Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Scouting the Sabres (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Buffalo (14-9-1) at Pittsburgh (7-11-6) (AP)

Lemieux unlikely to play for Penguins vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)

Streaking Sabres visit Pens (The Sports Network)

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres (PittsburghPenguins.com)

Sabres slog to victory over sluggish Caps

'"It's not a pretty win, but the important thing is the win," Vanek said. "It's all about working hard and helping each other out. We just try to work hard every day and get a few points."'

Sabres throw up a strong defense to beat Washington 3-2

'Overall it was another team victory for the Sabres. Tim Connolly, as shocking as it may seem to some of us, has developed into a real leader for the team on the ice. Derek Roy seems to have settled down a bit and is starting to produce. Thomas Vanek scored another goal and Biron was fairly solid in net behind a strong defensive effort. Buffalo has earned 13 of 14 points in the last seven games and is on a definite roll.'

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Depleted Amerks step forward to defeat Toronto (Rochester D&C)

Globke is given a chance, and he delivers for Amerks (Rochester D&C)

Hockey fans prefer their cars over the ferry (WROC-TV)

Amerks Rout Marlies (RNews.com)

Amerks beat Toronto 6-3 (Amerks.com)

Rob Globke and The Moose to visit Ogden Farmers’ Library (Amerks.com)

Amerks Double Marlies 6-3 (TorontoMarlies.com)

Monday’s Washington Coverage

Missed chances lead to another Caps loss (Washington Post)

Scoring troubling Caps (Washington Times)

Caps report (Washington Times)

Postgame Notebook, 11-27 (WashingtonCaps.com)

Sabres win third straight

‘”It was a heck of a time for our first short-handed goal of the year.”‘

Sabres Take Care Of Caps 3-2

'Martin Biron made 17 stops and improved to 5-0 in his last five starts. Biron had to hold off a last minute fury from the Caps, which ended with Mike Grier sliding head first to clear the puck out of the Sabres' zone.'

Sabres top Capitals for sixth win in seven games

‘The injuries continue to mount for the Buffalo Sabres, but so do the wins.’

Buffalo 3, Washington 2

'Maxim Afinogenov and Derek Roy assisted on the first two scores. Afinogenov made perfect crossing passes on each to help the Sabres improve to 5-0-0-1 in their last six games.'

Buffalo 3, Washington 2

‘Washington could not mount much of an attack with the extra skater and Buffalo increased its lead with 3:37 to play. Tim Connolly skated the puck into the Washington zone and pulled up along the boards at the right circle. He fed the puck to an onrushing Hecht, who beat Kolzig with a nifty backhander from in close for his fifth goal.’

Sabres are 1st-quarter players

'The Sabres have been formidable foes on most nights. They adjusted to the new rules and got off to an efficient start. Along the way they have performed well despite critical injuries.'

Injuries are making a lasting impression

'Although goalie Mika Noronen has recovered enough to be the backup and there's a chance top scorer Daniel Briere can return, the Sabres on Saturday learned winger Taylor Pyatt could be out as long as three months with a broken right wrist.'

Miller has to sell himself to Olympic team selectors

'Men's hockey will be held Feb. 15-26, which should give Miller plenty of time to fully recover from his injury. The problem is he hasn't been able to prove he belongs because he's been watching from the sidelines. He was hoping to return before Dec. 19, when USA Hockey announces the roster.'

Sabres vs. Capitals

'D Teppo Numminen has the most points of any NHLer without a goal.'

Sunday’s Washington Coverage

Buffalo (13-9-1) at Washington (8-13-2) (AP)

Capitals look to end slide against surging Sabres (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (13-9-1) at Washington Capitals (8-13-2) (The Sports Network)

Caps Host Sabres in Sunday Matinee (WashingtonCaps.com)