Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 20-16-3-2 14-6-0-1 6-10-3-1 W1
Buffalo 18-18-3-2 10-9-3-2 8-9-0-0 L2

Recap

Defenseman Johnny Oduya scored 57 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the host Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday night.

Following an entertaining 60 minutes, Oduya ended things early in overtime on a sensational give-and-go with Evander Kane. The veteran skated to the edge of the right circle and wristed a shot past the glove of Buffalo netminder Jhonas Enroth as the Jets earned their first win of 2012.

The loss spoiled a personal milestone for Sabres captain Jason Pominville, who had an assist in his 500th career contest. He nearly won the game for Buffalo at the end of regulation.

A Sabres' power play yielded the game's opening goal 11:08 into the second period. Defenseman Tyler Myers redirected Pominville's centering pass from the edge of the crease past Winnipeg netminder Ondrej Pavelec for his first goal since returning from a wrist injury.

The Jets drew even with 4.2 seconds remaining in the period, as Blake Wheeler slid the puck behind Enroth with Winnipeg enjoying a two-man advantage.

Both teams had a handful of chances in a scoreless third period, but Pavelec and Enroth were up to the challenge, combining for 70 saves heading into extra time.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Buffalo
Johnny Oduya 1 Points Tyler Myers 1
Johnny Oduya 1 Goals Tyler Myers 1
Tobias Enstrom 1 Assists Marc-Andre Gragnani 1
Blake Wheeler 1 Power Play Goals Tyler Myers 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .969 Save Percentage Jhonas Enroth .951
Ondrej Pavelec 31 Saves Jhonas Enroth 39

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 41 2 1-4 3-4 8 28
Buffalo 32 1 1-4 3-4 8 24

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against Buffalo . The Sabres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Jets have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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