BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets snap a three-game skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Andrew Ladd's goal that made it 2-0 early in the second period stood up as the winner, and Bryan Little also scored for Winnipeg. The Jets won for the third time in 10 games while opening a season-high five-game road swing.
Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo, once again booed by its home crowd. The Sabres are 4-9-1 in their past 14 and have dropped consecutive home games for the first time since last February.
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff was at a loss to explain what happened. "I have a hard time explaining that one after putting together two pretty solid performances. I have a hard time explaining that. I'm not going to stand here and make excuses for it either. I'm embarrassed."
Goaltender Ryan Miller who exploded after Sunday's loss said "We're not playing the caliber of hockey this city deserves. We deserved to get booed from the top down. Every player. Something needs to get shaken up with our attitude."
Pavelec, who was playing his 200th NHL game, made 11 third-period saves for a Jets team that continues to have difficulty generating offense. Winnipeg has gone seven games without scoring three goals in regulation.
The Sabres are at Toronto Thursday night.