The Sabres Report - September 28, 2016

Quick hits: Sabres 3, Senators 2 (OT)   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres pulled into a 2-2 tie with 4:41 to play thanks to quality work from the three forwards on the ice. Hudson Fasching spun away from a defender behind the net to keep the puck before passing to Nicholas Baptiste. The winger quickly fired across the crease to center Derek Grant for a tap-in.’

As star of camp, Sabres' Grant pushing hard to secure spot on roster   

Buffalo News:

‘There is one forward spot open in Buffalo, and Grant is pushing hard to secure it.’

Newcomer in family gives Bogosian new outlook   

Buffalo News:

‘”It does change your life, obviously for the good,” Bogosian said in KeyBank Center Tuesday morning. “It was the best day of my life when she was born. It’s been a fun last four-and-a-half months. Everything that you read about or heard about being a parent – it’s challenging, it’s fun, it’s awesome. You don’t get much sleep but it’s still awesome. It’s been a great summer. Fortunately we had her in May and I had the summer to spend with her. Now that hockey is back up it sucks I won’t be around her as much, but that’s the way it is. It comes with the territory.”‘

Matt Lane ready to show Sabres what he can do for Amerks   

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

‘”It’s a long off-season, whether it’s college season to college season or college to pros,” he said. “I’m really excited to get started.”‘

Derek Grant, Robin Lehner help Sabres down Senators in overtime   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Individual efforts often matter the most during exhibition contests, and the Sabres received some strong performances, led by center Derek Grant’s one-goal, three-point night and No. 1 goalie Robin Lehner’s 37-save outing.’

Bylsma impressed with Baptiste's strong start with Sabres   

Batavia Daily News:

‘“I was too focused on scoring (last season). Squeezing my stick too hard and trying to get on the score sheet,” he said. “I’m trying to focus on everything else but that and focus on my game defensively to make my game better.”’

Wednesday's Ottawa Coverage   

SabreSpace.com:

Brassard, Hammond standouts as Senators fall in Buffalo (Ottawa Sun)
“A mistake too overtime” (Le Droit)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Buffalo Sabres 2016-17 NHL season preview   

Sportsnet:

‘A big key to that will be Lehner’s health, which has been a constant source of concern since he entered the NHL in 2010. He has yet to appear in more than 36 games in a season.’

Sabres score 3-2 win over Ottawa in overtime   

WGR-AM:

‘Derek Grant did a very nice job of shielding the puck as he held onto it from the high slot near the blue line, that allowed Jake McCabe the chance to sneak in down low and he is able to get the game-winning goal by threading the needle. A nice comeback win for Buffalo on home ice.’

Sabres' Girgensons looking to show he has more   

WGR-AM:

‘Girgensons went from 15 goals down to seven last year and 30 points down to 18. He knows he needs to be better, “Definitely improvement from last season and show what I’m capable of like what I did the year before last, so I need to up my game by a lot.”’

5 observations from Sabres 3-2 win over Senators   

WKBW-TV:

‘Robin Lehner’s health was maybe the Sabres biggest question of the offseason, and on Tuesday, he looked just fine.’

Grant's Three Points Lead Sabres In OT Win Over Sens   

Sabres.com:

‘”You’ve got to try to do what you can,” Grant said after the win. “There’s obviously not a long opportunity sometimes. You’ve got to take advantage of the chances you get and I just tried to go out there and work as hard as I could and good things happen.”‘

The Sabres Report - September 27, 2016

Quick hits: Wild 2, Sabres 1   

Buffalo News:

‘The Pegulas, who were among the 4,000 in attendance, received a partial standing ovation late in the first period after a tribute video featuring Penn State administrators, coaches, players and employees appeared on the scoreboard.’

Girgensons feels at home again with Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘“It’s a preseason goal, but it’s still an opportunity for him to feel good about himself,” Bylsma said. “Zemgus is a heart-and-soul, gutsy player, a player that’s got to work hard in all areas of the rink and bring that to the offensive zone. He’s going to get plenty of opportunities to do it.”’

Sabres' next four exhibitions will be on TV   

Buffalo News:

‘Tuesday’s visit to KeyBank Center by Ottawa, Thursday’s meeting with Toronto in St. Catharines, Ont., and Friday’s game against the Maple Leafs in KeyBank Center will all be on MSG. The Sabres and Carolina meet next Tuesday for the “Kraft Hockeyville USA” game in Marquette, Mich., and that game will be broadcast by NBCSN.’