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Briere leads Sabres past Thrashers

Feb 7, 2007 - 3:09 AM
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- After an off game, Daniel Briere picked up where he left off.

Briere scored a pair of power-play goals and added a tally in the shootout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers in a clash of division leaders.

Briere had a seven-game points streak snapped in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday but he got back on track eight minutes into the first period to open the scoring against Atlanta.

With the score tied, 2-2, in the third period, Briere added another power-play goal with 18:48 to play. The center now has seven goals and eight assists in his last nine games

Scott Mellanby netted the equalizer for Atlanta just over 10 minutes later, picking a pass from Marian Hossa out of the air and slamming it in for his 10th goal of the season.

Ryan Miller stopped Vyacheslav Kozlov and Hossa in the shootout while Briere and Ales Kotalik each beat Kari Lehtonen for the Northeast Division leading Sabres.

With the loss, the Thrashers dropped to 1-3-1 in their last five games and now head out for a season-long six-game road trip.






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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    BUFFALO 1 2 0 0 (2) 4
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 0 (0) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (JIM SLATER, ANDY SU

    Feb 6 9:44 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 2 0 0 (2) 4
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 0 (0) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (JIM SLATER, ANDY SU

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 9:44 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 2 0 0 3
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (JIM SLATER, ANDY SUTTON) 1

    Feb 6 9:41 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 2 0 3
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (JIM SLATER, ANDY SUTTON) 13:23
    BUF - (PP) THOMAS V

    Feb 6 9:29 PM
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    BUFFALO 3
    ATLANTA 3
    3RD PRD: ATL - (PP) SCOTT MELLANBY 10 (MARIAN HOSSA, ILYA KOVALCHUK)
    11:51

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 9:16 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 2 3
    ATLANTA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (JIM SLATER, ANDY SUTTON) 13:23
    BUF - (PP) THOMAS VAN

    Feb 6 8:40 PM


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    BUFFALO 3
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 23 (NATHAN PAETSCH) 18:48

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 8:40 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 26 (TEPPO NUMMINEN, RYAN MILLER)
    17:13

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 8:36 PM


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    BUFFALO 1
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: ATL - JON SIM 14 (ANDY SUTTON) 13:23

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 8:29 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 1
    ATLANTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 22 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUF 14

    Feb 6 7:44 PM


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    BUFFALO 1
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 7:26 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 31 (STEVE RUCCHIN, STEVE MCCARTHY) 8:40

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 7:24 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    ATLANTA 0
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) DANIEL BRIERE 23 (NATHAN PAETSCH, CHRIS DRURY)
    8:01

    Sabres vs. ThrashersFeb 6 7:23 PM
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