NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils have a chance to string together consecutive wins for the first time since mid-November when they play the slumping Buffalo Sabres at Prudential Center on Tuesday.
The Devils did a lot right in defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Saturday, one of their most complete performances of the season. It won't matter if they stumble against one of the four teams below them in the NHL standings.
Buffalo is 1-7-1 in its past nine games and comes off a 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday. The Sabres will get defenseman Tyler Myers back in the lineup after he missed the past seven games with a lower-body injury. However, forward Drew Stafford left the Sabres to be with his wife, who gave birth to a boy Tuesday.
New Jersey hasn't won two in a row since Nov. 11-14. It is 6-13-5 in 24 games since that streak.