Devils close within point of Sabres, losers of three straight

Via: CBS Sportsline

‘The victory over Buffalo was even more impressive since New Jersey played with just 16 skaters for the majority of the game. The Devils were without forward Brian Gionta (groin) and defenseman Colin White (hand), and then lost Erik Rasmussen for most of the game after he was hit in the face with the puck following Brian Rafalski’s clearing attempt seven minutes into the game.’