The Buffalo Sabres are only three games into the NHL season, but Thomas Vanek already has quite the highlight reel going. Last night's behind-the-back setup on Jason Pominville's third period goal certainly didn't disappoint even though the Sabres would eventually fall to Carolina 6-3.
Vanek ranks tied for second in the NHL this season with eight points (two goals, six assists) including a pair of assists in last night's game (fellow Gopher alum Jordan Leopold also had an assist for Buffalo). Vanek opened the season with a career-best five point game last weekend.
Buffalo and Carolina meet again on Friday night.