Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Antti Miettinen scored the deciding goal in the
third period, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24-of-25 shots to help the Winnipeg
Jets pick up a crucial late-season win with a 2-1 decision over the Buffalo
Sabres at First Niagara Center.
Aaron Gagnon also tallied for the Jets, who closed within a point of idle
Washington for first place in the Southeast Division with two games remaining
in the regular season. Winnipeg, now 6-0-1 over its last seven contests, also
trails the New York Rangers by the same margin for the eighth and final
playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, though both the Capitals and Rangers
currently own a game in hand.
Buffalo was dealt a second consecutive defeat and sixth straight in its series
with Winnipeg despite a 37-save effort by Jhonas Enroth. Thomas Vanek
accounted for the Sabres' lone goal in the second period.
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