The Sabres Report - January 22, 2017

Roll the highlight film for Lehner in OT victory   

Buffalo News:

‘”I really wanted to have a bounceback game today,” Lehner admitted. “We got into this building, go into overtime and we win it. That’s a great feeling. Things got a little bit bigger than they should have been. You move on with your life, look for the next game.’

Sabres Notebook: Ice time log blows up for Ristolainen   

Buffalo News:

‘Asked if he felt like he had played 35 minutes, Ristolainen said, “I knew it was somewhere around 30.” Told that coach Dan Bylsma was probably going to call on him for 28-30 minutes a night as long as McCabe is injured, Ristolainen said, “It’s not my call. It’s about the coaches. I try to be ready for the game, play my best game and earn the ice time like everyone else.”‘

Quick Hits: Sabres 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)   

Buffalo News:

‘Buffalo snapped a four-game winless streak away from KeyBank Center by rallying for a 3-2 overtime victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens in Bell Centre. Zach Bogosian won it with a blistering slapper at 1:48 of overtime. It was his first goal of the season.’

A position to be maintained for William Carrier   

Le Journal de Montreal:

‘”It brings a lot of energy,” said Captain Brian Gionta. It plays fast and hard, it creates a lot of things in failure-before. He is a good young man who plays very well. He finishes his checks and plays hard.”‘

Sunday's Montreal Coverage

Sabres slice into 2-1 lead in third and beat Habs 3-2 in OT (Montreal Gazette)
In the Habs’ Room: Price sharp against Sabres, but has lost 5 of last 6 starts (Montreal Gazette)
Lehner says no (Le Journal de Montreal)
“Carey gave us a big point (Le Journal de Montreal)
A position to be maintained for William Carrier (Le Journal de Montreal)
“Carey was outstanding” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Sabers snatch victory over Canadian overtime (La Presse)
Sabers overturn Canadian 3-2 overtime (CP)
Sabers take 3-2 overtime (RDS)
A lot better hockey! (RDS)
Michel Therrien satisfied with the response of his players (RDS)
Carey Price emerging from slump despite Canadiens’ loss (Sportsnet)
Lehner and Bogosian have the final word against the Canadian (Radio Canada)
A tale of two robberies (CFCF-TV)
Save-out (
Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens (
Photo gallery (

Zach Bogosian scores in overtime, Sabres edge Canadiens 3-2   


‘Added Sabres coach Dan Bylsma: “Everyone thought the game was over with that slapshot from the middle of the ice. The cage was wide open and Robin recovered with a huge glove save. The fans half cheered for a goal and it turned into a gasp. We had guys on the bench clamouring and cheering him on.”‘

Bogosian's OT goal sends Sabres past Canadiens   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”That’s something our team has done really well, is stay in the game, stay emotionally attached to the game,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. “They got the goal to go up in the second and they made it tough on us. Tough times there through the middle of the third period; it didn’t feel like we could get much generated, couldn’t get it going. But we stayed with it and come up with a face-off goal.”‘

Sabres recall D Nelson   

The Sports Xchange:

‘The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Nelson, 24, has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 27 games for Rochester this season, including two goals and an assist in his last five contests.’

Lehner, Sabres Top Habs in OT 3-2   


‘The goal marked Bogosian’s first of the season, and first since March 29, 2016.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-Canadiens   


‘”Anytime you get into overtime, anything can happen. 3-on-3 hockey is pretty unpredictable with turnovers and guys trying to get on and off the ice, but it was a big save by [Lehner] to keep the game alive. Then we come back the next shift and get that goal, so it was a good team effort.”‘

5 Observations: Sabres top Canadiens 3-2 in OT   


‘We just have to start with this. In less than ten minutes we saw two save of the year candidates from both goaltenders.’

Zach Bogosian gets Sabres past Canadiens in overtime

‘”That was a game-changer,” Price said about Lehner’s save.’

Lehner makes spectacular save in OT win over Habs

‘Radulov tried the same move a third time, now dropping a pass back to Alex Galchenyuk, and Lehner was as ready as he could be. He dove to his left and snagged Galchenyuk’s shot with his glove, proceeding to hold his glove into the air while he laid on the ice like an outfielder who’d just made a diving catch.’

Sunday's Rochester Coverage

Bailey extends goal scoring streak in Amerks win (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Bailey scores again as Amerks tame Wolf Pack (
Second-period Rochester goals sink Pack, 3-1 (

The Sabres Report - January 21, 2017

Saturday's Montreal Coverage

Buffalo Sabres at Canadiens, 7 p.m.: Five things you should know (Montreal Gazette)
A lot has changed since Habs, Sabres last met (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canadiens (
Game Preview: Sabres @ Canadiens (