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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Thomas Vanek scored twice, Ryan Miller stopped 40 shots and the Buffalo Sabres edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Steve Ott gave Buffalo the lead for good when he batted a rebound out of the air past Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury with 2:34 left and Vanek added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Jochen Hecht also scored for the Sabres, who never trailed while snapping the Penguins' 7-game winning streak.

Chris Kunitz scored his 22nd goal for Pittsburgh and Jarome Iginla scored in his fourth straight game but it wasn't enough. Fleury made 29 saves but failed to pick up his 23rd win of the season.

Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin assisted on Iginla's goal to pick up a point in his return after missing four games with a lingering shoulder injury.

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