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Bemstrom has goal, assist for Blue Jackets in win against Sabres

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Emil Bemstrom had a goal and an assist in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Kole Sherwood, Sonny Milano and Zac Dalpe also scored for Columbus in its first preseason game. Joonas Korpisalo started in goal for the Blue Jackets and saved all 13 shots he faced in 29:27. Matiss Kivlenieks made 17 saves in relief.

Jake McCabe scored, and Linus Ullmark saved 19 of 20 shots in 29:48 for Buffalo. Andrew Hammond made 13 saves.

Bemstrom gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead on the power play 52 seconds into the game. McCabe tied it 1-1 at 13:43 of the second, but Sherwood put Columbus back in front 2-1 at 15:48. Milano made it 3-1 at 14:22 of the third, and Dalpe scored into an empty net at 18:34 for the 4-1 final.

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