Friday’s Montreal Coverage

Montreal (14-5-3) at Buffalo (12-9-1) (AP)

Sabres look to keep point streak alive (Sportsticker)

Montreal Canadiens (14-5-3) at Buffalo Sabres (12-9-1) (The Sports Network)

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks hope to put stop on steamroller Penguins (Rochester D&C)

Amerks host AHL’s hottest team Friday (Amerks.com)

Sabres rewrite shootout script

'Without two of their top four scorers and a goaltender who was getting hot, the Sabres battled to the end with the surging New York Islanders, reaching a shootout for the second night in a row.'

Noronen sits for a different reason

'"Mika's actually feeling better," Ruff said. "That's a real good sign. He might have scared himself more than the actual extent of the injury. I'm encouraged this could be a short-term thing. It could be days, maybe less than a week."'

Numminen at ease playing with heart abnormality

'"I know what my situation is," Numminen said before Wednesday night's game with the New York Islanders in Nassau Coliseum. "I know what kind of problem I have, and I'm fine with it. I feel comfortable with the diagnosis I had with the doctors during training camp and years before. I felt that I know enough about my condition to know I'm safe to do what I do."'

Sabres storm back in shootout win

'Kotalik, Thomas Vanek and Tim Connolly were Lindy Ruff’s choices for the shootout. Kotalik beat DiPietro with a backhander, top shelf, but Vanek was foiled by the Islanders netminder. Connolly clinched the victory when he double-deked DiPietro and snuck the puck between DiPietro’s skate and the right post.'

Thursday’s New York Islanders Coverage

Isles suffer late re-Buff (New York Daily News)

Isles shot down (New York Post)

Isles shot down by Sabres (Newsday)

Late goal leads to late loss (NewYorkIslanders.com)

Buffalo 4, NY Islanders 3, SO

‘”They kept skating and it looked like we stopped,” Stirling said. “Buffalo is a better team than we are. They’re built for the new rules.”‘

Sabres’ Biron stops Islanders in shootout

‘This time, Martin Biron had some time to prepare for the shootout.’

Buffalo 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

‘”It’s a huge win for us,” Kotalik said. “It was a pretty tough game last night against a good team. We lost with a little bit of bad luck. Last game we played here we came back and we knew we could do it again.”‘

Biron Redeems Himself In Shootout; Sabres Win 4-3

‘The Sabres battled back from a two-goal defecit during regulation as the Isles led 3-1 early in the second period. Jochen Hecht tipped in a Teppo Numminen slap shot from the point to close the gap to one just a minute after the Isles third goal. Ales Kotalik then tied the game with less than three minutes left in the game, muscling around Brent Sopel and putting the puck over the shoulder of Rick DiPietro.’

Sabres find victory in shootout

‘”you’ve got to win games on the road that no one expects you to win.”‘

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Pelletier shines in Amerks win (Rochester D&C)

Amerks make sure a defibrillator stays near their bench (Rochester D&C)

B-Sens fail to hold two-goal lead against Rochester (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Rochester 7, Binghamton 4 (AP)

Amerks Rally Strong (RNews.com)

Amerks beat Sens 7-4 (Amerks.com)

Amerks strong third period sends Binghamton to defeat (BinghamtonSenators.com)

Director Of Communication Off To NHL For One Game

'“This business is all about opportunity”, said Miller. “I’m very happy to be on the Sabres employment short list after all these years.” Miller served as the Executive Producer and Radio Host for the Buffalo Sabres from 1995-1997. He also worked as a Sports Talk Show Host on WNSA-FM in Buffalo from 2000-2002.'

Noronen looked brillant in 3-2 loss

'In a year full of goaltending questions, Noronen’s play for 65 minutes begged the question: What was this guy doing in street clothes most of the season as the No. 3 goalie?'