Jets squeak past struggling Sabres

Buffalo, NY ( – Bryan Little scored in a third straight
game, Ondrej Pavelec made 19 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Buffalo
Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday.

Michael Frolik added a short-handed goal for the Jets, who have won the first
two stops on their three-game road trip and three of five overall.

Chris Stewart scored in the third period and Jhonas Enroth stopped 24 shots
for Buffalo, which had its win streak snapped at three games.

Stewart went five-hole on Pavelec on a breakaway to pull the Sabres within a
goal at 5:30 of the third.

Pavelec then stopped Matt Moulson on a 2-on-1 with Tyler Ennis near the 10-
minute mark to perserve the lead.

Little gathered a return cross-ice pass from Jacob Trouba and beat a screened
Enroth on a power play to open the scoring at 3:41 of the first period. Little
faked a shot to get Buffalo defenseman Tyson Strachan down before firing the
puck from the left faceoff dot.

The Jets had no goals with the man advantage in seven consecutive games before
converting twice in Tuesday’s 4-2 win at Columbus.

Buffalo had a five-minute power play when Adam Lowry drilled Patrick Kaleta
into the boards from behind with 5:54 to play in the second period. Not only
did the Sabres struggle to generate chances, they surrendered a short-handed
goal 14 seconds in.

Frolik picked up the puck off a turnover by defenseman Andre Benoit from
behind the Buffalo net and put a backhander in off the Enroth’s right arm on a

Game Notes

Winnipeg has won eight of nine against Buffalo … The Sabres fell to 0-12-1
this season when the opponent scores first … Winnipeg forward Mathieu
Perreault missed the game with an upper-body injury he suffered Tuesday
against the Blue Jackets … Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers sat out Wednesday
with a lower-body injury.