It came down to a shootout and Ryan Miller foiled the opposition in a 4-3 victory for Buffalo over New York Saturday.
Bettors who backed the Sabres were rewarded as +104 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Jason Pominville, who beat Al Montoya in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Buffalo. Derek Roy, Paul Gaustad, and Nathan Gerbe each scored for the Sabres in the victory. Gerbe opened the scoring for Buffalo, finding the back of the net at 5:32 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Drew Stafford.
Ryan Miller turned in a 35-save effort for the Sabres.
New York got goals from Frans Nielsen (2) and Josh Bailey in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
New York got a 34-stop effort from Al Montoya in the loss.
Buffalo scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while New York went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 38-37.
Buffalo looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Islanders will aim to get back on the winning track at Philadelphia.