Ducks 6, Sabres 3

Mark Ludwiczak, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Corey Perry and Emerson Etem each scored twice to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Sami Vatanen and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for Anaheim (11-3-1). Jonas Hiller had 14 saves.
The Ducks took control of the game in the second period, with two goals in 34 seconds. Vatanen gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead with 4:42 left in the second and Etem made it 3-1 with 4:08 remaining.
Anaheim had another quick two-goal burst later in the third period when Perry and Etem scored within 39 seconds.
Cody Hodgson, Henrik Tallinder and Tyler Myers scored for the Sabres, who fell to 2-13-1 and have now lost seven of their last eight games and 14 of 16 to open the season. Jhonas Enroth had 23 saves for Buffalo (2-13-1).
Matt Moulson continued his hot streak for Buffalo by setting up his team's first goal. Moulson found Hodgson skating toward the crease and Hodgson put a one-timer past Hiller midway through the second period. Moulson now has 11 points in his last nine games.
Getzlaf scored Anaheim's first goal, tying the game at 1-1 at 9:42 of the second.
Vatanen gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 15:18 of the second by ripping a wrist shot past Enroth from the slot. It was the first goal of the season for the 22-year-old defenseman and the third of his young career.
Etem made it 3-1 34 seconds later when he pounced on a rebound in front of the Buffalo crease.
Perry launched a wrist shot past Enroth at 4:50 of the third to make it 4-1, and Etem scored his second of the night less than a minute later.
The Sabres showed some life in both the first and third periods, but they were once again unable to put forth a consistent effort. Tallinder and Myers scored with the game already out of hand in the final period.
NOTES: The Sabres waived RW Patrick Kaleta. Kaleta recently returned from a 10-game suspension and has struggled with suspensions throughout his seven-year career. "This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league," Sabres GM Darcy Regier said. "We believe in Pat as a person and we hope he will continue his career in our organization and, if the circumstances are right, with the Buffalo Sabres." ... D Mark Fistric was scratched for the Ducks. Anaheim was also without seven players on injured reserve, including veterans Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. ... D Jamie McBain, C Mikhail Grigorenko and LW John Scott (suspension) were scratched for the Sabres. ... This was the 27th game all-time between Buffalo and Anaheim.

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