Atlanta 2, Buffalo 1

Via: Sportsticker

'Another game at HSBC Arena, another dominant performance by a Czech goaltender. Milan Hnilicka came within 17 seconds of a shutout and Dany Heatley picked up an assist in his NHL debut as the Atlanta Thrashers won a season opener for the first time in their three-year history, 2-1 over the Buffalo Sabres.'