Sabres snap Penguins streak with deadline looming

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM EDT

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Sabres snap Penguins streak with deadline looming

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) If this was the Sabres final game with the roster as it stands the team certainly ended things on a high note. Kevin Porter scored a pair of goals and Ryan Miller made 19 saves as the Sabres snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins 15-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night. The Penguins streak had been tied for the second longest in NHL history.

Little is certain for the Sabres with the NHL trade deadline set for Wednesday afternoon. The team has already started to sell off players with the trades of veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold and Robyn Regehr but any speculation about the future didn't stop the Sabres from putting together one of the teams top performances of the season against the Penguins.

Kevin Porter gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal at 10:24 of the first period. Steve Ott then scored his 6th of the year at 18:10 to give Buffalo a 2-1 lead after one.

The Sabres then struck for a pair of early goals in the second. Cody Hodgson scored his 13th of the year on a wrap around, before Porter scored his second of the game at 3:28 of the second. The goal chased Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun who surrendered 4 goals on 13 shots.

Jarome Iginla scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh. It was his first goal as a member of the Penguins. Ryan Miller earned the victory for Buffalo in his 492nd start in net, which is the most ever by a Sabres goaltender.

The Sabres next host Ottawa on Friday.

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