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Martin scores with 2:04 left to lift Penguins to 4-3 win over Sabres

  • Buffalo Sabres' center Cody Hodgson (19) scores on Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Sabres' center Cody Hodgson (19) scores on Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres' defenseman Jordan Leopold (3) gets his stick into the face of Pittsburgh Penguins left winger Tanner Glass (10) as Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller (30) makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Sabres' defenseman Jordan Leopold (3) gets his stick into the face of Pittsburgh Penguins left winger Tanner Glass (10) as Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller (30) makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres' center Cody Hodgson (19) shoots the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Sabres' center Cody Hodgson (19) shoots the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)  (The Associated Press)

Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist and Sidney Crosby also scored and set up Martin's goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The Penguins were forced to rally from behind after squandering a 2-0 lead. Dupuis tied the game at 3 by one-timing in Kris Letang's cross-ice feed with 5:17 left. Martin then scored his second of the season when his 40-footer deflected in off the stick of Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff in front.

Crosby set up the goal by digging the puck out of the left corner and feeding a pass to Martin.