Bryan Little and Michael Frolik score for Jets in 2-1 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Bryan Little and Michael Frolik scored to lead the Winnipeg Jets past the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Jets won their second road game in two nights and improved to 8-4-2 away from home. They are 4-5-1 at home.
Chris Stewart scored for Buffalo, which had won a season-best three straight. Jhonas Enroth made 24 saves for the Sabres.
Buffalo was hurt by sloppy play and an ineffective power play that went 0 for 4, including a 5-minute stint late in the second period.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 shots for the Jets.
An early roughing call on Patrick Kaleta gave Winnipeg a power play, and Little used Blake Wheeler's screen to beat Enroth over his left shoulder at 3:41 of the first period.
Little has goals in his last three games.
Tyler Ennis energized a listless crowd in the second period when he flipped the puck through two Winnipeg defensemen to build a breakaway chance that was foiled by Pavelec.
Right afterward, Kaleta was boarded by Adam Lowry. The Sabres center lost some teeth and was bleeding from the mouth, and Lowry was given a 5-minute penalty and a game misconduct.
But Andre Benoit gave the puck away behind his goal, and Frolik put a quick wraparound past Enroth for a short-handed goal with 14:20 gone in the second period.
Stewart made it 2-1 early in the third when he raced to a loose puck and used his backhand to beat Pavelec for a breakaway goal.
Soon after, Pavelec was called upon to stop Matt Moulson on a 2-on-1 with Ennis. The goalie responded with a pair of saves to keep the Jets in front.
Buffalo controlled the majority of play in the final period, but Pavelec was up to the challenge.
NOTES: Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was a late scratch with a lower-body injury. ... Left wing TJ Galiardi cleared waivers for Winnipeg. ... It was Kaleta's first home game in 14 months after a series of injuries.