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Vanek's SO goal gives Sabres 2-1 win over Islanders in regular-season finale for both teams

Friday, 04.26.2013 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Vanek's SO goal gives Sabres 2-1 win over Islanders in regular-season finale for both teams

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Thomas Vanek scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Ryan Miller made 30 saves before the tiebreaker to give the Buffalo Sabres in a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Miller, playing in his 500th game with the Sabres, sealed the win when he stopped John Tavares' shot in the third round of the shootout. Brian Flynn scored in regulation for the Sabres, off an assist from Vanek.

Keith Aucoin scored for the Islanders, who moved up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference but will need help to stay there. The Islanders (24-17-7) lead the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators by one point, but the Rangers have one game left, and Ottawa has two remaining this weekend.

The Islanders earned at least one point in 12 of their final 13 games — losing in regulation time only at Philadelphia on Thursday.

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