Sabres 2, Oilers 1, OT

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)—Daniel Briere scored 62 seconds into overtime lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Maxim Afinogenov also scored for the Sabres, who rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win their fourth straight. Ryan Miller made 27 saves as Buffalo won its sixth straight home game, the team’s longest streak since winning seven straight early into the 1999-2000 season.

Shawn Horcoff scored for Edmonton, which has lost two straight to start a critical seven-game road trip as it attempts to climb back into playoff contention. The defending Western Conference champions entered the night seven points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

Briere scored on a 2-on-1 break and at the end of a long shift. Getting a pass from Jochen Hecht inside the Oilers zone, Briere patiently waited for defender Toby Petersen to slide past him. Then, stepping into the middle, Briere lifted a shot beating Dwayne Roloson over the right shoulder.

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  Three Stars
D. Briere
D. Briere
Sabres - C
Goals: 1
Assists: 0
T. Vanek
T. Vanek
Sabres - LW
Goals: 0
Assists: 1
D. Roloson
D. Roloson
Oilers - G
Saves: 29
Save Pct.: .935


Goalie Team Shot Save
Ryan Miller Van 28 27


Thursday, Feb 15