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David Duprey, Associated Press
Buffalo Sabres' Robyn Regehr (24) of Brazil, battles for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin (41) of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal with 5:47 left in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.

Paul Gaustad had a goal and an assist, Matt Ellis also scored and Patrick Kaleta had two assists for the Sabres. Ryan Miller made 24 saves in helping Buffalo snap a three-game winless skid (0-2-1) and get their third victory in 12 games (3-7-2).

Mikhail Grabovski had a goal and assist and Joey Crabb also scored for the Maple Leafs, who blew a chance to move eight games over .500 since closing the 2006-07 season at 40-31-11, according to STATS LLC. They also snapped a four-game winning streak.