NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Vancouver
(Monday, October 20th)
Final Score: Vancouver 6, Buffalo 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin and Jason King each recorded a goal and an assist, as the Vancouver Canucks pounded the Buffalo Sabres, 6-1, at GM Place.
Trevor Linden, Ed Jovanovski, Sami Salo and Brendan Morrison also scored for the Canucks, who halted a three-game winless streak (0-2-1). Dan Cloutier turned aside 17 shots in the victory.
Miroslav Satan scored for the Sabres, who fell to 2-4 on the young season. Mika Noronen allowed three goals on eight shots, and was pulled after one period. Martin Biron played the rest of the way and stopped 18-of-21 shots.
The Canucks opened the scoring with Sedin's goal at 4:55 of the first period. He wristed a shot from the high slot to beat Noronen underneath his stick.
Linden scored with 7:32 left in the first period to make it a 2-0 game. He carried the puck on the right wing, cut towards the net and backhanded the puck between the goaltender's pads.
Jovanovski pushed the lead to 3-0 with 2:28 remaining in the first. A loose puck slid out to the point and Jovanovski blasted a slap shot past Noronen.
Vancouver added two power-play goals early to start the second period. Salo scored on a shot from the right circle at the 4:08 mark and King knocked in a rebound around the midway point of the second stanza.
Morrison's second goal of the year handed the Canucks a six-goal cushion with 7:03 left in the second. Jiri Slegr held the puck in the left circle and fed a pass into the slot for Morrison, who one-timed a shot into the net.
The Sabres finally sent one past Cloutier in the third period. Satan blasted a slapshot from the right circle to make it a 6-1 contest at 6:25 of the final period.
The Canucks have won five of the last eight meetings (5-2-1) with Buffalo...Biron recorded an assist on Satan's goal...The Sabres have just eight goals in six games this season...Drury extended his point streak to four games. He has one goal and three assists in that stretch...Buffalo scored once on six power-play opportunities, while the Canucks converted on 2-of-8 chances...The Canucks lead the all-time series 43-42-19. Both Vancouver and Buffalo entered the NHL as expansion teams in the 1970-71 season.
10/21 00:50:51 ET