Sabres 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored 38 seconds into overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
Ehrhoff's blast from the blue line found its way through traffic and beat Toronto goaltender James Reimer between his legs.
The goal came as Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger exited the penalty box for a holding penalty.
Left winger Matt Moulson and center Luke Adam also scored for the Sabres (6-20-1), who ended a five-game losing streak. Goalie Ryan Miller made 22 saves.
Left winger Nikolai Kulemin and right winger Phil Kessel scored for the Maple Leafs (14-10-2). Reimer made 26 saves.
The Sabres came back from one-goal deficits on two separate occasions in the game.
Adam evened the score at 2 with 1:10 remaining in the second period on his first goal for Buffalo this season. Adam took advantage of a juicy rebound from Reimer and buried a shot from the right circle. It was Adam's first goal since April 5 and only his second since Dec. 17, 2011.
Kulemin made it 2-1 on a highlight-reel goal just past the halfway point of the second period. After Leafs center Jerred Smithson and Sabres center Brian Flynn battled for the puck behind the Buffalo net, Smithson ended up sprawled on the ice and flipped the puck over the net to Kulemin, who swatted it out of the air and past Miller at 10:23.
Buffalo tied it at 1 eight minutes into the second period on Moulson's first goal in 12 games. With Reimer down and out to the side of the crease, Moulson put home a rebound following a pretty feed from left winger Ville Leino.
Kessel opened up the scoring 2:12 into the game with a blistering wrist shot. Kessel skated untouched through the left circle before beating Miller high to the short side. It was Kessel's 14th goal of the season.
There was a scary moment 12 minutes into the second period when Leafs defenseman Cody Franson boarded Sabres right winger Drew Stafford. Stafford returned later in the period.
NOTES: RW Matt D'Agostini played in his first game for Buffalo. D'Agostini joined the Sabres off waivers from Pittsburgh on Wednesday. ... C Peter Holland, LW Frazer McLaren and D Mogan Rielly were scratched for the Maple Leafs. Toronto was also without LW Joffrey Lupul (groin) and C Dave Bolland (ankle). ... D Jamie McBain, C Mihail Grigorenko and D Brayden McNabb were scratched for the Sabres. ... This was the third of five meetings between the Sabres and Maple Leafs this season and the 191st game all-time between the two teams. Heading into Friday night's game, the Sabres led the series with a 105-62-23 record.