Series (Game 1 of 4)

New Jersey leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, October 28th
Game 2: Tuesday, November 15th
Game 3: Saturday, January 7th
Game 4: Thursday, March 30th

Sabres 2

(6-4-0, 12 pts)

Devils 3

(5-5-0, 10 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 28, 2005

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
BUF 0 0 22
NJ 0 1 23

S. Brylin (Devils - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

S. Clemmensen (Devils - G): Saves: 25, Save Pct.: .926

C. Drury (Sabres - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Buffalo (6-3-0) at New Jersey (4-5-0) 7:30 pm EDT

Buffalo (6-3-0) at New Jersey (4-5-0), 7:30 pm EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Devils may be without star goaltender Martin Brodeur on Friday when they wrap up a quick two-game homestand with the Buffalo Sabres.

Brodeur, who is tied with Hall of Famer Glenn Hall for sixth place on the all-time wins list with 407, injured his right knee late in a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

While attempting to fight off a strong attack by the Lightning, the 33-year-old Brodeur got his leg caught under him and left at the next whistle, turning goaltending duties over to backup Scott Clemmensen.

Tests revealed no damage on Brodeur's knee and he is not expected to miss much time, if any. That is great news for the Devils, who saw Clemmensen give up goals on the first two shots he faced Wednesday to help Tampa Bay finish a string of four unanswered goals in the third period.

Ari Ahonen was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey League on Thursday to provide some insurance for New Jersey, which has allowed 26 goals in its last six games.

Despite their 6-3-0 mark, the Sabres are in last place in the Northeast Division after Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Washington. Although the contest took place at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, it qualified as Buffalo's first setback in five home games this season.

Ryan Miller, who made 25 saves in the loss, has a chance to match Ed Belfour's 1990 record for the most wins (7) in October by a rookie goaltender.