Kyle Okposo scores twice, Sabres beat Jets 3-1

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)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) 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.

NOTES: The Jets and Sabres pulled off a major trade last season, but only two players involved were on the ice Sunday. Last February, the Jets got goalie Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, defenseman Tyler Myers and draft picks for forward Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and goalie Jason Kasdorf. Stafford, Myers and Kane all sat out Sunday with injuries.


Sabres: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Jets: Host Washington on Tuesday night.