Series (Game 3 of 4)

Winnipeg leads 3-1

Game 1: Tuesday, November 8th
Game 2: Saturday, January 7th
Game 3: Thursday, January 19th
Game 4: Monday, March 5th

Sabres 1

(19-23-5, 43 pts)

Jets 4

(22-20-5, 49 pts)

8:30 PM ET, January 19, 2012

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1 2 3 T
BUF 0 1 01
WPG 1 1 24

T. Enstrom (Jets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

A. Ladd (Jets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

B. Wheeler (Jets - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Ondrej Pavelec, Jets extend Sabres' road troubles

Associated Press

WINNIPEG, Alberta -- 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."

Game notes

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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