NHL: Atlanta 4, Buffalo 2

March 2, 2006 at 4:54 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- Brad Larsen scored two goals Wednesday night to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat Buffalo, 4-2.

Vyacheslav Kozlov and Niclas Havelid each scored a goal; Marc Savard added two assists and Kari Lehtonen stopped 34 shots for the Thrashers (27-26-6), who have won three in a row and four of their last five games and broke a four-game slide against the Sabres.

Chris Drury and Maxim Afinogenov scored goals; J.P. Dumont, Daniel Briere, Derek Roy, and Thomas Vanek had assists; and Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 24 shots for the Sabres (36-16-5), who have lost two in a row and three of their last four games.

Buffalo out-shot Atlanta, 36-25. The Sabres were 2-for-6 on the power play. The Flames went 2-for-10.

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