Series (Game 1 of 1)
Columbus leads 1-0
(4-1-0, 8 pts)
(3-1-1, 7 pts)
5:00 PM ET, September 25, 2011
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
D. Byers (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
G. Clitsome (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
S. Mason (Blue Jackets - G): Saves: 19, Save Pct.: .950
COLUMBUS -- Dane Byers had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 preseason victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
Grant Clitsome added a goal and an assist, and Jeff Carter and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus (3-1-1). Steve Mason made 19 saves.
Tyler Myers had the lone Sabres goal, and Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots for Buffalo (4-1-0).
Carter opened the scoring midway through the first period, slotting home a rebound with the Blue Jackets on a two-man advantage.
Clitsome made it 2-0 late in the period on a long snap shot.
Myers put Buffalo on the board in the third period with a close-range backhander on the power play.