Sabres Escape Isles; Claim 4-3 SO Win

‘Jochen Hecht, Jason Pominville and the Buffalo Sabres all ended their respective droughts in a 4-3 shootout win over the New York Islanders at HSBC Arena Saturday night.’

Kennedy makes NHL debut

‘“He moved the puck well, is a smart player and has a bright future here,” Jason Pominville said, who served as Kennedy’s linemate along with Jochen Hecht.’

Sunday’s Portland Coverage

Boyle comes up big for Monarchs in win (Manchester Union Leader)

Bad luck continues for the Pirates (Maine Hockey Journal)

Monarchs Score Late to Top Pirates 3-2 (PortlandPirates.com)

Great Scott! Monarchs Boyle Pirates (MonarchsHockey.com)

Saturday’s New York Coverage

New York (11-21-3) at Buffalo (16-14-5) (AP)

Guerin hoping to build off milestone (Sportsticker)

New York Islanders (11-21-3) at Buffalo Sabres (16-14-5) (The Sports Network)

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Sabres recall Tim Kennedy

‘Currently in his first pro season, Kennedy (4/30/1986, 5’10”, 176 lbs.) is second on the Pirates in scoring with 27 points (5+22) in 29 games. Kennedy’s 22 assists lead all rookies, and his 27 points are second behind the 33 scored by Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux.’

Lack of firepower sinking Sabres

‘It’s been almost a season and a half since Daniel Briere and Chris Drury departed the Sabres and the huge hole they left behind has yet to be filled.’

Sabres doctor honored for saving player’s life

‘Bisson halted heavy bleeding from the neck of Zednik, who was cut by a skate blade. Bisson managed to pinch off an artery in Zednik’s throat until they arrived at the hospital and surgeons could take over.’

Sabres’ loss written in the stars

‘”He’s one of the best, if not the best player in the league,” Lydman said. “You know every time he is on the ice you’ve got to be sharp and you’ve got to be watching.”‘

Pominville, Hecht split up by Ruff

‘”Jochen and Pommer going together hasn’t produced enough,” Ruff said in Verizon Center.’

Saturday’s Washington Coverage

Worth Seeing Again (Washington Post)

Ovechkin’s goal highlights win (Washington Times)

Ovechkin, Helmer outduel Sabres, 3-2 (Washington Examiner)

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 3, Sabres 2 (WashingtonCaps.com)

Photo gallery (WashingtonCaps.com)

Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

Capitals beat Sabres

‘“They capitalized on our mistakes, the Ovechkin goal especially,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “We won the battle of special teams, but we didn’t win the battle at even strength.”’

Washington 3, Buffalo 2

‘Maxim Afinogenov also scored for the Sabres, who have lost their last three games and five of seven overall. Buffalo next returns home to host the Islanders and then welcomes these same Capitals to close out the month.’

Capitals Hang On For 3-2 Win Over Sabres

‘Washington responded a little over two minutes later thanks to a highlight reel play by last season’s MVP. Ovechkin stickhandled the puck past Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder, fell to his knees, and swept the puck between the legs of Lalime to put the Caps up 3-1.’

Pominville population stagnant

‘“It’s frustrating, extremely frustrating,” said Pominville, who will be looking to snap out of it tonight when the Sabres meet the Washington Capitals in Verizon Center. “I’ll be honest with you: The confidence isn’t as high as it’s been before, that’s for sure. But you still have to keep working at it and hope to get a bounce here or there."’

Friday’s Washington Coverage

Buffalo (16-13-5) at Washington (21-11-3) (AP)

Ovechkin, Capitals hope to carry momentum over break (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (16-13-5) at Washington Capitals (21-11-3) (The Sports Network)

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