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Santorelli scores shootout winner to lead Panthers to 5-4 win over Sabres

Thursday, 03.28.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Santorelli scores shootout winner to lead Panthers to 5-4 win over Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. - Mike Santorelli scored the winning goal in the shootoout to lift the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau also scored in the shootout for the Panthers and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo.

Shawn Matthias had two goals in regulation and Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Fleischmann also scored for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jacob Markstrom made 36 saves and Huberdeau also scored in the shootout.

Marcus Foligno, Drew Stafford, Andrej Sekera, and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Sabres and Ryan Miller stopped 36 shots. Jason Pominville had a shootout goal.

Huberdeau tied the score at 4-all when he pushed the puck past Miller for a power-play goal with 6:09 remaining in the third period. It was Huberdeau's first goal in his past 10 games.

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