Series (Game 1 of 1)

Columbus leads 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, September 25th
Blue Jackets4

Sabres 1

(4-1-0, 8 pts)

Blue Jackets 4

(3-1-1, 7 pts)

5:00 PM ET, September 25, 2011

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
BUF 0 0 11
CBJ 2 2 04

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

Blue Jackets 4, Sabres 1

Associated Press

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.

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