The Buffalo Sabres had a familiar face return to haunt them Monday night as Jason Pominville scored the winning goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the winless Sabres 2-1.

The loss put Buffalo at 0-6-1, tying a franchise record for longest winless streak to start a season. The Sabres were 0-5-2 in 1999 and 0-4-3 in 1990.

Pominville, a former Sabres captain, played his first game in Buffalo since he was traded to Minnesota last April for center Johan Larsson, Rochester goalie Matt Hackett, a first-round pick that was used on defenseman Nikita Zadorov and a second-round selection.

Pominville, who spent 12 years in the Sabres organization and ranks 12th on the team’s career list in goals (185) and points (456), received an ovation from the fans when his name was announced in the starting lineup. He then drew boos after scoring the go-ahead goal.

Pominville scored on the power play with 9.7 seconds left in the second period to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.

Brodziak gave the Wild an early lead with his first of the season, scoring from the right circle on a delayed penalty five minutes in. Matt Cooke assisted on the goal.

Jonas Enroth started in place of No. 1 Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and made 14 saves.

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