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Gerbe scores 2, Miller makes 38 saves as Sabres beat struggling Panthers 4-3 in shootout

Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Gerbe scores 2, Miller makes 38 saves as Sabres beat struggling Panthers 4-3 in shootout

SUNRISE, Fla. - Nathan Gerbe scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 38 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the struggling Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.

Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville both scored in the tiebreaker for Buffalo. Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller missed their attempts for Florida.

Tyler Ennis also scored in regulation for the Sabres and Steve Ott had two assists. Buffalo has won two straight since losing four in a row and is 2-1 since Ron Rolston took over as interim coach when Lindy Ruff was fired.

Brian Campbell, Marcel Goc and Drew Shore scored for the Panthers. Jose Theodore, who replaced Scott Clemmensen in goal with 3:14 left in the first period, stopped all 12 shots he faced.

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