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2/9/16 Panthers vs. Sabres

game recap

Panthers score early, hold off Sabres

Smith has two goals, Jagr gets 739th of career

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

Smith's rocket opens scoring

FLA@BUF: Smith drills a shot in off the crossbar

2/9/16: Reilly Smith takes a pass from Jussi Jokinen and rips a shot off the crossbar and in for his 17th goal of the season

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BUFFALO -- The Florida Panthers found the offense they were looking for when they faced the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. 

Reilly Smith and Jussi Jokinen each had three points to lead the Panthers to a 7-4 win against the Sabres at First Niagara Center. 

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Panthers' Jagr scores No. 739

Panthers forward within two of Brett Hull

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Jagr's quick wrister

FLA@BUF: Jagr joins scoring spree with goal No. 739

2/9/16: Jaromir Jagr scores his 17th of the season, moving to only two goals behind Brett Hull for third on the all-time list

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Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr scored his 739th NHL goal against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, moving him within two of Brett Hull for third place on the all-time list.

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Video Review: FLA @ BUF - 5:04 of the Second Period

Referee's call on the ice is confirmed, good goal Buffalo

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Reinhart's second goal confirmed

FLA@BUF: Reinhart scores second PPG, call confirmed

2/9/16: Sam Reinhart uses his skate to redirect a puck into the net for his second goal of the night, and the call is confirmed

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At 5:04 of the second period in the Panthers/Sabres game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off of Sam Reinhart's skate and entered the Florida net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Buffalo.

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Panthers will be without injured Barkov against Sabres

Center sustained an upper-body injury in loss Monday

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

PANTHERS (31-16-6) at SABRES (21-26-6)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-F, MSG-B, NHL.TV

BUFFALO - The Florida Panthers will be without center Aleksander Barkov and the Buffalo Sabres will not have Zemgus Girgensons on Tuesday.

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Barkov ruled out against Sabres

Panthers center injured Monday vs. Red Wings

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PANTHERS (31-16-6) at SABRES (21-26-6) 

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-F, MSG-B, NHL.TV 

Season series: Corban Knight and Derek MacKenzie each had a goal and an assist in the Florida Panthers' 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Jan. 5. Linus Ullmark made 36 saves in Buffalo's 3-2 win against Florida at BB&T Center on Nov. 12. 

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