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Jagr makes Florida debut, Upshall scores go-ahead goal in Panthers' 5-3 win over Sabres

  • Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (68) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov (51) skate after a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Sabres 5-3. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (68) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov (51) skate after a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Sabres 5-3. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (68) looks back as Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth (34) allows a goal by forward Brandon Pirri (71) (not pictured) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (68) looks back as Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth (34) allows a goal by forward Brandon Pirri (71) (not pictured) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) is congratulated by teammates after the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Sabres 5-3. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) is congratulated by teammates after the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Sabres 5-3. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)  (The Associated Press)

Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Acquired from New Jersey on Thursday for two draft picks, the 43-year-old Jagr had three shots on goal in a little over 17 minutes of ice time to help the Panthers outshoot the Sabres 47-14.

Brandon Pirri scored twice for the Panthers. Nick Bjugstad also scored, and Derek MacKenzie added an empty-net goal with 17 seconds left. Roberto Luongo stopped 11 shots.

Brad Boyes had three assists, and Brian Campbell added two.

The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak and are 4-0-1 against the Sabres this season. The Sabres lost for the first time in three games.

Torrey Mitchell, Andrej Meszaros and Cody Hodgson scored Buffalo, and Michal Neuvirth made 42 saves.