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Kyle Okposo scores twice, Sabres beat Jets 3-1

  • A shot from Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (not shown) beats Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, and Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot (7) battle in front of the net during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A shot from Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (not shown) beats Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, and Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot (7) battle in front of the net during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo winds up to shoot on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo winds up to shoot on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres forwards Kyle Okposo (21), Matt Moulson (26) and Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrate Okposo's goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Buffalo Sabres forwards Kyle Okposo (21), Matt Moulson (26) and Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrate Okposo's goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Jason Halstead/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Okposo scored twice to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday.

Brian Gionta also scored for Buffalo, and Robin Lehner made 37 saves.

Nickolaj Ehlers scored for Winnipeg early in the third period.

Okposo opened the scoring midway through the first period, regaining control of his own blocked shot and driving it over goalie Michael Hutchinson's shoulder. Brian Gionta made it 2-0 less than 2 minutes later, and Okposo beat Hutchinson again, this time high on his stick side, to make it 3-0 in the second.