NEWARK, N.J. -- Steve Bernier scored with 40.2 seconds remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
Bernier carried the puck in a 2-on-2 rush with defenseman Andy Greene, pulled up at the top of the circle and beat Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth with a wrist shot high to the glove side.
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 15 saves while Enroth stopped 23 shots for the Sabres.
The game was scoreless after two periods with very few highlights.
Left winger Matt Moulson nearly got the Sabres on the board in the final minutes of the second period after Schneider misplayed the puck behind the net, but the goaltender recovered in time to make a sliding save.
The Sabres were stifled at even strength. They had 10 shots on goal through two periods with just seven of them of coming at 5-on-5.
Devils left winger Patrik Elias also had a golden chance to give his team the lead in the second period. He toe-dragged the puck around a fallen Sabres defenseman and snapped a wrist shot that was answered by the right pad of Enroth.
The Sabres had three chances on the man advantage in the second period but could only muster three shots on net over those six minutes.
Sabres forward Ville Leino had a chance on a 2-on-1 rush early in the third period, but his shot rang off the crossbar.
Devils center Travis Zajac was robbed by Enroth with 7:18 remaining after a sparkling no-look pass from winger Jaromir Jagr. Zajac got off a quick shot from in tight, but Enroth made the glove save.
NOTES: RW Patrick Kaleta, who had been playing with the Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., reportedly tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Kaleta played five games with the Sabres this season before he was suspended 10 games by the NHL for a hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets D Jack Johnson. ... 19-year-old Sabres C Mikhail Grigorenko was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. ... Despite playing Friday night, Devils G Cory Schneider was back in net against the Sabres. Coach Pete DeBoer said G Martin Brodeur will start Monday in Montreal against the Canadiens.