So far, February is looking a lot better than January for the Eastern Conference-leading Buffalo Sabres.
The Sabres look to build on their first win in five road games Saturday when they visit the New Jersey Devils.
Buffalo (35-14-4) beat Boston 3-1 on Thursday for its first win on the road since a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Jan. 10. The win was also the Sabres' second in a row - both in a home-and-home series with the Bruins - since a season high-tying three-game losing streak.
"We found a way to get one, and it's nice to win on the road again," coach Lindy Ruff said.
Chris Drury had two goals and Martin Biron made 33 saves Thursday for Buffalo, which went 6-7-1 January - its worth month since December 2003. Still, the Sabres lead the Atlantic Division-leading Devils (31-15-6) by six points in the conference standings.
"January wasn't our best month," Biron said. "We knew that those two games were worth a lot for the (Bruins) to get back into the playoff picture, and it was up to us to respond. And I think it was like we wanted it to be."
Biron started both games against the Bruins in place of All-Star Ryan Miller. Ruff wanted to give Miller some rest, but is expected to play his starting goalie against the Devils.