Sabres Best Flyers 5-2, Gain Ground
Anderson has 40 saves as Panthers blank Bruins, Isles top Rangers in shootout
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 9:40 PM CST
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, left, makes a glove save on a puck deflection by Philadelphia Flyers Steve Downie, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Philadelphia....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Buffalo Sabres scored two goals within 18 seconds in the third period on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The win moved the Sabres to within one point of the Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot. Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville each had two goals for Buffalo, according to the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Craig Anderson had 40 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins. Anderson’s strong effort comes immediately after his record-setting 53 saves in a shutout during a 1-0 victory on Sunday.
  • Jeff Tambellini’s shootout goal gave the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers.