Sabres Show Up, Win 4-1

Sabres fans have been waiting for a game like this since the victory over Ottawa to open the season. Buffalo arguably played its best hockey of the season in a 4-1 victory over the Thrashers on Wednesday night.

Thomas Vanek finally scored his first goal of the season, along with Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis. Cody McCormick had the other Buffalo goal, his second of the year.

Chris Butler and Steve Montador each had two assists on the night. Ryan Miller stopped 17 out of 18 shots, earning him his second win of the season. The Sabres finished with 42 shots on goal.

The Sabres frustrated Atlanta, especially with two goals in a just over a minute during the second period. Buffalo drew six penalties, but only scored once on the power play.

While the Sabres and their fans can enjoy this convincing win, Buffalo needs to do this again this weekend. The Sabres host Ottawa on Friday and head to New Jersey on Saturday.

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Kevin Freiheit
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