Tyler Arnason and Pavel Vorobiev also scored for the Blackhawks.
Michael Leighton started in goal for Chicago and stopped 19 of
21 shots. Craig Anderson replaced Leighton midway through the
second period and made 11 saves.
The Sabres decided to hold forward Miroslav Satan out of the
game. Satan signed a two-year, $10 million contract on Monday and
didn't get into Buffalo until Wednesday night.
Satan skated in the team's morning practice Thursday but was
still feeling the effects of a 20-hour, cross-Atlantic flight.
Satan stayed in his native Slovakia during the 18 days he was out
of training camp.
"It feels good to be here after a long summer and a long
negotiation," Satan said. "It's nice to be back on the ice
skating with the guys."
Satan, who led the Sabres with 75 points last season, had been
playing between 25 and 30 minutes per game for HC Slovan Slovnaft
Bratislava in Slovakia the last two weeks.
"He's our leading point guy and has proven he can play in any
situation," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "He can single-handedly
win a hockey game."
The Sabres expect Satan to play in their next preseason game
against Columbus on Saturday night.