Sabres use late burst to get past Senators
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Brian Flynn and Jochen Hecht scored 12 seconds apart late in the third period, lifting the Buffalo Sabres over the Ottawa Senators, 4-2.
Luke Adam and Steve Ott also lit the lamp for the Sabres, who sit four points out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
Ryan Miller made 35 saves for Buffalo, which has won two in a row since a four-game skid.
Marc Methot and Eric Gryba scored for the Senators, who remained tied for fifth place the East with idle Toronto. Robin Lehner stopped 26-of-30 shots in defeat.
With the score tied at two, Flynn tallied with 5:23 left in regulation. Mike Weber's shot from the point hit off the backboards and ended up on Hecht's stick. Hecht backhanded a pass across the crease to Flynn, whose backhander beat Lehner.
Just 12 seconds later, Hecht spun around with Senators forward Kyle Turris defending him and scored on a backhander from the left circle.
Adam's one-timer from the right circle at the 6:21 mark of the first period gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead.
Methot's shot from the top of the right circle at the 12:29 mark made it 1-1.
After a scoreless second period, Gryba tallied from the top of the right circle 1:41 into the third, making it 2-1 Ottawa.
The Sabres tied the game at the 3:15 mark. Mark Pysyk's shot from along the left boards was deflected in by Ott.
Ottawa took three of four from Buffalo this season ... Forward Cory Conacher made his Senators debut ... The Senators went 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Sabres went 0-for-2 on the man advantage.
04/05 22:20:50 ET