The Buffalo Sabres finally make it back in the top eight in the Eastern Conference after a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
|- 1, Minnesota Goal - Steven Kampfer (2), from Kyle Brodziak and Nick Johnson at 6:51.|
|- 2, Buffalo Goal - Thomas Vanek (24), from Cody Hodgson and Corey Tropp at 1:12. Penalties - Robyn Regehr, Buffalo (Interference), 3:35; Clayton Stoner, Minnesota (Hooking), 9:34; Nick Johnson, Minnesota (Roughing), 11:57; Nick Johnson, Minnesota (Fighting (maj)), 11:57; Travis Turnbull, Buffalo (Fighting (maj)), 11:57; Cody McCormick, Buffalo (Roughing), 15:56.|
|- 3, Buffalo Power-Play Goal - Marcus Foligno (6), from Tyler Myers and Jordan Leopold at 1:45. 4, Buffalo Power-Play Empty Net Goal - Cody Hodgson (19), from Thomas Vanek at 19:59. Penalties - Darroll Powe, Minnesota (Holding), :53; Kurtis Foster, Minnesota (Tripping), 19:22.|