Facing Off with Buffalo Sabres C Daniel Briere

'What is your favorite non-hockey sports team?

It used to be the Montreal Expos. Now I follow the ex-Expos, Vladimir Guerrero, Pedro Martinez. There's two teams I like in football – the Colts and the Bills.'

Sabres Tix Go on Sale Here Friday

'Individual tickets for the Buffalo Sabres regular season home game against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday October 26 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, go on sale this Friday starting at 10:00 a.m.'

Thursday’s Ottawa Coverage

Steady as he goes (Ottawa Sun)

Hasek solid for Senators (Ottawa Citizen)

Sabres rookie real deal (Ottawa Citizen)

Ottawa 5, Buffalo 2

‘Daniel Briere and J.P. Dumont each recorded a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which was outshot 31-25 on the night.’

Hasek And Senators Beat Sabres 5-2

‘Dominik Hasek, making his second appearence in Buffalo since being traded by the team, made 23 saves in his first full NHL game since December of 2003.’

Sabres’ legs run out

‘”I thought it was a real ggod test”, stated Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff following the game. “That (loss) grounds you a little bit and makes you realize that you can’t have your lack of discipline or make those types of mistakes against the really good teams, or you’ll lose the game”.

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks begin fusion of prospects (Rochester D&C)

Amerks complete day three of training camp (Amerks.com)

Additional broadcast information

'MSG Network has divided the New York State viewing area into three zones for its coverage of NHL Hockey.'

Ottawa 5, Buffalo 2

‘It was Hasek’s second appearance in Buffalo since orchestrating his own trade from the Sabres to Detroit following the 2001 season. Hasek played nine seasons in Buffalo. Hasek was solid throughout a game he was rarely tested in. The 40-year-old has now allowed just four goals in his three outings this preseason.’

Sabres tune up for Hasek

'"I think our speed up front, every now and then we got a good step on them, and they took some that you really don't like being called, but they're penalties now," Ruff said. "It's something that we call throughout our practices. We don't allow it in any drill, we don't allow any player to do it, and if it happens we blow it down."'

Wednesday’s Toronto Coverage

This isn’t lookin’ good (Toronto Sun)

Sabres slice up Leafs (Toronto Star)

So far, so bad for the Leafs (Toronto Star)

Buffalo speeds through Toronto (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Speed kills Maple Leafs (National Post)

Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 2

‘Buffalo went 4-for-12 with the man advantage, while Toronto was 1-for-8.’

Sabres strike for four power-play goals in 5-2 pre-season win over the Leafs

‘”We don’t have a problem with predictions that put us in the last three in the conference,” says Briere, the five-foot-10 centre who relishes the chance to prove everybody wrong. “We’ll be much better than the experts are saying. We believe we’ll make the playoffs.”‘

Buffalo 5, Toronto 2

‘Chris Drury and Taylor Pyatt each had a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres over the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, in preseason action.’

Power Play Dominates As Sabres Top Leafs

‘With the win, the Sabres improve to 5-1 on the preseason. Buffalo returns to the HSBC Arena for a 7:00 start against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.’