COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jamie McGinn scored twice and Robin Lehner stopped 38 shots for his third career shutout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Sam Reinhart and David Legwand also scored to help Buffalo win for the third time in four games (3-0-1).
Reinhart slipped a shot inside the post at 9:53 of the third for his 18th goal of the season to make it 4-0.
Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo gave up all four goals on 31 shots and was pulled with 8 1/2 minutes to go. Curtis McElhinney finished up and stopped all four shots he faced.
McGinn’s second goal of the game and 14th of the season came at 7:16 of the third when he converted a pass from Zemgus Girgensons.
McGinn opened the scoring with 5:05 left in the first, shoving home a rebound on a power play.
With Columbus on the power play late in the first, Legwand turned and cleared the puck through the air toward Korpisalo. The puck hopped over his glove and into the net to give the Sabres a two-goal advantage with 1:22 left. NHL official play-by-play indicated the goal came from 149 feet out.