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Associated Press, Published April 22 2013

Jets remain in the playoff hunt with win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Antti Miettinen scored with 7:36 left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots, including a huge glove save on Thomas Vanek with 5:45 left to preserve the victory. Winnipeg (24-19-3) improved 6-0-1 in its past seven and moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season.

Winnipeg 0 1 1 – 2

Buffalo 0 1 0 – 1

Second period: 1, Winnipeg, Gagnon 3 (Meech, Byfuglien), 7:42. 2, Buffalo, Vanek 18 (Ennis, Stafford), 11:57 (pp).

Third period: 3, Winnipeg, Miettinen 3 (Wright, Stuart), 12:24.

Missed

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 15-14-10 – 39. Buffalo 4-10-11 – 25.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Buffalo, Enroth. A – 18,654 (19,070). T – 2:25.