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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Playoff Race: JETS BEAT THE SABRES 3-1


BUF:   C. Tropp (19:25 - 2nd)
WPG:   A. Ladd (13:45 - 1st) , B. Wheeler (08:02 - 3rd) , C. Thorburn (10:54 - 3rd)

BUF: R. Miller (L)
 WPG: O. Pavelec (W)

           Last night in Winnipeg, the Jets took on the Buffalo Sabres. Going into last nights game the Sabres were only 2 points back of the Jets for 8th in the Eastern Conference. So it's needless to say that this was a big game. The Jets dominated the game early. But it took them to the final 6 minutes of the first to get a goal. Little fired a shot and he was stopped but Andrew Ladd was there to put home the rebound to make it 1-0 Jets. Then with under a minute to go in the first, Tropp scored for Buffalo to tie the game. Lets jump to the third. 8 minutes into the final frame, Brian Little found Wheeler and he had a breakaway and scored to give the Jets a 2-1 lead. 3 minutes later, Thorburn brought the puck up the right wing and fired a shot past Miller to make it 3-1 and that was the final as the Jets move 4 points ahead of the Sabres (who now sit in 11th in the East).

                In the win, Pavelec made 23 saves. In the loss, Miller made 28 saves."The scouting report has been that Miller is unbeatable," said Wheeler. "But if you're going to beat him, you have to go over the shoulder. You always feel fortunate scoring on a goalie like him, he's probably the best in the league right now. You have to take a little bit of luck out of that but we feel good it went our way tonight."

 Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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