Crawford makes 28 saves as Blackhawks edge Sabres 2-1
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Published Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:54PM EDT
CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford made 28 saves to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the winless Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Ben Smith and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who swept a pair of weekend home games, edging the Islanders 3-2 on Friday.
Drew Stafford connected with 8:11 left in the third, spoiling Crawford's bid for a shutout. The Sabres (0-5-1) put together several tough challenges in the second and third periods despite being dominated earlier in the game and outshot 40-29.
Ryan Miller had 38 saves for Buffalo, which has been outscored 16-6 in its worst start since 1999-2000, when it was 0-5-2.