Buffalo at Winnipeg

Sabres lose franchise-record 11th straight road game


WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets used a timely visit form the struggling Buffalo Sabres to get their power play working again.

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."


  • The Jets improved to 22-20-5, and Buffalo dropped to 19-23-5.
  • Kyle Wellwood had two assists to reach 200 career points.
  • Ryan Miller made 29 saves for Buffalo.
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Andrew Ladd (16) wins the battle against Mike Weber in front of the crease to score the first goal for Winnipeg. (Getty Images)
Andrew Ladd (16) wins the battle against Mike Weber in front of the crease to score the first goal for Winnipeg. (Getty Images)
Buffalo (19-23-5)0101
Winnipeg  (22-20-5) «1124
Three Stars
T. Enstrom

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
A. Ladd

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
B. Wheeler

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
11:34 - Andrew Ladd (16), Tip-In. Assist: Hainsey, Wellwood
04:17 - Drew Stafford (8), Wrist Shot. Assist: Gerbe
12:55Power Play - Tobias Enstrom (4), Slap Shot. Assist: Little, Wheeler
03:46Power Play - Tim Stapleton (7), Wrist Shot. Assist: Antropov, Ladd
18:40 - Nik Antropov (6), Backhand Shot. Assist: Wellwood, Oduya
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04:29McCormick, 5 min, Fighting
04:29Stuart, 5 min, Fighting
11:41Boyes, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
13:31Hecht, 2 min, Goaltender Interference
14:46Stapleton, 2 min, Hooking
00.0Gerbe, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
00.0Wheeler, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
03:00Roy, 2 min, Tripping
09:28Antropov, 2 min, Roughing
11:58McCormick, 2 min, Interference
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