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Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville didn't know how to react, because he wasn't initially sure whether his one-timer from the left circle 56 seconds into overtime actually went in.
''I didn't see it,'' Pominville said. ''I just blanked out.''
Don't look now, but here come the Sabres after Pominville secured a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Regarded as one of the NHL's biggest flops a mere six weeks ago, the Sabres (31-28-8) are on a 12-4-3 roll that's allowed them to go from 14th place in the Eastern Conference standings into a tie with Washington for ninth - two points behind Winnipeg for the eighth and final playoff spot.
''It's huge. We're making steps,'' said Pominville, who added an assist. ''We're playing better hockey. We've dug ourselves in a big hole that isn't easy to get ourselves out of. But we believe.''
BEST OF MAXIM
Jason Pominville scored on a power play 56 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Thomas Vanek and Tyler Myers also scored to help the Sabres (31-28-8) jump into a tie with Washington for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Ryan Miller stopped 22 shots, Pominville and Vanek also had assists, and the Sabres...
Buffalo Sabes left wing Thomas Vanek suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's loss to the Boston Bruinss.
Vanek was knocked out of the game when he was flattened by Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
It's unclear if Vanek will miss any time. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said the injury was not head-related.
Vanek has 23 goals and 27 assists for Buffalo, which sits two points...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Jason Pominville scored on a power play 56 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Thomas Vanek and Tyler Myers also scored to help the Sabres (31-28-8) jump into a tie with Washington for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Ryan Miller stopped 22 shots, Pominville and Vanek also had...
Jason Pominville scored a power play goal just 56 seconds into overtime as the Buffalo Sabres took down the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in front of a sellout crowd at First Niagara Center. The win bumps Buffalo’s record to 7-1-2 in their last 10 games – tied for best in the NHL in that stretch. It was a game that saw Buffalo’s top line of Pominville, Derek Roy, and Thomas Vanek...
Dont' look now folks, but Buffalo is contending for a playoff spot. Two weeks ago they were basically dead to rights and now they're 2 points out of the 8th spot. That's a big jump considering that Buffalo went from potentially being the best team in the division, to getting injured and falling down the standings quicker than an old woman whose walker was kicked out from...
It was a light night and yet excitement rained down from the skies in a pair of one goal contests. Buffalo battled and won on a Jason Pominville overtime power play tally while Pittsburgh rallied from down 2-0 to win 3-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs. While it pushes Carolina and Toronto one step closer to elimination, it helps Pittsburgh in its push to catch...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Sabres 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT)Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Pascal Dupuis, PIT (2 goals, 1 assist)2. Jason Pominville, BUF (1 goal, 1 assist)3. Jordan Staal, PIT (1 goal, 1 assist)---Tonight’s slate:Sabres @ Bruins, 7:00 ETIslanders @ Devils, 7:00Panthers @ Flyers, 7:00Lightning @ Capitals, 7:00Kings @ Blue Jackets, 7...