Game # 43: Sabres 2, Blackhawks 1


‘With Chicago an unfamiliar and rarely-seen foe over the past three seasons, the Sabres didn’t necessarily bring their ‘A-game’ to the Windy City, nor need a boatload of intensity to overcome the injury-riddled and mentally-fragile Blackhawks team. That won’t be the case on Thursday, when the Sabres come back to HSBC Arena to host the archrival Maple Leafs, for what always resembles the atmosphere of a rock concert.’