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Brian Gionta shines as Sabres stun Jets

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:27:26 +0000

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Buffalo, NY, United States (4E Sports) - Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as the Buffalo Sabres came back from a two-goal deficit en route to a 4-3 win over Winnipeg Jets Saturday at KeyBank Center.

Gionta's wrist shot beat Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck at 9:54 to break a 3-3 tie as the Sabres improved to 15-15-9.

Ryan O'Reilly , Marcus Foligno and Zemgus Girgensons also scored while Robin Lehner made 31 saves for the Sabres .

Nikolaj Ehlers , Drew Stafford and Joel Armia scored while Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots for the Jets (19-20-3), who lost star rookie Patrik Laine to injury with 5:51 left in the second period following a hard hit by Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe.

Ehlers scored his ninth goal in the past nine games 4:48 into the first period to give the Jets a 1-0 edge.

However, O'Reilly tied the count just before the end of the first following a cross-ice pass by Sam Reinhart .

Stafford made it 2-1 2:30 into the second period before Armia added another goal for a 3-1 advantage.

However, Buffalo recovered in the third, starting with a breakaway goal by Foligno while Zemgus Girgensons added his fifth goal of the season to tie the count.

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