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Western New Yorkers and Sabres stats after opening hockey games

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Western New York natives Patrick Kane and Brooks Orpik played well in the United States' opening 7-1 victory over Slovakia.

Kane recorded a pair of assists, three shots on goal and had a plus-2 rating. Orpik, a defenseman, was a plus-3.

Kane's first assist came on Ryan Kesler's goal early in the second period, offering a quick response for the U.S. after Slovakia had tied the game at 1 just over a minute earlier.

The Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons was held off the scoresheet in Latvia's 1-0 loss to Switzerland. His Buffalo teammate Henrik Tallinder similarly had an even rating on defense for Sweden in a 4-2 victory over the Czech Republic.

Neither Sabres goaltender, Ryan Miller or Jhonas Enroth, saw action.

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Sabres/WNY Stats

Player GP G A Pts +/-
Girgensons (LAT) 5 1 1 2 -2
Tallinder (SWE) 2 0 0 0 E
Kane (USA) 5 0 4 4 +3
Orpik (USA) 5 0 1 1 +2
Goalie W-L-T GAA Sv%
Miller (USA) 1-0-0 1.00 .944
Enroth (SWE) 0-0-0 0.00 .000

USA Hockey Schedule

Thu., Feb. 13SlovakiaW, 7-1
Sat., Feb. 15RussiaW, 3-2 (SO)
Sun., Feb. 16SloveniaW, 5-1
Quarterfinals
Wed., Feb. 19Czech RepublicW, 5-2
Semifinals
Fri., Feb. 21CanadaL, 0-1
Bronze
Sat., Feb. 22Finland (NBCSN)10 a.m.

Olympic schedule

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