Stafford, Sabres get by slumping Oilers

Drew Stafford scored and added a pair of 3 win over the Edmonton Oilers at First Niagara Center.

Nathan Gerbe finished with a goal and an assist, while Jordan Leopold and Jason Pominville also lit the lamp for Buffalo, which snapped a three-game skid.

Rookie Brayden McNabb added a pair of assists and Ryan Miller made 23 saves in the victory.

Taylor Hall, Sam Gagner and Corey Potter scored, while Ales Hemsky chipped in with two assists for the Oilers, who have lost four of their last five contests. Nikolai Khabibulin was tagged for all four goals on 33 shots in defeat.