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Sabres move into playoff spot with win over Panthers

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Buffalo Sabres (30-23-4, 64 points) have moved into a playoff spot with a 3-1 road victory over the Florida Panthers (29-26-6, 64 points) on Friday night.


Buffalo opened the scoring in the second period and never looked back as they held on in the final period for their second win in as many nights behind a 53-save effort from 41-year-old Craig Anderson.

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Jeff Skinner provided most of the offense as he found the back of the net twice. Alex Tuch scored the other goal, while Tage Thompson tallied three assists. Skinner’s second goal was the 600th NHL point.

The Sabres will head back home to take on the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Puck drop is scheduled for 1 p.m.