Canucks Blank Sabres 3-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 25 saves and the Vancouver Canucks shut out the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Thursday night.

"We can't not start on time in this league," said Sabres coach Ron Rolston. "If we don't play the right way, they're creating their own frustration."

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"Frustrating, that's for sure," said Sabres forward and captain Thomas Vanek. "You hope we all learn from this and put it away even though it's hard. Have a good day of practice. That's what we get paid to do."

Brad Richardson, Chris Higgins and Ryan Stanton scored for the Canucks (5-3-0), who are off to their best start since opening 2005 at 6-1-1.

Luongo was tested with 11 shots in the third period before finishing his first shutout since Feb. 22 at Nashville.

The Sabres (1-7-1) remain winless at home this season and were again booed off the ice after the second period in what's become a familiar refrain.

Even louder were the "Fire Darcy" chants in reference to Sabres general manager Darcy Regier that came after Vancouver's third goal.


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