March 14, 2009
NHL: Atlanta 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)
Brett Sterling scored the only shootout goal Saturday night, leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Atlanta's Todd White scored his 19th goal this season to tie the game at 3-3 four seconds from the end of the second period, and the third period and overtime were scoreless.
Buffalo's goals, all in a five-minute span of the second period, were scored by Daniel Paille, Derek Roy (unassisted) and Maxim Afinogenov.
Patrick Lalime was beaten three times on 32 shots in regulation for the Sabres, who have dropped three of four.