ST. LOUIS (AP) _ MVP goalie Dominik Hasek made 33 saves and Miroslav Satan had a goal and an assist as Buffalo beat St. Louis.

Hasek, the first goalie selected the NHL's most valuable player since Jacques Plante in 1962, made 14 saves in the first period, and stopped Brett Hull's third-period breakaway attempt with a pad save.

Jason Dawe and Dixon Ward also scored for the Sabres. Al MacInnis scored for St. Louis, which had won its previous six home openers.