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Sabres vs Stars Final: 3-2 - Recap

Buffalo needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Dallas on Friday in NHL action at First Niagara Center.

Buffalo won as a -155 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nathan Gerbe clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 5 for the Sabres. Buffalo got goals from Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek in the victory. Vanek opened the scoring at 5:07 of the third period.

Ryan Miller turned in a 24-save effort for the Sabres.

Michael Ryder and Tomas Vincour scored for the Stars, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Stars, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Buffalo scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Dallas went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Dallas lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 32-26.

Buffalo heads into a battle against the Lightning. Dallas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.