Tobias Enstrom scored a tiebreaking goal with the man advantage during the second period and the Jets beat Buffalo 4-1 on Thursday, extending the Sabres' franchise-record road losing streak to 11 games.
Andrew Ladd, Tim Stapleton and Nik Antropov also scored for Winnipeg, with Stapleton also connecting on a power play. The Jets were 2 for 4 on the power play after failing to score with the man advantage in their previous five games.
"We've been struggling a bit on the PP," Enstrom said. "We've been trying to get some pucks at the net and scored some goals and today it worked out fine for us."
Buffalo, 0 for 2 on the power play, has lost seven of its last eight games.
"You've got to win that battle," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said about the special teams. "We had a tough time getting shots through. They got theirs."
Drew Stafford scored for Buffalo.
The Jets outshot the Sabres 19-10 in the first period.
Ron Hainsey set up the first goal midway through the period with a slap shot from the point that went in off Ladd for his 16th of the season.
Stafford tied it at 4:18 of the second.
Enstrom put the Jets in front on a power play at 12:55 with his third goal in three games.
Stapleton added his power-play goal early in the third, and Antropov scored with 1:20 to go.
Jets coach Claude Noel wasn't celebrating.
"We missed some D-zone assignments ... and our goaltender helped us out. I think we were a little bit fortunate," he said. "We've got some work to do here."
|Andrew Ladd (16) wins the battle against Mike Weber in front of the crease to score the first goal for Winnipeg. (Getty Images)|
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|11:34||- Andrew Ladd (16), Tip-In. Assist: Hainsey, Wellwood|
|04:17||- Drew Stafford (8), Wrist Shot. Assist: Gerbe|
|12:55||Power Play - Tobias Enstrom (4), Slap Shot. Assist: Little, Wheeler|
|03:46||Power Play - Tim Stapleton (7), Wrist Shot. Assist: Antropov, Ladd|
|18:40||- Nik Antropov (6), Backhand Shot. Assist: Wellwood, Oduya|
|04:29||McCormick, 5 min, Fighting|
|04:29||Stuart, 5 min, Fighting|
|11:41||Boyes, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice|
|13:31||Hecht, 2 min, Goaltender Interference|
|14:46||Stapleton, 2 min, Hooking|
|00.0||Gerbe, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct|
|00.0||Wheeler, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct|
|03:00||Roy, 2 min, Tripping|
|09:28||Antropov, 2 min, Roughing|
|11:58||McCormick, 2 min, Interference|
|Shots On Goal|