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Foligno Propels Sabres Past Blue Jackets 3-1



Marcus Foligno's two goals helped lift the Buffalo Sabres over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. Mikhail Grigorenko also found the net for the Sabres, who improve to 2-0 in the preseason.

The first of Foligno's two goals came late in the opening period. The Sabres forward redirected a Tyler Myers pass into the Columbus net with just five seconds remaining in the first. Following a tying goal by R.J. Umberger in the second period, Foligno put Buffalo back in front with his second of the evening. Mikhail Grigorenko added his first of the preseason at 9:23 of the final period to make it 3-1. Corey Tropp found a wide-open Grigorenko, who beat Blue Jackets netminder Mike McKenna.

Ryan Miller saw 31:15 of ice time, stoppnig 15 of 16 shots. He was replaced by Matt Hackett in the second period, who turned aside all nine shots he faced. The 2-0 Sabres return home to face the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday at the First Niagara Center. Hear the call with Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray on WGR 550.

1st Period
Goals

19:55 - BUF - Marcus Foligno (1) (Tyler Myers, Cody Hodgson)

Penalties
8:06 - CBJ - Boone Jenner (2 min., holding)
17:51 - CBJ - Fedor Tyutin (2 min., holding)

2nd Period
Goals

4:29 - CBJ - R.J. Umberger (1) (Tim Erixon)
14:51 - BUF - Marcus Foligno (2) (Unassisted)

Penalties
8:37 - BUF - Tyler Myers (2 min., roughing)
17:05 - BUF - Zemgus Girgensons (2 min., interference)

3rd Period
Goals

9:23 - BUF - Mikhail Grigorenko (1) (Corey Tropp, Zemgus Girgensons)

Penalties
5:00 - BUF - Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (2 min., hooking)
10:57 - CBJ - R.J. Umberger (4 min., double minor for high sticking)

Goaltending
BUF - Ryan Miller (15 saves, 16 shots)
BUF - Matt Hackett (9 saves, 9 shots)
CBJ - Mike McKenna (12 saves, 13 shots)
CBJ - Sergei Bobrovsky (13 saves, 15 shots)

Power Plays
BUF - 0 of 4
CBJ - 0 of 3

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