The Ducks Eurotrip: What have we learned? (Yes, you can learn something after 2 games.)
Open Gameday Recap Thread: Ducks @ Sabres. The Ducks destroy the hopes of a nation, but the curse lives on!
The Buffalo Sabres defeat the Anaheim Ducks in the season opener in Helsinki, Finland 4-1 on Friday night.
The Anaheim Ducks open up their regular season campaign overseas on Friday morning, with a game in Helsinki, Finland against the Buffalo Sabres as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere.
|- 1, Buffalo Power-Play Goal - Thomas Vanek, from Luke Adam and Jason Pominville at 4:02. 2, Buffalo Goal - Ville Leino, from Andrej Sekera and Brad Boyes at 8:30. Penalties - Paul Gaustad, Buffalo (Interference), 1:08; Saku Koivu, Anaheim (Hooking), 2:21; Corey Perry, Anaheim (Tripping), 10:36; Robyn Regehr, Buffalo (Interference), 13:18; Robyn Regehr, Buffalo (Boarding), 18:37; George Parros, Anaheim (Roughing), 18:37.|
|- 3, Anaheim Goal - Nate Guenin, from Maxime Macenauer at 4:32. 4, Buffalo Goal - Jason Pominville, from Thomas Vanek and Luke Adam at 5:45. 5, Buffalo Power-Play Goal - Thomas Vanek (2), from Christian Ehrhoff and Jason Pominville at 11:59. Penalties - Drew Stafford, Buffalo (Roughing), 9:56; Saku Koivu, Anaheim (Roughing), 9:56; Andrew Cogliano, Anaheim (Tripping), 11:21; Nate Guenin, Anaheim (Interference), 17:01.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Derek Roy, Buffalo (Hooking), 4:09; Christian Ehrhoff, Buffalo (Slashing), 5:25; Christian Ehrhoff, Buffalo (Cross checking), 13:27.|