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Jason Pominville’s Return to Buffalo The story of Jason Pominville’s return to Buffalo is a triumphant tale in which the former Sabres captain sporting a fresh 5yr/$28Mil contract extension also swooped in to net the game winner. The winless Sabres battled to make the Wild their first victim fighting out of a one goal deficit to tie the game. The second period was especially muddled as t...
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