‘Jordan Leopold potted a pair of goals and Jason Pominville added a goal and a helper for the Sabres, who have dropped three out of four and four of their last six games.’
‘If you can throw out the first period, the Sabres were the better team tonight. But, that is the problem…hockey is a 60 minute game, not a 40 or 35 minute game.’
Stafford is skating with a ton of confidence. He’s strong with the puck, keeping his head up and looks like the guy the Sabres projected him to be more and more every game. He’s had a fine season so far (when he’s healthy) and could force the Sabres to make some interesting decisions in the offseason when it comes to their personnel up front.
‘"As it stretches out a little ways, I guess you don’t really expect when you’re younger to be around that long. You just want to get your chance. I feel I’m fortunate to be in the net enough to have a chance to reach 200 wins. It’s a pretty cool milestone."’
‘"They’re two great players to play with, so anytime you can play with them it can be fun," Ennis said Wednesday. "Van and Roysie have played together for a long time, and they seem to have really good chemistry and play well together. I’m just trying to fit in, play my game and play my style. It seems to complement it pretty good."’
‘Jeanneret will fill in for his father, Rick Jeanneret, when the Sabres, the Pirates’ NHL parent, play games in Alberta next week against the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers.’
Preview: Panthers vs. Sabres, 7 p.m. Thursday (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Florida Panthers (15-17-0) at Buffalo Sabres (14-16-4) (The Sports Network)
Sabres and Panthers desperate for wins (NHL.com)
Being barbaric, I love hockey fights. Here’s two TV missed last night, including Cody McCormick putting Ryan Getzlaf onto frozen water and Paul Gaustad wrestling Kyle Chipchura.
We’re here today at the Buffalo Pro Sports Medical Center to check on the condition of the Buffalo Sabres, who have been in the Intensive Care Unit for several weeks. Recall that we took the pulse of the Buffalo Bills on Monday, and their status seemed to be rapidly improving.
Apparently contrary to “last week’s break-up news” (we’re not exactly ahead of the hockey player couples gossip here, I guess), the word is that Buffalo Sabres goalie/U.S. Olympic standout Ryan Miller confirmed his engagement with actress Naureen DeWulf.
‘"We’ve got to be able to jump on a team that’s coming off a stretch like that," Sabres center Cody McCormick said. "It was just a game we’ve got to have. We’ve got to make sure we’re on top of the guys, on top of their team when they’re a little tired."’
‘"There’s a lot of good and bad emotions that I’ve had over the last month, month and a half, but tonight is not about me," Rivet said. "It’s about me fitting into a team that I want to try and help these guys play better. I want to play better. Things are not going to happen in just one game, but I’m going to start with tonight to try and build some momentum. I’m going to give everything I have."’
‘Craig Rivet had a goal and assist, Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe also scored, and Derek Roy and Jordan Leopold added a pair of assists each for the Sabres, who rebounded from consecutive losses to Florida and Tampa Bay over the weekend.’
‘Drew Stafford, Nathan Gerbe and Craig Rivet also tallied for the Sabres, who have won five of their last six at home.’