Archives for February 2012

Rangers Stop Sabres’ Streak In Overtime

‘Callahan scored in overtime to give the Blueshirts a 3-2 win thanks to a nifty move to get to the net. The Rangers’ captain took a pass just inside the offensive zone and got around a sliding Kaleta and beat Miller for the game winning goal.’

Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

‘“We had Callahan, and he slipped free,” said Miller. “If he was aiming armpit then he’s the best hockey player ever. I thought he was going a little higher.”’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks win shootout over Lake Erie Monsters (Rochester D&C)
Lake Erie loses to Rochester in shootout, 4-3 (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Amerks beat Monsters in epic 15-round shootout battle (
Weekend Ends with Epic Shootout Loss (

Saturday’s New York Coverage

Buffalo (27-27-7) at NY Rangers (38-15-6) (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (27-27-7) at New York Rangers (38-15-6) (The Sports Network)
Sabres start road trip in New York (
Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Buffalo (

Sabres, Miller jump for Roy in shootout

‘”I’m just happy to get some wins,” Miller said. “I guess it doesn’t really matter who it’s against right now, but we know they’re a very good team. We had to play a good game to beat them. Those do feel good.”‘

Five-point gap in race more than a stretch

‘Forget about fans being optimistic vs. media being pessimistic and let’s instead be realistic with a quarter of the season remaining. Standing before the Sabres now is a much taller order than the challenge they treated like a speed bump a year ago.’

Sekera jumps in at the right time

‘”I tried to play a sound defensive game and when there are openings sometimes I’m trying to jump into the play,” Sekera said. “Sometimes, it works and sometimes it doesn’t.”‘

Sabres win quiet, tight contest over Bruins, move closer to eighth place

‘“We got our eyes set on eighth,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “It’s going to take one heck of a run still. You got to give the guys credit. They’ve been locked in for a good period of time.”’

Sabres rookie Tropp recovered from concussion, back in NHL

‘“It was frustrating at times,” Tropp said Friday prior to playing his 14th NHL game, a 2-1 shootout win over the Boston Bruins inside the First Niagara Center. “But I think I took a few positives out of it, learning how to channel those emotions into positives.”’

Saturday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres beat Rask, Bruins in shootout (Boston Globe)
Seguin raising his game (Boston Globe)
Good but not better (Boston Herald)
Rumors fly near deadline (Boston Herald)
Tuukka Rask Rebounds From Recent Struggles With Strong Showing in Shootout Loss to Sabres (NESN)
Bruins Still Can’t Net Consecutive Wins, But Maintain Some Momentum With Point in Shootout Loss in Buffalo (NESN)
Rask bounces back in loss (CSN New England)
Talking Points: Sabres 2, Bruins 1 (CSN New England)
Five thoughts from Bruins-Sabres (CSN New England)
A Step in the Right Direction for Rask (
Despite Loss, Chara Came Up Big (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (AP)
Photo gallery (WGRZ-TV)

Roy scores to seal Sabres 2-1 SO win over Bruins

‘Buffalo (27-27-7) jumped ahead of idle Tampa Bay to move into 11th place, five points behind eighth-place Florida.’

Buffalo 2, Boston 1 (SO)

‘”We were on our heels for parts of the game, but I thought we weathered it well then dug in our heels,” said Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff. “They created some real good chances that we wanted to stay away from, but I thought our guys did pretty good overall.”‘

Sabres Edge Bruins 2-1 After Shootout

‘Boston pounced first in the shootout on a David Krejci goal, but Miller was perfect the rest of the way, denying Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Benoit Pouliot. Vanek and Roy found the net for Buffalo in the shootout, with Roy’s goal proving to be the winner.’

Sabres 2, Bruins 1, SO

‘“We got on our heels a little bit in the third and part of it had to do with penalties. But I thought we dug in,” Ruff said. “We blocked some shots, threw our bodies in front of a couple and I thought if we put in some of those rush chances, the two-on-ones, it wouldn’t have been that close but I thought we had the higher quality [chances]. We just didn’t take advantage of some key situations.”’

Sabres recall forward Corey Tropp

‘Tropp (6’0”, 195 lbs., 7/25/89) joins the Sabres on his fourth career recall after last dressing for the team on Dec. 9. He has appeared in 13 games for the Sabres this season, collecting two points (1+1).’