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Brian Flynn and Jochen Hecht scored third-period goals 12 seconds apart, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Friday night.
Steve Ott and Luke Adam also scored for Buffalo, and Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots. Defensemen Adam Pardy and Mike Weber each had two assists for the rebuilding Sabres, who are still trying to make a late push for a playoff spot.
Buffalo (15-17-6), now 12th in the Eastern Conference, was coming off a 4-1 victory at Pittsburgh on Tuesday that snapped the Penguins' 15-game winning streak.
Marc Methot and Eric Gryba scored for the Senators, who have lost three straight in regulation for the first time this season. Mika Zibanejad had two assists for Ottawa (19-12-6).
After Gryba put the Senators up 2-1 at 1:41 of the third period, the Sabres responded with three straight goals.
Ott, parked in front, deflected in Mark Pysyk's shot from the left boards to tie it at 3:15.
Flynn scored the go-ahead goal with 5:23 remaining. Web...
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Luke Adam (center) scored his first NHL goal since Dec. 17, 2011 in the first period.© Jen Fuller/Getty Images
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