Tonawanda News — The Panthers finally beat Enroth at the 8:16 mark, after a weak clearance attempt by Alexander Sulzer. Enroth was slow to get up and Tom Gilbert took a slap shot that grazed Boyes, an ex-Sabre, on its way into the goal.
Florida had a goal disallowed when play was blown dead due to an injury to defenseman Dmitry Kulikov in the Panthers zone.
Thomas made a sliding stop on Brian Flynn in overtime.
Florida defenseman Brian Campbell played in his 800th career NHL game.
NOTES: It was Buffalo's first game since Jan. 4. A blizzard caused the postponement of Tuesday's game against Carolina, which has now been rescheduled for Feb. 25. ... Florida's scratches were C Scott Gomez, D Mike Mottau and C Shawn Matthias. ... Tyler Myers sat out the first game of a three-game suspension for a hit to the head of Dainius Zubrus.