Flyers chase Ryan Miller early and beat Sabres 3-2

Buffalo Sabres' Derek Roy (9) takes a shot on goal as Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgolav (30) defends and defenseman Maxime Talbot (27) covers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Hickey)

November 2, 2011 7:45:29 PM PDT
Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three times in the first period to chase All-Star goalie Ryan Miller in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

It was the first meeting between the teams since the Flyers eliminated the Sabres in seven games during their Eastern Conference quarterfinal last season.

Sean Couturier, James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight after losing four of five.

Luke Adam had a goal and an assist and Andrej Sekera also scored for the Sabres, who have lost four of five. They fell to 1-4-0 in Buffalo.