Erik Condra scored the go-ahead goal at the 7:59 1, at Scotiabank Place.

Zack Smith and Erik Karlsson also tallied for Ottawa, which had lost four of its last five games coming into Tuesday night's contest.

Condra also added an empty-netter and Craig Anderson stopped 22 of 23 shots for the win.

Jordan Leopold netted the long goal for the Sabres, who have dropped four of their past five games.

Ryan Miller made 35 saves in the loss.