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Clarkson, Elias score in shootout as Devils end 6-game winless streak

Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Clarkson, Elias score in shootout as Devils end 6-game winless streak

NEWARK, N.J. - David Clarkson and Patrik Elias scored in a shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied from a late two-goal deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night, snapping a season-high six game winless streak.

Elias and Adam Henrique got the Devils to the overtime, scoring in the final 6 1/2 minutes, with Elias tying the game on a rebound with 66 seconds left in regulation.

Thomas Vanek and rookie Brian Flynn staked Buffalo to a 2-0 lead, with Vanek tallying his team-high 13th goal of the season on a second-period power play, and Flynn getting the first of his career midway through the third period.

Johan Hedberg made 23 saves and stopped both Sabres shootout attempts for New Jersey.

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