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Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes

Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes the save against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 23, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Nathan Gerbe's third-period goal broke a tie and led Buffalo to the win.

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders trips up Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres during the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Dylan Reese #42 and Rick DiPietro #39 of
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Dylan Reese #42 and Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders defend against Matt Ellis #37 of the Buffalo Sabres. (Jan. 23, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders trips up Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres during the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Blake Comeau #57 of the New York Islanders
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Blake Comeau #57 of the New York Islanders battles for the puck against Michael Grier #25 of the Buffalo Sabres. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Blake Comeau #57 of the New York Islanders
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Blake Comeau #57 of the New York Islanders battles for the puck against Jordan Leopold #3 of the Buffalo Sabres. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres is
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Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres is tripped up by Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad (28) scores as
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Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad (28) scores as New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) looks back and Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek, second from left, defends in the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes
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Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes the save against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 23, 2011)

New York Islanders center Zenon Konopka, center, and
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New York Islanders center Zenon Konopka, center, and Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad, second from right, scramble for a loose puck as Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) tries to get control in the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Zenon Konopka #28 of the New York Islanders
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Zenon Konopka #28 of the New York Islanders is held against the boards by Nathan Gerbe #42 of the Buffalo Sabres. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Skating in his first NHL game Paul Byron
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Skating in his first NHL game Paul Byron #24 carries the puck around Zenon Konopka #28 of the New York Islanders. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Buffalo Sabres right wing Jason Pominville (29) trips
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Buffalo Sabres right wing Jason Pominville (29) trips in the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders
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John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders trips up Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres during the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes
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Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes a first period save on a deflection attempt from Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders. (Jan. 23, 2011)

Buffalo Sabres left wing Jochen Hecht (55) and
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Buffalo Sabres left wing Jochen Hecht (55) and New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) battle for a puck in the first period. (Jan. 23, 2011)

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