Found January 22, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="attachment_145" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Vanek and Pominville have both had great starts to the season[/caption] By Derek Wangler With all eyes on the new additions to the Sabres roster for the 2013 hockey season, veterans Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville are showing fans that they’re still the team’s top players. Through two games Vanek leads the NHL with six points (2+4) including a five point (2+3) game to start the season. Pominville has started hot as well with five points (1+4) in the team’s first two games. The Vanek – Hodgson – Pominville line has been responsible for five of the seven goals scored by the Sabres through two games. Star goaltender Ryan Miller is showing he’s still one of the league’s top goaltenders as well allowing just three goals on 67 shots for a .953 save percentage. Among goalies who have played two games, Miller’s 1.50 GAA is third in the league. Newcomer Steve Ott has brought an intensity that the team has been lacking in the past couple years. Ott leads the Sabres with 12 hits through two games, and scored a power play goal in the team’s first game. Also, fellow newcomer John Scott got his feet wet Monday night getting into his first fight of the new year. It’s still early in the season of course but it seems there is a bit of a culture change happening with this year’s Sabres team. They’re finishing their checks, standing up to the goons, and most importantly, protecting their goaltender. If the first two games are any indication, the Sabres are going to be a fun team to watch this year.

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