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Jovanovski has go-ahead goal, assist in Panthers' 4-3 win over Sabres

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jovanovski has go-ahead goal, assist in Panthers' 4-3 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game, sparking the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Sean Bergenheim, Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida, which improved to 4-0-1 in its past five trips to Buffalo. Tom Gilbert set up two goals in helping the Panthers overcome a pair of one-goal first-period deficits and then hang on for the win.

Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots, including 15 shots in the final period to improve to 7-3-2 in his past 12 games.

Drew Stafford scored twice and Steve Ott also scored for the Sabres (13-28-7), who dropped to 0-2-2 in their past four.

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You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York