The aftermath: Sabres 4, Panthers 2


‘Drew Stafford scored two goals and added an assist to reach 45 points for the season, tying the career-high he set in 2008-09. He now has a team-leading 28 goals on the season. Stafford’s first goal of the game was also his first since March 6 and broke a 1-1 tie in the second period as he was somehow able to get his stick on a pass from Brad Boyes in front of the crease. His second goal came in the third period when he knocked in a Tyler Ennis rebound, and occurred just 13 seconds after Jordan Leopold had scored a power play goal to put Buffalo ahead, 3-1.’