Sabres402 -- 6Avalanche112 -- 4

Derek Roy pushed the puck past Peter Budaj with 2:27 remaining to lift Buffalo after Colorado had rallied from three goals down.

Roy's goal came moments after the Sabres went on their second power play of the night.

Chris Drury added an empty-net goal with three seconds left as Buffalo won for the ninth time in 11 games.

FIRST PERIOD

Scoring: 1, Buffalo, Gaustad 5 (Thorburn, McKee), 2:45. 2, Colorado, Skrastins 2 (Sakic, Hejduk), 11:46. 3, Buffalo, Hecht 6 (Connolly, Tallinder), 14:25 (sh). 4, Buffalo, Pominville 2 (Connolly), 17:05. 5, Buffalo, Grier 3 (Hecht), 18:46.

SECOND PERIOD

Scoring: 6, Colorado, Blake 6 (Liles, Hejduk), 18:00 (pp).

THIRD PERIOD

Scoring: 7, Colorado, Tanguay 10 (Sakic, Hejduk), 6:49. 8, Colorado, Svatos 13 (penalty shot), 8:51. 9, Buffalo, Roy 2 (Pominville, Vanek), 17:33 (pp). 10, Buffalo, Drury 8 (Numminen), 19:56 (en).

SHOTS ON GOAL

Sabres 1668 -- 30Avalanche 9614 -- 29 Power-play opportunities: Buffalo 1 of 2; Colorado 1 of 6. Goalies: Buffalo, Biron 10-4-1 (29 shots-25 saves). Colorado, Aebischer (16 shots-12 saves), Budaj 3-4-3 (0:00 second, 13 shots-12 saves). A: 18,007 (18,007). T: 2:15.