Sabres open Pegula Era with a Win

February 24, 2011 Updated Feb 24, 2011 at 12:58 AM EDT

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Sabres open Pegula Era with a Win

February 24, 2011 Updated Feb 24, 2011 at 12:58 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The crowd was ready. The French Connection was ready, and the players didn't disappoint. The Buffalo Sabres started the Terry Pegula era with a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.



Tyler Myers, Paul Gaustad, Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis all scored for the Sabres. Ryan Miller made 40 saves in the victory.



The win snapped a three-game losing streak, and a stretch of four straight losses at home. It also moved the Sabres with three points of Carolina for 8th place in the Eastern Conference.



The night started with a standing ovation for new Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his sons Matthew and Michael. The trio was greeted on the ice by none other then "The French Connection". In a rare, and special reunion Rick Martin, Rene Robert and Gilbert Perreault surprised Pegula in an on-ice ceremony.



Pegula visited the locker room after the game. He was given the game puck by Head Coach Lindy Ruff to celebrate the victory.



The Sabres host the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

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