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Oduya lifts Jets over Sabres in OT

Jan 8, 2012 - 7:04 AM
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Johnny Oduya scored 57 seconds into overtime, leading the Jets to a 2-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday.

Blake Wheeler also had a goal for the Jets, who halted a two-game skid. Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves in the win.

Tyler Myers scored for the struggling Sabres, who fell to 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. Jhonas Enroth stopped 39 shots in the hard-luck loss.

"It was a tough game for us," said Enroth. "We really wanted to win this game but we just need to battle back here and make a push to the playoffs."

Myers missed 19 games with a broken wrist before returning for Friday's loss at Carolina. He gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead on Saturday with a power play tip- in midway through the second period.

With five seconds left in the period, Wheeler tied the score with a power play tally of his own. The Jets pressured Enroth, peppering him with several shots before Wheeler buried a cross-ice feed from Tobias Enstrom.

But Enroth was sturdy in the third, turning away 11 shots, compared to eight saves for Pavelec, as the game delved into overtime.

Oduya ensured a hasty finish, finding the back of the net with a high wrister from the left circle to seal the Sabres' second straight loss.

Game Notes

Wheeler has six goals and five assists over his last 10 games...Both the Sabres and the Jets went 1-for-4 with the man-advantage.








  • WINNIPEG: 2
    BUFFALO: 1
    Final - OT

    Jan 7 9:40 PM


  • Winnipeg Goal - David Johnny Oduya (2), from Evander Kane at :57.

    Jets 2, Sabres 1  OT - 4:03Jan 7 9:38 PM


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    BUFFALO: 1
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    Jan 7 9:37 PM
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  • WINNIPEG: 1
    BUFFALO: 1
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    Jan 7 8:45 PM


  • Winnipeg Power-Play Goal - Blake Wheeler (8), at 19:55.

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  • Buffalo Power-Play Goal - Tyler Myers, at 11:08.

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  • WINNIPEG: 0
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    Jan 7 7:48 PM


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