ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Curtis Brown and Alexei Zhitnik scored goals in a 41-second span of the third period as the Buffalo Sabres came back to beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-2 Wednesday night.

Brown knocked in a rebound past Anaheim goaltender Mikhail Shtalenkov with 4:17 remaining to pull the Sabres even. Then Zhitnik, cutting back across the ice from right to left, scored on a 25-foot slap shot that scooted under Shtalenkov's stick.

Shtalenkov replaced Guy Hebert, who had allowed one goal, when Hebert left the game with a mild concussion after two periods. Although it was uncertain when Hebert was hurt, he was involved in a collision in the first period and was down for a couple of minutes before getting to his feet.

Ted Drury had put Anaheim up 2-1 at 14:55 of the third period, redirecting J.J. Daigneault's shot from the blue line past Buffalo goaltender Dominik Hasek.

Defenseman Mike Wilson put Buffalo on top at 12:59 of the first period when his 35-foot slap shot beat Hebert on the stick side.

Paul Kariya tied it for Anaheim with 6:15 left in the second period on his eighth goal. Drury caught up with the loose puck just to the left and behind the Buffalo net and slid a perfectly paced pass back across the crease to Kariya. With Hasek protecting the left post, Kariya had only to tap in the shot.