Wed, Oct 15, 2003 - Page 20 News List

Sabres slash away at Stars


Miroslav Satan and Daniel Briere each had a goal and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres won their first game of the season, 4-3 over the Dallas Stars on Monday.

The Sabres, shut out in their first two contests, discovered their offense early against Dallas.

Ales Kotalik snapped the Sabres' scoreless streak at 124 minutes, 36 seconds with a goal in the first period. Just 29 seconds later, the Sabres scored again as Taylor Pyatt lifted a wrist shot over Marty Turco's shoulder.

Stu Barnes made it 2-1 with his third goal of the season for Dallas.

Briere pushed Buffalo's lead to 3-1 midway through the second period and Satan added a power-play goal.

The Stars got power-play goals by Stephane Robidas and Philippe Boucher in the third period.

Hurricanes 2, Panthers 2, OT

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Roberto Luongo stopped 33 shots to keep Carolina winless.

The Hurricanes scored one goal in each of their first two losses and did one better than that against the Panthers, but Luongo was as tough to beat as four days ago when the Panthers defeated Carolina 3-1.

Luongo saved his best stop for overtime when he stopped a shot by a wide open Sean Hill from 20 feet with a beautiful glove save.

The Hurricanes are 0-2-1 -- their worst start since 1997-98.

Carolina trailed 2-1 after Marcus Nilson scored Florida's second power-play goal midway through the second period. Kristian Huselius scored the other Panthers goal.

Jesse Boulerice and Josef Vasicek had goals for Carolina.

Blue Jackets 3, Canucks 2

In Columbus, Ohio, Todd Marchant had a goal and two assists -- his first points in a Columbus uniform.

It was the fastest the Blue Jackets (2-1) have won two games in their four years. It took them five games last year, 14 games the year before and 10 games in their inaugural NHL season.

Rick Nash scored on a redirect with 10:16 left for the winning goal. Like Nash, David Vyborny had his second goal of the season for Columbus.

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