Foligno's pair leads Sabres past Blue Jackets

NHL.com | Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 1:46 AM

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
19:55BUF Marcus Foligno (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Tyler Myers (1), Cody Hodgson (1) 1 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
04:29CBJ R.J. Umberger (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (1), Josh Anderson (1) 1 - 1 Tie
14:51BUF Marcus Foligno (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 2 - 1 BUF
3rd Period
09:23BUF Mikhail Grigorenko (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Corey Tropp (1), Zemgus Girgensons (1) 3 - 1 BUF
Three Stars of the Game
Marcus Foligno
Marcus Foligno
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:41
RJ Umberger
R.J. Umberger
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: 0TOI: 18:19
Boone Jenner
Boone Jenner
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 0PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 20:38
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:06CBJ Boone Jenner  Holding  - 2 min against  Zemgus Girgensons
17:51CBJ Fedor Tyutin  Holding  - 2 min against  Tyler Myers
2nd Period
08:37BUF Tyler Myers  Roughing  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
17:05BUF Zemgus Girgensons  Interference  - 2 min against  Jonathan Marchessault
3rd Period
05:00BUF Jerome Leduc  Hooking  - 2 min against  Derek MacKenzie
10:57CBJ R.J. Umberger  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Joel Armia
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/40/3
Faceoff Wins2319
Blocked Shots912
Penalty Minutes68
5C. RuhwedelD0011018:35
10C. EhrhoffD0011024:51
19C. HodgsonC0110018:24
22J. LarssonL0002016:28
25M. GrigorenkoC1013013:17
26T. VanekL0001017:28
28Z. GirgensonsC0111214:44
32J. ScottL000108:45
33J. ArmiaR0004016:54
34J. LeducD0001216:49
37M. EllisL0013010:51
44B. McNabbD0012019:47
52A. SulzerD0001017:13
57T. MyersD0110223:10
63T. EnnisC0002013:44
68J. TardifR000006:27
78C. TroppR0111015:52
82M. FolignoL2014020:41
30R. Miller1516.93831:15
31M. Hackett991.00028:45
7J. JohnsonD00-21026:06
18R. UmbergerC1002418:19
20T. ErixonD01-12021:54
24D. MacKenzieC0003014:51
28F. St-DenisD0001012:12
34A. JoudreyC00-20010:55
36J. MarchessaultC0001014:40
38B. JennerC0006220:38
40J. BollR00-10013:06
42A. AnisimovC0001018:50
45S. MachacekR000006:47
49P. McNeillD00-20013:50
51F. TyutinD00-12222:48
53J. AndersonR0100014:04
58D. SavardD0010023:14
65O. BjorkstrandR00-14016:04
67N. MoutreyC000206:47
71N. FolignoL00-10019:04
30M. McKenna1213.92318:05
72S. Bobrovsky1315.86739:46