NHL: Buffalo 4, Columbus 2

Oct. 27, 2011 at 11:01 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Kaleta scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:52 remaining Thursday, helping lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over Columbus.

The Sabres snapped a two-game skid, getting two goals from Jason Pominville and a 41-save effort from Jhonas Enroth.

Columbus has won only once in its first 10 games this season.

Kaleta's game-winning score was his first goal of the season. He scored just four times in 51 games with the Sabres last year.

Pominville gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead 4:51 in the second period, but Columbus came back to tie it on goals by Vaclav Prospal in the second and Fedor Tyutin in the third.

After Kaleta's go-ahead goal, Pominville gave the Sabres some insurance by scoring on the power play with 2:24 to play.

Steve Mason made 22 saves to take the loss.

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