Posted October 13, 2011 on AP on Fox
After nearly a week off, the Buffalo Sabres have surely had plenty of time to let their tremendous start to the season sink in. While there's already a palpable level of excitement surrounding the team, Friday night's home opener is sure to create even more hoopla. The Sabres try to open with three consecutive wins for the first time in three seasons when they meet the Carolina Hurricanes. After defeating Anaheim 4-1 in Helsinki in last Friday's season opener, Buffalo concluded its European trek with a 4-2 win over Los Angeles in Berlin the next day. Ryan Miller stopped 60 of 63 shots during the trip, and the line of left wing Thomas Vanek, rookie center Luke Adam and first-year captain Jason Pominville sparked the Sabres offensively. The trio scored five of Buffalo's eight goals and is just one of the many reasons why Sabres fans have high hopes for this season. "There's a buzz everywhere. Doesn't matter where," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Anybody you bump into is talking about t...
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