'Just 1:07 after Bates' first goal since Dec. 13, Buffalo cut the Isles' lead to one on Dmitri Kalinin's one-timer that came off Rick DiPietro's failed clear. Seventy-five seconds later, though, Aucoin put the Isles up 3-1 after some grunt work down low opened up space at the right point for his floater that beat Sabres goalie Martin Biron.'
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