Courtesy of the Associated Press
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Thomas Vanek scored two goals, and Ryan Miller made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Jason Pominville added a goal and an assist for the Sabres.
Buffalo has five wins in its first six games and is undefeated in four road games. Miller shut out Florida after making a season-high 40 saves Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory in Montreal.
After scoring seven goals at Tampa on Oct. 17, the Panthers have not scored since. Jose Theodore made 35 saves for Florida.
Buffalo opened the scoring at 2:33 of the second period. Pominville took a shot from the right circle that Vanek deflected into the net. Vanek has at least a point in each game this season.
The Sabres stretched made it 2-0 later in the second. Ville Leinopassed from the left of the net across to Pominville in front and he poked the puck past Theodore with 3:04 left.
Vanek’s slap shot during a power play went over Theodore’s shoulder with 2:29 left in the third.
NOTES: The Sabres previous best start was 5-0-1 in 2008-09. … Buffalo C Jochen Hecht, who hasn’t played this season, was scratched because of a concussion. … Florida D Ed Jovanovski missed the game because of a hip injury.