Sunday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins-Sabres Preview (AP)
Boston Bruins (21-8-4) at Buffalo Sabres (13-16-6) (The Sports Network)
Bruins hope to rebound against Sabres (NHL.com)
Right Back at It in Buffalo (BostonBruins.com)

Sabres’ Miller talks tough season, hope in Buffalo

‘That is something they probably want to start talking about in the next few months. A lot of that is going to be dictated by the kind of plan we have here. Obviously, last year was a tough year. This year, we still have a lot of time to write our own story. We will see how things play out and see what the plan is. It seems like the plan is shifting a bit with the departure of some guys and how things have shaped up this year. We have to adjust and see what the plan is.’

Leopold traded before Sabres lose in shootout

‘“Where our hockey club is right now we have to be open to listening to just about anything and everything, and I am listening,” Regier said between trading Jordan Leopold to St. Louis and watching the Sabres lose, 4-3, in a shootout to Washington. “We have to be open to everything, and I think the players recognize that as well.”‘

Leino bounces back with two goals

‘“We have to stay aggressive,” Leino said. “We start games really aggressive. Some games we do really well. We just got to keep it going 60 minutes. It’s not enough to do 40 or 20.”’

Sabres blow another third-period lead, fall to Capitals in shootout

‘Up two goals and on the power play Saturday, the Capitals’ Troy Brouwer scored short-handed 2:21 into the third period. “After that,” said Sabres winger Ville Leino, who scored twice, “they were fired up and wanted to win the game.”’

Regier says Sabres could trade top assets before deadline

‘“We have to be open to everything, and we have to be open to that as well,” Regier said. “You’re looking to get a group of top players that are going to play together, not on a one-year basis, but, going forward, (a) multi-year basis. And so that’s our focus, and it could involve any players, and I think the players are aware of that.”’

Sunday’s Washington Coverage

Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner in shootout to lift Washington in Buffalo (Washington Post)
Caps carve Sabres in shootout (CSN Washington)
Caps inching closer to playoffs (CSN Washington)
Photo gallery (WashingtonCaps.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

Sunday’s Saint Louis Coverage

Blues pick up Leopold in trade with Buffalo (Saint Louis Post Dispatch)
Blues acquire veteran defenseman from Sabres; assign Allen to Peoria (Belleville News Democrat)
Blues Acquire Leopold from Buffalo (StLouisBlues.com)

Merrimack’s Schaller inks pact with Buffalo

‘Schaller, 22, signed an entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres and plans to join the team in the summer. He said he won’t be reporting to the team’s AHL affiliate, but will finish school and report to Buffalo’s summer development camp in July.’

Green rallies Caps to 4-3 SO win over Sabres

‘The Sabres have squandered two-goal leads six times this season, and they were coming off a game in which they blew a third-period lead in a 5-4 shootout loss at Florida on Thursday.’

Sabres trade D Leopold to Blues for 2 draft picks

‘The Sabres have traded away two defensemen this month, and general manager Darcy Regier has indicated he’s interested in making trades to help the team beyond this season. T.J. Brennan was dealt to Florida on March 15 in exchange for a fifth-round pick.’

Washington 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)

‘Buffalo seemed well on its way to collecting two crucial points as it led 3-1 after two frames, but the Capitals battled back with a pair of goals in the third to force an extra session.’

Blues pick up Leopold from Sabres

‘The 30-year-old blueliner registered two goals and six assists in 24 games for the Sabres this season, following a two-year stretch with the franchise that saw him strike for 23 goals and 59 points in 150 appearances.’

Green’s deja vu rallies Capitals past Sabres

‘”It shouldn’t happen,” Leino said of the loss. “Good teams usually win those games and teams that have success usually end up winning those games.” Sabres interim coach Ron Rolston was left searching for answers following the disappointing loss and had short responses in his session with the media. “Just keep working day by day, make it better,” Rolston said.’

Capitals win 4-3 in shootout

‘The Buffalo Sabres are tied in points (31) with the Washington Capitals, but are trailing in the tiebreaker.’