PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew both scored their second goal of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.
Craig Adams also scored his second goal and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.
Thomas Vanek spoiled Fleury's bid for another shutout at 15:06 of the third period. The Sabres are now 0-3.
Goalie Ryan Miller, who stopped 45 shots during a 1-0 loss Friday night against Ottawa, is day-to-day because of a lower-body injury. He is expected to return for the Sabres' home game Tuesday night against Tampa Bay.
Defenseman Henrik Tallinder sustained an upper-body injury Friday and will miss about a week.
The Sabres recalled goalie Matt Hackett and defenseman Alexander Sulzer from Rochester of the AHL.