Anton Lander's first goal of the season was the game winner and he added two assists as the Edmonton Oilers won the battle of bottom-dwelling teams, 3-2 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Matt Fraser and Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton (13-27-9), which has won three of the last four and now sits four points ahead of last-place Buffalo (14-31-3). The Oilers are 6-5-2 since interim head coach Todd Nelson took over as full-time head coach.
Defensemen Tyler Myers and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for the Sabres (14-31-3), who have lost a franchise-worst 13 games in a row and only have one win in their last 18.
Edmonton took a 3-1 lead eight minutes into the third as a turnover allowed a two-man breakaway with Teddy Purcell feeding Lander.