In by far the most entertaining home game of the season, the Buffalo Sabres ended a six-game losing streak by knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in a shoot out.

Cal O'Reilly, playing in his first game of the season after being called up from Rochester, scored the game winning goal when he was the only player to score in the shoot out after a five-minute overtime in which both goaltenders came up with some incredible saves.

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson stopped 46 shots, plus three more in the shoot out.  Mark-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the Penguins.

William Carrier scored his first NHL goal to open the scoring for Buffalo in the first period.  Sidney Crosby tied it in the third.  And that's pretty much been the pattern in way too many Buffalo games this year.  The Sabres just haven't had a whole lot of luck around the net, but Nilsson and the defense came up big for Buffalo on Saturday and held off the Penguins long enough until O'Reilly was able to sneak one by Fleury in the shoot to win it.

The victory ends a nine-game losing streak to the Penguins.  It's also only the Sabres' second win at home in seven tries.

The Sabres continue their homestand on Monday night against Calgary.

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