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SUNRISE, Fla. - Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Acquired from New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks, the 43-year-old Jagr had three shots on goal in a little over 17 minutes of ice time to help the Panthers outshoot the Sabres 47-14.

Brandon Pirri scored twice for the Panthers. Nick Bjugstad also scored, and Derek MacKenzie added an empty-net goal with 17 seconds left. Roberto Luongo stopped 11 shots.

Brad Boyes had three assists, and Brian Campbell added two.

The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak and are 4-0-1 against the Sabres this season. The Sabres lost for the first time in three games.

Torrey Mitchell, Andrej Meszaros and Cody Hodgson scored Buffalo, and Michal Neuvirth made 42 saves.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period to help Detroit beat Nashville.

Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenceman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals.

Alexey Marchenko scored his first NHL goal, and Brendan Smith, Drew Miller also scored to help Detroit win its second straight game. Matt Cullen, Mike Fisher, and Shea Weber scored for Nashville. The Predators have consecutive games in regulation time for the first time this season.

Marchenko tied it at 3 at 3:56 of the third. With the teams skating 4-on-4, Marchenko's wrist shot from the right circle beat Rinne underneath the crossbar.

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