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Sabres Beat Bruins

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Daniel Paille scored twice, and Ryan Miller stopped 30 shots Tuesday night to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over the Bruins in Boston.

Thomas Vanek broke a second-period tie to help the Sabres win for the fourth time in five games and climb back into playoff contention. Buffalo, which entered in 11th place in the conference, is four points behind the eighth-place Bruins for the last playoff spot in the East.

Tim Thomas made 24 saves for Boston, which had beaten the Sabres in three of the first four games. Thomas has lost his last two decisions after winning five in a row.

P.J. Axelsson scored with 9:48 gone in the first period to tie it at 1. That was all the scoring for the Bruins until the final seconds, when Mark Stuart scored a meaningless goal.

This program aired on February 6, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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