BOSTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Brad Boyes capped a night of comebacks Thursday by scoring with 1:16 left in overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over Boston.
The Sabres moved two points in front of Carolina for the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. With its one point, Boston inched one in front of Tampa Bay for the fourth-best point total in the conference.
Buffalo fell behind by two goals, caught up and then surrendered a go-ahead score to Gregory Campbell 2:18 into the third period. Tim Connolly, however, tied it again on the power play with 14:55 to play in regulation.
The winning goal came after Nathan Gerbe scooped up a loose puck and charged down the middle of the ice. Gerbe fired a shot that was stopped by Tim Thomas but the rebound came back to Gerbe and he flipped the puck to Boyes for an easy tap-in.
Nathan Horton and Mark Recchi gave Boston a 2-0 lead midway through the second period but before the stanza was over Tyler Ennis and Thomas Vanek had scored for the Sabres.
Buffalo improved to 4-1-1 on a seven-game road trip that ends Saturday in Toronto. Ryan Miller had 26 saves to collect the win.
Thomas let in all four goals on 45 shots.