BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley put Ottawa in front with 4:41 to play Friday and the Ottawa Senators went on to defeat Buffalo 5-3.
The Senators blew a three-goal lead, but prevailed down the stretch to end a two-game losing streak.
The Sabres have lost five games in a row, their longest such skid of the season, and have scored only eight goals in that stretch.
Heatley, however, put Ottawa back in front with a slap shot that soared over the shoulder of Thibault. Alfredsson scored exactly two minutes later to clinch the victory.