Read the reports of the games played Friday in the NHL.

Alex Tuch scored twice and the Buffalo Sabers snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday, handing the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 loss.

Tuch also took part in Tage Thompson’s net, a 44th this season.

Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn were the other Sabers scorers.

JJ Peterka had two assists and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 27 saves.

Buffalo maintains slim chances of sneaking into the playoffs.

The club is six points behind the Penguins, who have the last available spot in the East.

Jack Hughes (twice), Kevin Bahl and Yegor Sharangovich fought back for the Devils.

New Jersey have lost five times in six games.

The Ottawa Senators will be in Newark on Saturday.