Miller ponders his record campaign

‘“I’m the kind of person who wants to be on the ice working on my game a lot,” Miller said. “I feel like in the situation where I’m trying to rest, there’s times that I don’t get to practice. I feel like there’s habits that creep in, and there’s times that I need to snap myself out of things. I feel like even in the last day and a half I’ve noticed things about my game that could have helped in the last few weeks."’

Friday’s Ottawa Coverage

Sens shot in the heart (Ottawa Sun)

The man, the player, the Christian rock single (Ottawa Sun)

Game Story (Ottawa Sun)

Right back at ya, Sens (Ottawa Citizen)

Let me hear you People, fan says (Ottawa Citizen)

Richardson taking it all in stride (Ottawa Citizen)

Tension mounts for Canadian clubs (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Photo gallery (OttawaSenators.com)

Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

The following are rough English translations from French language sources:

The mission of the Senators has badly (Le Droit)

Fisher, a positive point in the defeat (Le Droit)

Richardson obtains a deferment (Le Droit)

Roy scores shootout winner as Sabres keep pace in playoff chase with 4-3 win over Senators

‘“It was great to get that goal,” Sabres goalie Ryan Miller said. “It was about the time I was getting a little antsy, like, ‘O.K., we better do something.’ It’s a good feeling and it keeps us alive.”’

Derek Roy scores shootout winner as Sabres beat Senators 4-3

‘“To hear a couple of boos in the crowd was pretty interesting,” said Roy, who has 13 points in his last seven games. “Every game is crucial and we can’t take one off.”’

Buffalo 4, Ottawa 3 (SO)

‘"We have to go out every night and battle hard for wins, and that’s exactly what we did tonight," said Roy. "We know we’re in a fight for a playoff spot and a win here tonight is a step in that direction."’

Sabres Prevail Over Sens In Shootout 4-3

‘Buffalo now has 83 points, but is still five back of both Boston and Philadelphia; each have 88 points. Washington has 86 points, but the Capitals have played one more game than the Sabres.’

One for one

‘Mike Weber: This guy is our best defenseman on the ice. I don’t care if he’s 19 or 39, he’s the best we have. He plays a simple game and makes simple plays, something the team has lacked for the majority of the season.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Canadian to buy Amerks, Knighthawks (Rochester D&C)

Potential K-Hawks, Amerks Partner Emerges (RNews.com)

Mike Weber named Amerks’ Man of the Year (Amerks.com)

Sabres look to regroup after devastating loss

‘The loss showcased one of the Sabres’ most glaring weaknesses over the past two seasons – their inability to grind out a low-scoring victory. Buffalo has only five wins this season in which they’ve scored one or two goals.’

MacKenzie isn’t flashy but perfect fit for Waterloo

‘Additionally, MacKenzie was good enough that the Buffalo Sabres were willing to make him their seventh-round pick in last June’s NHL Entry draft.’

Sabres embark on recovery mission

‘“It’s a tough game to digest, that’s for sure,” captain Jason Pominville admitted Wednesday. “But we’ve got to see our mistakes and be better the next game. We can’t be thinking about this [tonight]. We’ve got to refocus and regroup. We’re all in this together. . . . We’re still in it and we still believe.”’

Roy doesn&#8217t anticipate missing time

‘“It feels better so hopefully I’ll be ready,” Roy said. “I’m pretty positive. It wasn’t a severe charley horse. You play through the pain and you just want to get back out there and contribute.”’

Whitmore comes full circle

‘The contract is for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, so Whitmore signed an amateur tryout contract with the Rochester Americans in order to get a taste of the pro game for 2 1/2 weeks.’

Kostka signs with NHL’s Sabres

‘He also signed an Amateur Tryout Contract with the Rochester Americans, the Sabres’s American Hockey League affiliate. At the end of the 2007-08 AHL season, Kostka’s contract with Buffalo will kick in.’

Thursday’s Ottawa Coverage

Senators Game Day (Ottawa Citizen)

Buffalo (35-30-11) at Ottawa (42-28-7) (AP)

Senators look for home-and-home sweep of Sabres (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (35-30-11) at Ottawa Senators (42-28-7) (The Sports Network)