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October 27, 2001
Devils Defeat Sabres 3-1
    The New Jersey Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 at home, Saturday, October 27, 2001.   This win means the Devils now have a four game winning streak.
    Jason Arnott scored at 12:32 in the first period, 5 seconds into a power-play to give the Devils a 1-0 lead.   The goal was assisted by Brian Rafalski and Patrik Elias.
    The first period ended with the Devils leading 1-0.   Buffalo outshot the Devils 10-3 in the period.
    JP Dumont got past Ken Daneyko at the Buffalo blue line and scored at 1:42 in the second on a breakaway to tie the game 1-1.
    The second period ended with the game tied, 1-1.   Buffalo outshot the Devils 6-2 in the period.
    Petr Sykora scored his fourth goal of the season at 16:01 of the third on the power-play to break the 1-1 tie and give the Devils a 2-1 lead.   His goal was assisted by Jason Arnott and Bobby Holik.   Holik's assist was his 500th career point.
    Bobby Holik got an empty net goal at 19:01 to finish off the Sabres.   Sergei Brylin and Randy McKay got assists on the goal.
    The Devils won the game by a final score of 3-1.   The Devils outshot the Sabres 6-5 in the third period, but were outshot 21-11 in the game.
    Mike Commodore and Pierre Dagenais were healthy scratches for the Devils as Jim McKenzie and Andreas Salomonsson were in the lineup.


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