The two sides were both kept out of the net in the first period, but not for lack of trying -- especially by the Jets. Winnipeg racked up 14 opening period shots, but Jhonas Enroth stopped each, including a penalty shot attempt by Evander Kane.
Buffalo fell behind 1-0 at 7:42 of the second on Aaron Gagnon's 3rd of the season. Gagnon was left alone in front of the Sabres' crease and tipped a Derek Meech pass over Enroth's left shoulder to put Winnipeg ahead. Thomas Vanek tied it up with a power play goal 4:15 later. Vanek redirected a Tyler Ennis pass into the Jets' net for his 18th, making it a 1-1 game.
Winnipeg regained the lead at 12:24 of the third period thanks to Antti Miettinen. Enroth appeared to get most of the shot, but the puck dribbled under his pads and over the goalline to put the Jets ahead for good 2-1.
Playing in his first game since March 12, Mikhail Grigorenko saw 15:18 of ice time over 15 shifts, with one shot on net. Grigorenko was a healthy scratch for Buffalo's last two games after rejoining the team from QMJHL Quebec.
11:18 - BUF - Steve Ott (2 min., cross checking)
11:57 - BUF - Thomas Vanek (PPG) (18) (Tyler Ennis, Drew Stafford)
3:48 - BUF - John Scott (2 min., high-sticking)
11:38 - WPG - Blake Wheeler (2 min., hooking)
19:34 - BUF - Steve Ott (2 min., roughing)
19:34 - BUF - Steve Ott (5 min., fighting)
19:34 - WPG - Andrew Ladd (5 min., fighting)
12:24 - WPG - Antti Miettinen (3) (James Wright, Mark Stuart)
WPG - Ondrej Pavelec (24 saves, 25 shots)
BUF - Jhonas Enroth (37 saves, 39 shots)
WPG - 0 of 3
BUF - 1 of 1
1.) BUF - Jhonas Enroth (37 saves)
2.) WPG - Antti Miettinen (1 G, 0 A)
3.) BUF - Tyler Ennis (0 G, 1 A)