Don't count out the Buffalo Sabres just yet.
Nathan Gerbe scored the decisive shootout goal in the fifth round to cap a 3-2 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
The Sabres overcame a two-goal, third-period deficit. And after a forgettable and injury-plagued first half of the season, Buffalo's the healthiest it has been in months, and now on a 5-0-1 roll.
''We need character wins like that, and it's a big two points for us,'' said forward Derek Roy, who forced overtime by scoring with 39 seconds left. ''That was a character battle. We've just got to keep this thing going. Everybody's on the same page and we've got to keep the momentum going.''
Thomas Vanek, playing his first game after missing three because of an upper-body injury, started the comeback by scoring 5:07 into the third period - and 50 seconds after Tomas Vincour scored to give Dallas a 2-0 lead.
And then came the shootout.
After Buffalo's Brad Boyes and Dallas' Jamie Benn traded goals, Gerbe sea...