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NHL: New Jersey 4, Buffalo 1

Feb. 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk racked up a four-point night with his 12th career hat trick and an assist Tuesday in the New Jersey Devils' 4-1 win over Buffalo.

The Devils broke a two-game losing streak with the help of Petr Sykora, who scored New Jersey's other goal, while Adam Henrique chipped in with two helpers in the win.

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Martin Brodeur earned the victory with 29 saves.

The Sabres got their only goal from Jason Pominville as they fell for a second straight game.

Ryan Miller made 30 saves for Buffalo, which got head Coach Lindy Ruff back behind the bench following a three-game absence.

Ruff suffered three broken ribs during a practice session accident last week.

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