Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Jooris, Joe Colborne and Johnny Gaudreau scored in a span of eight-plus minutes in the third period, as Calgary dealt Buffalo its 12th consecutive defeat thanks to a 4-1 decision from the Saddledome.
Gaudreau added a first-period strike and Jiri Hudler added a pair of assists for the Flames, who have taken five of their last six and shook off a loss in Anaheim six days ago.
"We had some big goals," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. "In the second period we could have scored four or five goals. We missed the net on a few occasions, but I felt that we got our legs."
Jonas Hiller backed up his timely offense with a 17-save effort, his first win since Dec. 31.
Chris Stewart netted the lone goal for the Sabres, while Jhonas Enroth stopped 27 shots in the setback.
"They turned it up a notch and we just couldn't keep up," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said.
Buffalo has failed to earn a point since a 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders on Dec. 27, the longest drought since the Penguins lost 13 in a row in regulation from Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2004.
Jooris put the hosts ahead for good at 9:05 of the final period, when he converted a Colborne rebound from the left side.
It was 3-1 at 14:06 as Colborne stayed in front of the Sabres' crease and poked home a Raphael Diaz rebound just after Mike Weber was finished serving a delay-of-game minor.
Gaudreau capped the run at 17:28 by finishing off a passing play between Hudler and Sean Monahan from the left wing.
Each team registered a power-play goal in the first period. Stewart opened the scoring with a redirection of a Tyler Ennis shot at 10:33. Gaudreau countered for the hosts just over two minutes later on a stuffer try from the right post.
The Flames improved to 7-5-2 when tied after two periods and the Sabres fell to 7-8-2 in the same situation ... Calgary continues its six-game residency against Minnesota on Thursday ... Buffalo heads to Edmonton on Thursday ... The National Hockey League record for consecutive losses in 17, shared by the Washington Capitals (1974-75) and San Jose Sharks (1992-93).