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game recap

Foligno's pair leads Sabres past Blue Jackets

Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 1:13 AM

NHL.com

Three Stars of the Game
Marcus Foligno
1st
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:41
RJ Umberger
2nd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: 0TOI: 18:19
Boone Jenner
3rd
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 0PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 20:38

Marcus Foligno scored twice, and Ryan Miller stopped 15 of 16 shots to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-1, at Nationwide Arena.

Foligno, who scored at 19:55 for the only goal of the first period, broke a 1-1 tie at 14:51 of the second. Each goal came at even strength.

Mikhail Grigorenko added an insurance goal for Buffalo at 9:23 of the third period, and Matt Hackett stopped all nine shots he faced after relieving Miller.

"That's where it starts, from the net out, and they had a strong performance tonight," Sabres coach Ron Rolston said of his goaltenders.

R.J. Umberger scored for the Blue Jackets, 4:29 into the second period. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 13 of 15 shots before being relieved by Mike McKenna, who made 12 saves.

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards was not happy by his split-squad's effort. Columbus opens its regular season Oct. 4 against the Calgary Flames.

"One thing concerns me: Are we waiting for Oct. 4? We can't just turn it on then," he said.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:55
BUF
Marcus Foligno (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Tyler Myers (1), Cody Hodgson (1)
1 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
04:29
CBJ
RJ Umberger (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (1), Josh Anderson (1)
1 - 1 Tie
14:51
BUF
Marcus Foligno (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 BUF
3rd Period
09:23
BUF
Mikhail Grigorenko (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Corey Tropp (1), Zemgus Girgensons (1)
3 - 1 BUF
penalty summary
1st Period
08:06
CBJ
Boone Jenner  Holding  - 2 min against  Zemgus Girgensons
17:51
CBJ
Fedor Tyutin  Holding  - 2 min against  Tyler Myers
2nd Period
08:37
BUF
Tyler Myers  Roughing  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
17:05
BUF
Zemgus Girgensons  Interference  - 2 min against  Jonathan Marchessault
3rd Period
05:00
BUF
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc  Hooking  - 2 min against  Derek MacKenzie
10:57
CBJ
RJ Umberger  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Joel Armia
goalie stats
Ryan Miller
SA: 16TOI: 31:15
GA: 1SV%: .938
Matt Hackett
SA: 9TOI: 28:45
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Mike McKenna
SA: 13TOI: 18:05
GA: 1SV%: .923
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 15TOI: 39:46
GA: 2SV%: .867