Buffalo 4, Columbus 2

Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 1-8-0-1 1-3-0-1 0-5-0-0 L1
Buffalo 6-3-0-0 2-2-0-0 4-1-0-0 W1


Jason Pominville scored two goals and added an assist to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Patrick Kaleta scored the go-ahead goal – his first of the season – with 5:52 to play and Brad Boyes also tallied to give the Sabres their first win on home ice.

Jhonas Enroth made a career-high 41 saves in his second start of the season and Buffalo improved to 6-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Thomas Vanek contributed three assists as the Sabres dropped the Blue Jackets to a league-worst 1-8-1.

Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin scored goals for Columbus, which went 0-for-6 on the power play to fall to 0-5-0 on the road and drop its 10th consecutive game away from home dating to last season.

Steve Mason made only 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who held a 43-26 edge in shots on goal.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Buffalo
Vinny Prospal 1 Points Jason Pominville 3
Vinny Prospal 1 Goals Jason Pominville 2
Samuel Pahlsson 1 Assists Thomas Vanek 3
N/A Power Play Goals Jason Pominville 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .846 Save Percentage Jhonas Enroth .953
Steve Mason 22 Saves Jhonas Enroth 41

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 43 2 0-6 1-3 18 38
Buffalo 26 4 2-3 6-6 24 44

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Florida. The Sabres have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .125 after a loss.
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