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Sabres erase late third-period deficit, top Wild in overtime

The Buffalo Sabres bounced back on Saturday night, picking up a 3-2 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Buffalo (24-26-4) trailed 2-1 with under a minute left in regulation before Dylan Cozens tied the game with the goalie pulled at 19:23. Then, Henri Jokiharju netted the game-winner in overtime at 1:29 to give the Sabres the come-from-behind win.


Casey Mittelstadt also found the back of the net, while Tage Thompson tallied a pair of assists. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen returned from a one-game absence and made 30 saves.

Buffalo went 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.

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The Sabres will host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, with the opening faceoff set for 12:30 p.m.