Zach Bogosian scored on a ricochet with 7:24 remaining in regulation and the Buffalo Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks for the ninth time in 10 meetings, 2-1 on Friday night.
Johan Larsson also scored and Evander Kane added an empty-netter to help the Sabres extend their domination over the Sharks by winning for the fifth straight time in San Jose. Chad Johnson made 24 saves in what could be an audition for the Sharks, who could be seeking to upgrade at backup goalie before Monday's trade deadline.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who lost for just the third time in regulation this season in the 30 games that they scored first. Martin Jones made 19 saves as San Jose remained six points behind Pacific Division leader Los Angeles.