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Recap - Panthers Defeat Buffalo 3-2

The Sabres came up short Saturday against the Panthers, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

Bettors who backed the Panthers were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.

The win was clinched by Dmitry Kulikov, who beat Ryan Miller in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Florida. Florida got goals from John Madden and Mikael Samuelsson in the victory. Samuelsson opened the scoring at 17:15 of the first period.

Jose Theodore turned in a 24-save effort for the Panthers.

Derek Roy and Tyler Ennis scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.

Buffalo got a 15-stop effort from Ryan Miller in the loss.

Florida scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Buffalo outshot Florida 26-17 in the game.

Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track at Tampa Bay.