'Team stats showed that the Devils had 18 missed shots, but they played well enough defensively to keep it close until the "A" line came through yet another time.'
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'Buffalo (5-5-1-1) used Essensa in goal for only the second time this season. His first appearance of the season was an overtime loss to the Rangers in the Sabres' third game of the season.'
'The Devils beat Buffalo at the Meadowlands last night, 3-1, but they weren't exactly doing a victory dance in the locker room afterward. Their offensive slump continued. They got just 11 shots on goal, the team's lowest total since it moved to New Jersey in 1982.'
'Buffalo tied the score on the first shot of the second, when J.P. Dumont stole a point pass from Ken Daneyko in the Sabre zone and raced off on a breakaway. Pausing to check behind him and finding no one near, Dumont proceeded to fire his second of the season over Martin Brodeur's glove at 1:42.'
'The Devils, who averaged 31 shots on goal through the first seven games, had just five through the first two periods. Things weren't much better in the third period as they took just two shots through 16 minutes. The Sabres' offense wasn't much to brag about, either.'
'"The proof is in the picture. Usually you see guys try and jump over. I think everybody knows the character of everybody else in the league. You know when it's an accident out there and you respect their personality. Everybody knows his personality."'
'The New Jersey Devils did almost nothing against the Buffalo Sabres on offense, and got away with it.'
'"I'd rather shoot 12 and win than 36 and lose," New Jersey defenseman Brian Rafalski said.'
'The suspension will cost Gilmour $9,757.73 in salary and Varada loses $3,951.89 with the money going to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund. Both will sit out games Saturday night and be eligible to return to their teams for games Tuesday.'
'It could have been more, especially for Gilmour, who skated full speed and kneed Varada in the left corner of Montreal's zone in retaliation to a hit on goaltender Jose Theodore.'