Dane Byers helps Columbus Blue Jackets top Buffalo Sabres 4-1 in pre-season game

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COLUMBUS, - Dane Byers had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 pre-season victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Grant Clitsome added a goal and an assist, and Jeff Carter and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus (3-1-1). Steve Mason made 19 saves.

Tyler Myers had the lone Sabres goal, and Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots for Buffalo (4-1-0).

Carter opened the scoring midway through the first period, slotting home a rebound with the Blue Jackets on a two-man advantage.

Clitsome made it 2-0 late in the period on a long snap shot.

Myers put Buffalo on the board in the third period with a close-range backhander on the power play.

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