Inquirer Daily News

Wild snap 6-game slide, top Sabres

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville potted goals 1:46 apart during Minnesota's three-goal second period, as the Wild snapped their season-long six-game slide with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

Jason Zucker capped the second-period surge with his first goal of the season, while Niklas Backstrom backstopped the victory with 19 saves.

Matt Ellis spoiled Backstrom's shutout bid with a late marker and Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 31 shots for the Sabres, who have lost four of their last six games.

01/02 22:38:33 ET