NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Florida|
(Thursday, October 20th)
Final Score: Buffalo 3, Florida 0
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Miller recorded his first shutout this
season, and 23rd of his career, as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Florida
Miller, who made 22 saves, has notched five shutouts in each of the last three
Thomas Vanek scored twice, while Jason Pominville added the other goal and two
assists for Buffalo, which won its third straight.
Jose Theodore stopped 35-of-38 shots for the Panthers, who were shut out for
the second straight game since capturing a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay on Monday.
"We had more energy tonight for sure, we have to find a way to score goals 5-
on-5 because the last couple of games, even when you get one power play a
game, or two you still got to find ways to win games in other areas," Panthers
forward Kris Versteeg said.
The Sabres scored their first goal 2:33 into the second period when Vanek
deflected Pominville's wrist shot from the right circle past Theodore.
Pominville made it 2-0 late in the second period when Ville Leino found him in
the crease on a nice feed from the left circle.
Vanek tallied his second goal, this time on a power-play, as he laced a slap
shot from the right circle to put the game away with 2:29 left in the final
Buffalo takes on Tampa Bay in a home-and-home beginning Saturday with the
first game at Tampa...The Panthers finish off their quick two-game homestand
Saturday against the Islanders...Vanek recorded his fifth and sixth goals this
season, while Pominville tallied his sixth and seventh assists this year.
10/21 01:15:57 ET