‘Nathan Paetsch scored his first goal of the season and assisted on another, while Ryan Miller finished with 31 saves in the win.’
'We poured on as much as we could," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "With three games in four nights, and the back-to-back games, I thought that our guys gave it everything they had and they were rewarded for how hard they worked."'
'In the extra session, Vanek skated through the neutral zone along the right wing with Nathan Paetsch on his left. From the right circle Vanek threw a shot on goal with Paetsch and the puck found its way past Johan Holmqvist for the win.'
‘It was a night for unlikely heroes as struggling Maxim Afinogenov scored the Sabres’ first goal, Nathan Paetsch tied the game in the third period and the eternally frustrated Thomas Vanek finished things off in overtime to give Buffalo a 4-3 win on Saturday night at jam-packed St. Pete Times Forum.’
Richards, Lightning look for sixth straight home win (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (4-5-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-0) (The Sports Network)
Lightning set to duel Sabres (TampaBayLightning.com)
Lightning to host third annual ‘Pink Out Night’ Saturday (TampaBayLightning.com)
‘“It was close, but I know I didn’t feel anything on my stick,” said Paille, who sealed the win with a short-handed goal with three minutes left. “Obviously, I was trying to hit it, but I’m thankful that I missed it because that was the game-winning goal. The bounces went our way for that one.”’
‘“I got a call [Thursday] from my agent that these guys are interested in having me come in and take a look,” Pratt said. “It’s a team that I believe we talked to on a few occasions during the summer and was hoping something might get done. It didn’t transpire until [Friday], but I’m excited.”’
'"We've had some tough bounces go against us," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "We got one there. But we got rewarded for putting the puck on net."'
'Less than three minutes later, Stafford carried down the right wing, and shot from a sharp angle at the outer edge of the right circle. The puck bounced high off Vokoun's blocker to the right side of the net. As it dropped, it appeared that Sabres forward Daniel Paille might have touched it with his stick above the crossbar, and the disc settled into the cage.'
'Jason Pominville earned two assists on the night with Ryan Miller stopping 33 shots in the win.'
‘”A lot of butterflies and a lot of excitement,” said Weber. “Not so much nerves but just really excited to be given a chance and an opportunity to come up here and play.”‘
‘Less than three minutes after Jochen Hecht notched the score at two, Stafford’s seemingly harmless shot from the right boards deflected into the air off of Tomas Vokoun’s blocker before harmlessly falling into the Florida net giving the Sabres their first lead of the game with less than nine minutes left in regulation.’
Meyer’s magic caps Amerks’ rally (Rochester D&C)
Cullimore brings veteran presence to Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Crunch gets the hook (Syracuse Post Standard)
Amerks End Skid (RNews.com)
Amerks end losing streak with a 3-2 win over Crunch (Amerks.com)
Panthers assign Cullimore to Amerks (Amerks.com)
Crunch Edged by Rochester (SyracuseCrunch.com)