NHL: Buffalo 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Jason Pominville and Derek Roy both scored twice Thursday and the Buffalo Sabres roughed up Curtis Joseph while downing Toronto 4-1.

The Sabres beat Joseph four times on 20 shots, taking some of the luster away from his overtime victory against Atlanta Tuesday -- his 450th NHL win, but just his first since April.


The 41-year-old backup goaltender is filling in for Vesa Toskala, who gave up 14 goals in a three-game span last week.

After a scoreless first period, Pominville produced a power-play goal 6:50 into the second period and Roy scored on a tip-in less than three minutes later.

Pominville added an unassisted goal with 8:31 to play in the second and Roy tacked on a power-play goal early in the third.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 shots and lost his bid for a shutout at 8:29 of the third when John Mitchell got the best of him with a slapshot.

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