BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tage Thompson and Artuu Ruotsalainen scored in the shootout, helping the Buffalo Sabres top the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 in a game played on Saturday afternoon.
Buffalo improved to 2-0 following a 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. That game was also at KeyBank Center.
Cody Eakin scored in the second period for the Sabres, and Dustin Tokarski made 20 saves before stopping two of three shots in the tiebreaker.
Karel Vejmelka made 32 saves for the Coyotes, who are 0-2 under first-year coach André Tourigny after losing 8-2 in Columbus on Thursday. Andrew Ladd scored in the first.
PHOTOS: Sabres 2, Coyotes 1