It only took a matter of 46 minutes for the Buffalo Sabres to wake up against the Wednesday night opponent Florida Panthers.
Trailing 3-1 in the third period, the Sabres exploded for three goals in a span of 2:07. Jason Pominville, Clarke MacArthur, and Tim Connolly all scored in the third period with Maxim Afinogenov putting away the game with an empty netter.
With the Sabres 5-3 victory over Florida, the Sabres are now five points back of eighth place Montreal who was idle tonight. Both the Sabres and Canadians have nine games remaining in the season.
In a game that saw players and coaches arguing with one another over line changes and turnovers, and the crowd raining dis-pleasures onto the players, the lifeless Sabres finally looked like a team with desperation. This was the first come from behind win the Sabres have had since Feb. 13th against the San Jose Sharks.
The Sabres look to get a lift Friday night against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs as their franchise netminder, Ryan Miller, could possibly return from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Feb. 21st.