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Zadorov scores 29 seconds into OT to lift Sabres over Panthers 4-3

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Nikita Zadorov scored 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Brian Gionta, Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo (12-16-2), which has won three in a row and nine of its last 12.

Jussi Jokinen, Sean Bergenheim and Jimmy Hayes scored goals for Florida (12-8-8), which had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves for Buffalo, while Al Montoya stopped 28 shots for Florida in relief of starting goaltender Roberto Luongo.

Gionta took a long pass from Tyler Myers and scored with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle to tie the game 3-3 with 14:33 left in the third period.

Jokinen gave Florida its first lead 57 seconds into the third period, scoring on a slap shot from the right circle off a crossing pass from Dave Bolland.

The Panthers scored on their first two shots of the second period to tie the game.

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