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Sabres beat Leafs 3-1 in Nolan's return as coach
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 15, 2013, 9:56 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Steve Ott had a goal and an assist, and the Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night in coach Ted Nolan's first game in 16 years behind the Buffalo bench.

Marcus Foligno scored the go-ahead goal, and Christian Ehrhoff sealed it with an empty-netter in the final minute. The Sabres (5-15-1) won their second consecutive game for the first time since closing last season with two victories. They also won their second straight at home after opening the season 0-8-1 in Buffalo.

Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots, and was particularly sharp in the final minute.

The win came two days after Sabres owner Terry Pegula fired coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier.

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