Thomas Vanek scored two goals and added 1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the season opener for both teams.

Finland native Ville Leino chipped in with a goal in his homecoming and newly- appointed captain Jason Pominville scored and had two assists for the Sabres.

Nate Guenin scored the lone goal for Anaheim, while hometown heroes Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu were a combined minus-two for the Ducks.