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Recap - Sabres Defeat San Jose 5-4

Recap - Sabres Defeat San Jose 5-4

Buffalo earned a 5-4 victory over San Jose on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at SAP Center.

Buffalo won as a +375 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Cody Hodgson, who beat Antti Niemi in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Buffalo. Buffalo got goals from Henrik Tallinder, Cody McCormick, Drew Stafford, and Tyler Ennis in the victory. Stafford opened the scoring at 2:36 of the second period.

Ryan Miller stopped 47 of 51 San Jose shots in the victory.

Martin Havlat, Tyler Kennedy, Tommy Wingels, and Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.

Antti Niemi stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-3, while the Sharks were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 51-36.

Buffalo heads into a battle against the Kings. San Jose, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.