New Jersey's longest losing streak of the season has ended, but the Devils still must improve if they're going to make a run in the other direction.
Looking to build on their first win in two weeks, the visiting Devils may face a stiff challenge from the Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored third-period goals to help New Jersey (11-8-5) overcome a two-goal deficit and snap a six-game skid with a 3-2 shootout victory over Buffalo on Thursday. Elias and David Clarkson scored in the shootout for the Devils, 3-7-2 in their last 12.
"We just had to keep working through this," said Elias, who has goals in back-to-back games after going without one in five straight. "After losing six games in a row, we didn't know. We had three or four of those games we could have won and didn't find a way. Hopefully, this will turn us around and jump-start us a little.''
There's still work to be done in order for the reigning Eastern C...