Sabres Give Up Late Lead in Loss

February 17, 2013 Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM EDT

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Sabres Give Up Late Lead in Loss

February 17, 2013 Updated Feb 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Paul Martin's goal with 2:04 remaining in regulation gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon.

Buffalo fell into a two-goal hole early in the first period. Pascal Dupuis' deflection and Sidney Crosby's rebound power play goal gave the Pens a 2-0 lead just 1:27 into the contest.

Cody Hodgson got the Sabres on the board before the end of the first frame.

Thomas Vanek's league-leading 12th goal of the season tied the game at two in the second period. While on the power play Vanek deflected a Christian Ehrhoff shot to square the game.

The Sabres looked like they were in business in the third period. Steve Ott scored to give Buffalo its first lead of the game. But after Dupuis scored his second of the game, Martin tallied the game-winner.

Ryan Miller made 31 saves.

Crosby had a goal and two assists.

Vanek added an assist to go along with his goal.

The Sabres finish their three-game homestand on Tuesday when they host the Winnipeg Jets.

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