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Devils chasing Buffalo for eighth

Sunday, 03.13.2011 / 11:02 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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The Rangers' shootout win in San Jose Saturday night means the Devils are chasing Buffalo for the final playoff spot in the East.

The victory moved the Rangers into sole possession of seventh with 76 points. The Sabres, who lost in Toronto on Saturday, sit in eighth with 74.

The Devils (32-32-4, 68 pts) helped their cause on Saturday. Anssi Salmela's overtime goal secured a 3-2 win over the visiting Islanders and moved them within six points of Buffalo with 14 games to go. It also got them to the .500 mark for the first time this season.

As it stands Sunday morning, the Devils have three teams to climb over: Carolina (72), which is two points out, and Toronto and Atlanta (70), which are both four points out. New Jersey has one game in hand on all three.

Just eight points separate seventh from 12th, with six teams in the running for the last two postseason slots.

Buffalo hosts Ottawa on Sunday, meaning the Devils would also have a game in hand on the Sabres by the time Atlanta visits Prudential Center on Tuesday. The Sabres host Carolina that same night.

The Maple Leafs will be looking to get within two points of eighth when they host the Lightning on Monday.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59