BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Miller stopped all 20 shots he faced Thursday night, as the Buffalo Sabres trounced the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-0.
The 2005-06 all-star prevented Atlanta from scoring on its eight shots in the first two periods, and finished with his fifth career shutout.
Ales Kotalik, Jason Pominville, Brian Roy and Daniel Paille all scored once, and Roy added an assist, as the Sabres got their first victory of the new season and prevented the first season-opening three-game losing streak in franchise history.
The goals by Kotalik, Connolly and Campbell came on the power play in the first period.
Starting Thrashers goaltender Keri Lehtonen gave up five goals on 20 shots. His replacement, Johan Edberg, gave up one goal on seven shots, as Atlanta remained winless (0-4-0).
On the power play, Atlanta was scoreless on eight overall chances, and the Sabres went 3-for-7.