'The game went back and forth until the Sabres got a two-goal lead early in third period when Maxim Afinogenov scored. Thomas Vanek recorded his first NHL point on that goal as he had an assist. Afinogenov would add an empty netter on the power play with 35 seconds left in the game.'
Sabres Open Season With 6-4 Win Over Isles
October 5, 2005 Submitted by