OTTAWA (AP) - Chris Neil scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the second period and Craig Anderson made 20 saves as the Ottawa Senators hung on for a 4-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa, and Peter Regin picked up his first points of the season with two assists.
The win snapped a two-game Senators' losing streak as Anderson allowed more than two goals for the first time in nine games this season.
Tyler Ennis, Jordan Leopold and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo. Jonas Enroth made the start in place of Ryan Miller and is still searching for his first win in more than a calendar year. He finished with 20 saves for the Sabres, who have dropped three straight