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 Jhonas Enroth , Dany Heatley
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth (1), of Sweden, slides across the goal crease while Minnesota Wild left winger Dany Heatley (15), of Germany, shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Pominville Scores in Return, Wild Beat Sabres 2-1



Playing in Buffalo for the first time since being dealt, former Sabres captain Jason Pominville netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 Minnesota win on Monday. The loss drops Buffalo to 0-6-1 on the season.

Minnesota jumped out to the 1-0 lead on a Kyle Brodziak goal. Mike Weber, who sat during Saturday's loss in Chicago, appeared to screen Enroth and the puck slipped between the goaltender's pads.

After a lighting issue at First Niagara Center delayed the start of the second period, Brian Flynn made it a 1-1 game at 15:04, slamming his own rebound past Josh Harding. Flynn was set up with a pretty pass by Zemgus Girgensons. The goal capped a rush of activity in front of the Minnesota net, part of a period that saw Buffalo rack up 12 shots. Despite that, the Wild headed to the final period up 2-1 thanks to Pominville's power play tally with 9.7 seconds remaining in the second.

Buffalo (0-6-1) struggled yet again on the power play, going 0 for 4. Overall, the team has scored only seven goals in seven games. The Sabres hit the road on Tuesday evening against the New York Islanders. Hear the call on WGR 550 at 7 p.m.

1st Period
Goals

5:23 - MIN - Kyle Brodziak (1) (Matt Cooke, Jonas Brodin)

Penalties
5:40 - MIN - Mathew Dumba (2 min., interference)
11:27 - BUF - Cody McCormick (5 min., fighting)
11:27 - MIN - Clayton Stoner (5 min., fighting)
12:13 - MIN - Dany Heatley (2 min., tripping)

2nd Period
Goals

15:04 - BUF - Brian Flynn (1) (Zemgus Girgensons)
19:50 - MIN - Jason Pominville (2) (PPG) (Mikko Koivu, Jared Spurgeon)

Penalties
11:31 - MIN - Zach Parise (2 min., holding the stick)
17:51 - BUF - Drew Stafford (2 min., hooking)

3rd Period
Goals

None

Penalties
6:10 - MIN - Clayton Stoner (2 min., roughing)
9:58 - BUF - Drew Stafford (2 min., hooking)
12:56 - BUF - (2 min., too many men on the ice served by Thomas Vanek)

Goaltending
MIN - Josh Harding (22 saves, 23 shots)
BUF - Jhonas Enroth (18 saves, 20 shots)

Power Plays
MIN - 1 of 3
BUF 0 of 4

Three Stars
1.) MIN - Jason Pominville (1 G, 0 A)
2.) BUF - Brian Flynn (1 G, 0 A)
3.) MIN - Jonas Brodin (0 G, 1 A)

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