NHL: Toronto 4, Buffalo 3

March 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

TORONTO, March 31 (UPI) -- Toronto's Joey Crabb and John-Michael Liles each tallied a goal and an assist Saturday, powering the Toronto Maple Leafs' 4-3 decision over Buffalo.

Matt Frattin and Phil Kessel also scored for the Leafs, who won for the first time in four games and dealt the playoff-hopeful Sabres a stinging setback.

Ben Scrivens nailed down the win with 29 saves.

Buffalo, meanwhile, lost a second straight and fell two points behind Washington in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with three games remaining.

The Capitals bested Montreal 3-2 in a shootout Saturday.

Ville Leino, Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford scored, while Ryan Miller allowed stopped 25-of-29 shots for the losers.

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