'Kotalik, Thomas Vanek and Tim Connolly were Lindy Ruff’s choices for the shootout. Kotalik beat DiPietro with a backhander, top shelf, but Vanek was foiled by the Islanders netminder. Connolly clinched the victory when he double-deked DiPietro and snuck the puck between DiPietro’s skate and the right post.'
Sabres storm back in shootout win
November 24, 2005 Submitted by