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Jets continue to play well on road, arrive in Buffalo with win over Columbus

Once again for the Jets, it's good to be out of Winnipeg.

The Jets motor best away from home. They dropped the host Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, 4-2, to improve to 7-4-2 away from home. That's tied for the second-most road wins in the NHL.

They are 4-5-1 in Winnipeg.

The Jets jumped on Columbus early when Bryan Little scored just nine seconds in.

"The tale of the game was the first 30 seconds, wasn't it?" said coach Paul Maurice. "We run a faceoff play and go down and score. They run the exact same play on the drop of the puck, come down and miss the net. That's pretty much the way that game went for us all night long."

Winnipeg scored twice on the power play, ending an 0-for-25 slump with the first one.

The Jets' four goals were tied for their second-best output of the year. They scored six in their opening game but have struggled since. Winnipeg is averaging just 2.04 goals per game, which ranks 29th in the NHL.

The Sabres are last at 1.62.

Ondrej Pavelec, who gave way to Michael Hutchinson on Tuesday, is expected to start in goal tonight in First Niagara Center. In 19 appearances, Pavelec is 7-8-2 with a .917 save percentage and 2.29 goals-against average.

Buffalo will counter with Jhonas Enroth (3-8-1, .908, 3.40).

Video highlights of the Jets' win in Columbus are below.


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