Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Reality TV leads to deal for MacDonald (Rochester D&C)

Toronto Tops Rochester (RNews.com)

Amerks drop first preseason game, lose 4-1 (Amerks.com)

Sabres beat Pens in overtime

'Martin Biron made 15 saves to stay undefeated (3-0).'

Look out walls, Mair's back

'"Adam is just a carefree, run-through-the-wall, run-through-what's-next-to-the-wall, run-through-what-gets-in-the-way-getting-to-the-wall type of guy," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said at the time. "Sometimes you have to pull the reins back, but you never have to tell him to go harder."'

Saturday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Fleury to start tonight in last bid to retain his starting job (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Malkin skates alone … for now (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Thibault wraps up preseason with OT loss (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Malkin skates for first time since injury (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Referee announces his presence (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Buffalo upends Pittsburgh in overtime, 4-3 (PittsburghPenguins.com)

Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT

‘Mair got a loose puck and skated to the net around Kristopher Letang in the left circle, sneaking a shot past goalie Jocelyn Thibault on the short side just before taking a big hit from Noah Welch.’

Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

‘Maxim Afinogenov tied the game late in the third period and Martin Biron ended with 15 saves in the win.’

Adam Mair Wins It For Sabres In OT

‘Teppo Numminen tied the game for Buffalo thirty seconds into the third period while shorthanded. Colby Armstrong scored his second of the night on the power play at 11:26 to put the Penguins up 3-2. Maxim Afinogenov would score another shorthanded goal for the Sabres at 14:08 to force overtime.’

Mair works overtime

‘The goal was Mair’s first during exhibition play…’.

Friday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Crosby, Penguins welcome Sabres to Mellon Arena on Friday (PittsburghPenguins.com)

MacLean to officiate in Friday’s game (PittsburghPenguins.com)

MacLean at end of crusade

'As good as all that sounds, CBC added a bonus yesterday when it announced that host Ron MacLean will referee the second period of tonight's Buffalo-Pittsburgh pre-season game as part of a feature that will run on Thursday's Hockey Night In Canada opener.'

Sabres send two to Rochester

'With the moves, the Sabres roster is now at 27 players. Buffalo needs to get down to 23 by Tuesday at 3 p.m.'

Stafford, MacArthur rejoin Amerks

'Stafford played at North Dakota and is expected to be a solid, two-way winger in the American Hockey League. He was pointless in his one NHL preseason game with the Sabres. MacArthur scored 21 goals, 32 assists and 53 points to finish second in team scoring for the Amerks last season.'

Sabres Assign Two To Rochester

'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has assigned forwards Drew Stafford and Clarke MacArthur to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.'

Youngsters seek forward progress

'"When it comes down to crunch time, I just hope there's something that will put me over the top," forward Chris Thorburn said. "I hope I'm the name that everyone remembers."'

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Pelletier’s stay could stop short (Rochester D&C)

Amerks receive five players from Florida Panthers (Amerks.com)

Amerks to help ‘Give Back, Give Books’ campaign (Amerks.com)