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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Aaron Gagnon scored his first NHL goal Tuesday night to help the Winnipeg Jets earn a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Gagnon was playing in just his third game since he was called up from the AHL.

Kyle Wellwood, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler had Winnipeg's other goals.

Kevin Porter had the only goal for the Sabres in the third period, spoiling what could have been Ondrej Pavelec's first shutout of the season. Porter's shot glanced off Wheeler.

Pavelec finished with 29 saves.

It was the second win in a row for the Jets during a six-game homestand they pretty well need to sweep to have a chance of making the playoffs. They trail Washington by two points in the Southeast Division.