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Sabres fall to Panthers, 5-3

The Buffalo Sabres eight-game point streak came to an end with a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center on Sunday afternoon.

Buffalo trailed 4-1 early in the third period, but scored a pair of power-play goals to get back in the game. However, a couple of very late penalties hurt them as they tried to complete the comeback and fell just short.

Kyle Okposo, Jeff Skinner and Tage Thompson each found the back of the net for the Sabres.

Dustin Tokarski struggled at times, but made some huge saves to keep Buffalo in the game. He stopped 35-of-40 shots in the loss.

Anthony Duclair scored twice for Florida while Jonathan Huberdeau, Anton Lundell and MacKenzie Weegar also tallied.

Spencer Knight turned aside 26-of-29 shots to earn the win.

Buffalo finished 2-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

The Sabres will try to bounce back on Tuesday when the host the Carolina Panthers at 7 p.m.