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Buffalo vs Florida Recap - Panthers Win 5-4

Florida earned a 5-4 victory over Buffalo on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at BB&T Center.

The Panthers were a -110 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

The win was clinched by Mike Santorelli, who beat Ryan Miller in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Florida. Shawn Matthias (2), Tomas Fleischmann, and Jonathan Huberdeau each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Matthias opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 3:28 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tyson Strachan and Jonathan Huberdeau.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 36 of 40 Buffalo shots in the victory.

Drew Stafford, Andrej Sekera, Nathan Gerbe, and Marcus Foligno scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Jacob Markstrom.

Ryan Miller stopped 36 of 40 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Florida scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Next game, Florida takes its act home to face New Jersey looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head home to face Washington.