Straight talk from Warrener hits the mark

'"We go out and work hard, but when we have any type of adversity, we let it bother us."'

Blues make slow start a perfect 10

'Buffalo goalie Martin Biron circled as if to play the puck out to the opposite side from Keane, but the puck hit an edge on the boards and ricocheted out to the slot. Biron was behind the net. Keane was in front.'

Blues 5, Sabres 2

'"It's 2-0 and it looks like it's not tonight but we got a fortunate bounce and we've been getting some breaks along the way," Quenneville said.'

St. Louis 5, Buffalo 2

'Miroslav Satan had both goals for Buffalo, scoring shorthanded and on the power play to open a 2-0 lead in the first period. But the Sabres could not hold on and lost for the third time in four games.'

Pyatt's play has been hit with Sabres

'"As you can see, he's running over guys out there, making great passes, getting a lot of shots. He's really playing well."'

Sabres vs. Blues

'The Sabres have not won two consecutive home games since Nov. 21 and 23 against Toronto and Calgary.'

Avalanche stymies Sabres

'The Avs have not lost this season when leading after two periods (22-0-1).'

Satan, Sabres cast out

'Monday's contest was a bruising game with random moments of athletic poetry…'.

Avalanche of shots does in Sabres

'The reigning Stanley Cup champion squashed the Sabres' hopes of winning three out of four games on their Western road trip, sending them home with a split instead.'

After sweating out win, Avs breathe easier

'Milan Hejduk, Chris Drury and Adam Foote scored goals for the Avalanche, which outshot the Sabres 41-28 and ran its winning streak to three games.'

Slight bump on Sabres goalie brings an 'equalizer' penalty

'The Avalanche believed Drury's penalty was an equalizer by the referees because it came 63 seconds after Buffalo had been called for having too many men on the ice.'

Avs keep Sabres subdued

'Buffalo left wing Taylor Pyatt's father, Nelson, played with the NHL's Colorado Rockies.'

Sakic's slump is serious business

'The Avalanche captain came out of Colorado's 3-2 victory over the Sabres without a goal in 15 games, or since he scored his 14th goal of the season at Minnesota on Dec. 16.'

Veteran Gill reaches 1,000th-game mark

'The Avs entered the game with a 21-0-1-0 record this season when leading after two periods. Trailing, they are 3-12-2-0.'

Avalanche 3, Sabres 2

'Fifty games into the season, the Colorado Avalanche are asserting themselves in the Northwest Division.'