Sabres Thrash Atlanta 10-1 to End Skid

Stafford's 5 points spark Buffalo's first win in 10 games
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2008 12:57 AM CST
Buffalo Sabres right winger Drew Stafford, right, celebrates after scoring his hat trick goal against Atlanta Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg, of Sweden, on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Buffalo Sabres ended their 10-game winless streak in style Friday with a 10-1 beating of the Atlanta Thrashers, reports the Associated Press. "We're not getting carried away," defenseman Brian Campbell told the Buffalo News. "We're 1-10 in our last 11 games and we've still got a lot of work to do."

Drew Stafford had three goals and two assists and Derek Roy had a hat trick as the Sabres won for the first time since Dec. 22. The Sabres, who scored just 16 times during their 10-game skid, scored four times in the first period. Daniel Paille, Thomas Vanek, Jochen Hecht and Ales Kotalik also netted goals. The loss dropped Atlanta out of first place in the Southeast Division.