GOAL scored by Casey Mittelstadt assisted by Zach Bogosian and Rasmus DahlinNJ 1 BUF 3
BUF 5:31 Penalty to Jeff Skinner 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Brett Seney)
BUF 4:00 Shorthanded - GOAL scored by Jake McCabe assisted by Evan Rodrigues and Vladimir SobotkaNJ 1 BUF 4
BUF 2:15 GOAL scored by Lawrence Pilut assisted by Conor Sheary and Rasmus RistolainenNJ 1 BUF 5
3rd Period
BUF 16:24 Penalty to Casey Mittelstadt 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Travis Zajac)
BUF 6:55 Penalty to Evan Rodrigues 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Stefan Noesen)
NJ 6:55 Penalty to Stefan Noesen 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Evan Rodrigues)
NJ 6:55 Penalty to Stefan Noesen 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Evan Rodrigues) (Served by Jesper Bratt)
BUF 2:26 Penalty to Lawrence Pilut 10 minutes for Misconduct (Drawn by Miles Wood)
NJ 2:26 Penalty to Miles Wood 10 minutes for Misconduct (Drawn by Lawrence Pilut)
BUF 1:25 Penalty to Rasmus Ristolainen 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by Brian Boyle)
Box Score
Devils
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Brett Seney (LW) 000000:0010:39
Blake Pietila (LW) 000110:0012:47
Blake Coleman (C) 101230:0017:02
Pavel Zacha (C) 000110:0016:11
Travis Zajac (C) 011000:0020:51
Stefan Noesen (RW) 000124:0011:03
Nico Hischier (C) 000300:0017:28
Jesper Bratt (LW) 000110:0014:59
Miles Wood (LW) 0110110:0017:33
Drew Stafford (RW) 000200:0010:49
Brian Boyle (C) 000210:0014:59
Kyle Palmieri (RW) 000210:0018:13

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Ben Lovejoy (D) 000020:0017:20
Damon Severson (D) 000400:0021:00
Steve Santini (D) 000000:0017:10
Will Butcher (D) 000220:0019:26
Andy Greene (D) 000020:0020:07
Sami Vatanen (D) 000020:0020:32

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Cam Johnson (G) 0/00.000
Keith Kinkaid (G) 28/335.848LOSS
Sabres
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Sam Reinhart (RW) 000200:0014:45
Zemgus Girgensons (LW) 000110:0014:41
Evan Rodrigues (LW) 011122:0016:25
Jeff Skinner (LW) 101302:0016:38
Conor Sheary (LW) 011100:0014:23
Johan Larsson (C) 011100:0018:07
Casey Mittelstadt (C) 101302:0011:25
Vladimir Sobotka (LW) 011100:0015:25
C.J. Smith (LW) 101200:0012:18
Kyle Okposo (RW) 011200:0013:55
Jason Pominville (RW) 000000:009:32
Tage Thompson (RW) 011600:0015:41

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Rasmus Dahlin (D) 011302:0020:13
Rasmus Ristolainen (D) 011122:0020:59
Jake McCabe (D) 101130:0020:08
Marco Scandella (D) 000210:0019:54
Lawrence Pilut (D) 1013110:0016:09
Zach Bogosian (D) 011010:0021:57

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Carter Hutton (G) 20/211.952WIN
Linus Ullmark (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen David Brisebois
Linesmen Brad Kovachik
Referee Ghislain Hebert
Referee Jean Hebert