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Luke Adam gets goal and assist to lead Sabres to 3-2 win over Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Luke Adam had a goal and an assist and Ryan Miller made 32 saves in his return from a concussion Saturday to lead the Buffalo Sabres over the Nashville Predators 3-2.

Zack Kassian and Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo, while Craig Smith and David Legwand replied for Nashville.

Anders Lindback made his third start of the season for the Predators and gave up two goals in the first period.

Adam opened the scoring 10 minutes in, beating Lindback over the right shoulder.

Kassian then broke loose on a breakaway and fired a backhander past Lindback at 17:27 of the first for a 2-0 Buffalo lead.

Nashville's Jordin Tootoo crashed into Miller with 4:06 left in the second, knocking him out of the net and onto the ice. The collision prompted a pileup of players. Tootoo was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.

Miller, activated from injured reserve Friday, had missed eight games as the result of a head injury.

The Predators broke the shutout at 4:54 of the third period when Smith scored on the power play from the middle of the left circle. His shot bounced off Miller and in over his shoulder.

Ennis scored the winner with 4:15 left with a shot from inside the left circle.

With 1:35 to play, Legwand beat Miller from low in the right circle.

Lindback finished with just 11 saves for Nashville.

Notes: It was the sixth time this season that Adam has posted two points in a game. Smith has six points (one goal, five assists) in his last six games. ... Chris Mueller was recalled by Nashville from Milwaukee of the AHL on Saturday and played in his first NHL game of the season. ... Ville Leino added two assists for Buffalo. ... The Predators have scored nine power-play goals in their last eight games. ... This was the only meeting between the two teams this season.

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