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

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) chases the puck in front of the Buffalo Sabres net during the second 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.