Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ rally falls short in Toronto (Rochester D&C)

Toronto 4, Rochester 3 (AP)

Bell’s power-play goal earns Marlies 4-3 victory over Americans (CP)

Toronto Edges Rochester (RNews.com)

Amerks drop second straight in Toronto (Amerks.com)

Marlies Topple Americans At Ricoh (TorontoMarlies.com)

Meet the Sabres: Mikka Noronen

‘”Who’s one teammate that you would not want to trade spaces with?”

Noronen: “I think Petey (Andrew Peters). Twenty four hours with him is too much.”‘

Kotalik heads to Torino

‘Kotalik, who is a rookie to the international stage, leads the Sabres in goals, power play goals, points and shots.’

Numminen ends drought

‘”Teppo leads our team with 30 assists and takes a terrible beatings from his teammates for not yet scoring a goal.”‘

Kotalik named to Czech Republic Olympic team

‘The Czech Republic currently stands with a 1-1 record after defeating Germany and falling to the Swiss team Thursday 3-2. Still a favorite for a medal, the Czech team now looks to the meeting against the undefeated Finland squad on Saturday. Finland has outscored its opponents 11-0 in two games.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks stumble in a shootout (Rochester D&C)

B-Sens bounce back by winning shootout (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)

Binghamton 5, Rochester 4, SO (AP)

Amerks Lose in Shootout (RNews.com)

Amerks lose to Senators in Friday night shootout (Amerks.com)

Kotalik named to Czech Republic Olympic team (Amerks.com)

Sens rally for 5-4 shootout win in Rochester (BinghamtonSenators.com)

No backhanded compliments for Lydman

'"I don't know how he does it," says smiling Sabres goaltender Marty Biron. "All I know is that there isn't another guy I would want in my end of the rink to clear the puck for me with that backhand. He does it so calmly too. He's done it during games. The amazing part is how accurate he is with it. Toni can be on either side of the rink and backhand the puck almost perfectly to center ice. He does it so well that a couple of our forwards break down the ice and wait for the puck to land so they can get a breakaway.And that's worked to."'

Kotalik Is Going To Torino

'Kotalik's lifelong dream was to play for his country in the Olympics and it could have easily been said that he was heart broken that he wasn't selected in December despite putting up numbers far greater than those players selected for the Czech team. However, Kotalik's dream will come true because of an injury. New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has been ruled out for the duration of the Olympic Games after suffering bruised ribs from a crosscheck during the team's opening game against Germany.'

The Dominator out of Olympics

'The Czechs got more bad news: forward Patrik Elias also is out for the rest of the games with bruised ribs sustained in a 3-2 upset loss Thursday to Switzerland. Elias was a late replacement for New York Rangers rookie Petr Prucha, who pulled out because of a knee injury. Elias is expected to be replaced by Ales Kotalik, who has 21 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 44 points in 56 games with the Buffalo Sabres.'

A family relationship that's on solid ice

'While a lot of his Buffalo Sabres teammates opted to stay home or head to a warmer climate during the Olympic break, Andrew Peters came to Maine. While some of the Sabres went off to spend a week sunning themselves in Florida or Hawaii, the big left wing came to Maine to visit his older brother, Geoff, a center for the Portland Pirates.'

Russia's secret weapon in Torino

'Where does Afinogenov get all of that blazing speed that just seems to bring Sabres fans out of their seats when he skates down the ice with the puck? "I really don't know," he said. "I've always had it. It's something I've never practiced. I work on developing my leg muscles."'

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Home stand offers golden prospects (Rochester D&C)

Amerks Alumni Game features stars of the past (Amerks.com)

Rex the Rhino and The Moose to make stops around town this weekend (Amerks.com)

Former Amerks competing for Olympic Gold (Amerks.com)

Hail to the Sabres Olympians!

'As the NHL is on hiatus, five members of the Buffalo Sabres were scheduled to compete in Italy this week in the men’s hockey tournament. But a freak knee sprain suffered by Jochen Hecht in last Thursday’s game against Montreal means he is sidelined and will be staying here. We caught up with the other Sabres players to get their Olympic thoughts…'.

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Now, the playoffs push (Rochester City Newspaper)

McMorrow and Moose to visit Brockport Library tonight (Amerks.com)

Meyer suspended for two games (Amerks.com)

Teppo Scooooooooores!!!

'Buffalo Sabres Teppo Numminen – 55 games – 0 goals.

Team Finland Teppo Numminen – 1/2 game – 1 goal.'