Buffalo cruised to victory on Saturday, earning an easy 8-2 win over the Thrashers at HSBC Arena.
Bettors who backed the Sabres were rewarded as -165 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Rob Niedermayer (2), Tim Connolly, Jason Pominville, Brad Boyes, Mark Mancari, Nathan Gerbe, and Tyler Ennis each scored for the Sabres in the victory. Pominville opened the scoring for Buffalo, finding the back of the net at 0:24 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tim Connolly and Tyler Myers.
Ryan Miller turned in a 28-save effort for the Sabres.
Chris Thorburn and Alex Burmistrov scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.
Chris Mason stopped 12 of 17 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Buffalo went 3-for-7, while the Thrashers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Atlanta by a margin of 30-28.
Buffalo looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Predators. The Thrashers will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.