Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Zemgus Girgensons scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres cruised past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-2, on Saturday.
Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis each had one goal and two assists for the Sabres, who snapped a five-game skid. Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers also lit the lamp.
"It was a huge character win for us," Myers said. "Any time they seemed to get a little bit of life, we answered right back pretty quick. It's something we have to try to make a habit moving forward."
Michal Neuvirth stopped 32-of-34 shots for Buffalo, which had allowed six goals in each of its last three games.
David Clarkson and Phil Kessel scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost two in a row since a three-game winning streak. James Reimer made 29 saves.
"This wasn't our night," Reimer said.
Ennis scored on the power play at the 15:40 mark of the first period.
Girgensons tallied a shorthanded goal with 1:27 left. Brian Flynn beat Reimer to a loose puck in the faceoff circle and passed to Girgensons, who scored with the net open.
Stafford scored at 7:10 of the second to make it 3-0.
Clarkson got Toronto within two at 18:41 when he tipped Cody Franson's shot past Neuvirth.
Moulson scored 16 seconds later to make it 4-1. The Maple Leafs, however, got a goal from Kessel with 19 seconds left in the second.
Myers and Girgensons scored in the final frame.
Toronto had won three straight against Buffalo ... Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges sat out with an upper-body injury ... Franson has recorded a point in seven straight games ... Toronto went 0-for-4 on the power play.