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Foligno scores twice, Sabres beat Blue Jackets split squad 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Marcus Foligno scored two goals, and the Buffalo Sabres beat a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad 3-1 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

Mikhail Grigorenko also scored for Buffalo (2-0). Ryan Miller stopped eight of nine shots in just over 30 minutes. Matt Hackett stopped all nine shots he faced.

R.J. Umberger had the lone goal for Columbus (1-1).

Foligno redirected in Tyler Myers’ slap shot for his first goal at 19:55 of the opening period. He gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead with 5:09 left in the second after stealing the puck in the Columbus end.

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Sergei Bobrovsky played the first two periods for the Blue Jackets and made 13 saves on 15 shots.

Umberger poked in a loose puck near the crease to make it 1-1 at 4:29 of the second.

Grigorenko finished the scoring at 9:23 of the third when he capitalized on a giveaway by Columbus goalie Mike McKenna.