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Sabres Escape with Second Straight Win

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tie-breaking goal midway through the third period for the Buffalo Sabres, who earned a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders despite being badly outshot Saturday night.

Thomas Vanek and Christian Ehrhoff added goals for the Sabres, who won their second straight game. Buffalo was outshot 43-15 by the Islanders, who dropped their fourth straight.

John Tavares and Colin McDonald scored for New York, and Brian Strait had two assists. Evgeni Nabokov made 12 saves for the Islanders, who erased a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn't overcome a third even after Tavares was awarded a penalty shot with 3:53 remaining.

The teams were tied 2-2 after two periods largely because of Miller, who made 27 saves through 40 minutes.

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