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Buffalo
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37-34-7-4

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Atlanta Thrashers vs. Buffalo Sabres

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Atlanta Thrashers vs. Buffalo Sabres
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GAME: Atlanta Thrashers (22-29-6-2) at Buffalo Sabres (26-26-5-1).

TIME: Monday, 2 p.m. EST.

The Buffalo Sabres are making some noise in the Eastern Conference.

After a rousing comeback win, the surging Sabres go for their eighth victory in nine games as they host the Atlanta Thrashers at the HSBC Center.

The Sabres have won four straight and seven of eight to move within five points of the New York Islanders for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Maxim Afinogenov, Ales Kotalik and Curtis Brown scored third-period goals as the Sabres overcame a 3-0 deficit in a 6-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Chris Drury and J.P Dumont added goals for the Sabres, who have won six of their last eight home games.

"It was a nice comeback," said Dumont, who had four points to give him 39 on the season.

It was Buffalo's second comeback in as many games.

The Sabres were down 3-1 against the visiting Los Angeles Kings in the second period on Friday. However, Henrik Tallinder scored the first of seven unanswered goals over the final 24 minutes as Buffalo went on to an 8-3 win.

Atlanta is coming off its first win in 11 games.

Pasi Nurminen made 13 of his 30 saves in the first period to help the Thrashers end a 10-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Friday.

"Pasi bailed us out," said Dany Heatley, who had a goal and an assist for Atlanta.

Ronald Petrovicky, Marc Savard and Shawn McEachern also scored for the Thrashers, who had given up 29 goals during six straight losses coming into the game.

2003-2004 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 17 '04 BUF 4 at ATL 3 - OT D. Roy
Feb 16 '04 ATL 2 at BUF 7 A. Kotalik
Jan 20 '04 BUF 1 at ATL 4 P. Stefan
Nov 05 '03 ATL 7 at BUF 4 Y. Tremblay