Archives for 2014

Sabres’ Kaleta proves he’s a ‘tough man’

‘“You’re battling to win,” Kaleta said. “You battle every single shift, and whatever it takes to be a positive influence on your team to get the ‘W,’ that’s what we have to do. I wouldn’t expect anything less than a hard-fought, battling game.”’

There’s no downplaying significance of McDavid versus Eichel

‘Neither McDavid or Eichel, strangely enough, are even centering what’s become the top line for their teams. Canada’s breakout players have included Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart and linemate Max Domi, who both have two goals and three assists. Detroit prospect Dylan Larkin leads Team USA with three goals and five points.;

Rochester biz launching parking app for Sabres

‘The company, StadiumPark, will launch the app at the Allpro Parking lot, at 95 Washington St., across the street from the First Niagara Center where the Sabres will take on the Detroit Red Wings. The app also can be used for parking at future Sabres home games and other events at the facility.’

Sabres becoming dominant home team: ‘I don’t think a lot of teams like coming to Buffalo’

‘“It felt like a playoff game,” winger Tyler Ennis said about the Sabres’ exciting 4-3 shootout win. “We were saying a lot of us had chills. We’re all pumped up. It really makes you want to get back to the playoffs and get that feeling and get that emotion back.”’

Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta on punching himself in head: ‘I don’t really think I did’

‘“From the looks of it, when he switched up, I was looking to block myself so I didn’t get hit in the face,” Kaleta said. “So even though it looks like I did, I don’t really think I did.”’

Wednesday’s Tampa Bay Coverage

Lightning-Sabres Preview (AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning (23-11-4) at Buffalo Sabres (14-20-3) (The Sports Network)
Vasilevskiy could start for Lightning against Sabres (
Bolts start four-game road trip in Buffalo on New Year’s Eve (

Sabres’ Girgensons, 5 ‘Hawks lead NHL All-Star vote

‘With two days left before voting closes, Girgensons maintains his overall lead with more than 1.46 million, the NHL announced Tuesday. A majority of the second-year player’s votes are coming from his native Latvia.’

After injury scare, Kaleta back at practice

‘“It was good to get my first one in. I felt maybe at that time, we could’ve used a little bit of a spark,” he said after practice at HARBORCENTER. “It is what it is. I don’t know if technically I should be fighting or whatever, right or wrong, but I did it. It’s over and done with and we’ll go from there.”’

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ Hackett eager to be back in goal (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Stewart would love to stay in Buffalo

‘”When Stu plays like he can, he does stuff that few players can do. Many teams would rely on a player like Stu … when he plays like he is capable.”‘

Power play fails Sabres on the road

‘“It was a soft night,” said coach Ted Nolan, who gave his team a small out when noting the dressing room’s continued flu battle. “In front of our own net, we didn’t hit anybody, didn’t make it tough on their players at all. When you don’t make it tough, it’s an easy game. Especially for skill players like Ryan.”’

Meszaros has been turning his play around

‘“Everybody needs confidence. It’s all in your head,” he said. “If you don’t have confidence and don’t trust yourself, you’re not doing things like you’re supposed to do and it’s tough. Playing 24 minutes the other night was awesome for me.”’

Sabres’ Stewart shrugs off rumours

‘”It’s a new team every day,” said Stewart, who can test the unrestricted free agent waters in July. “I’ve learned just to put it behind me, be professional about it and approach it game by game.”‘

Tuesday’s Ottawa Coverage

Ottawa Senators, powered by Bobby Ryan hat trick, end a three-game skid (Ottawa Citizen)
MacArthur takes his lumps on the “dumpster” side of the video (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Ottawa Citizen)
Ryan scores hat-trick in Sens win (Ottawa Sun)
Sabres’ Stewart shrugs off rumours (Ottawa Sun)
Borowiecki injured before game (Ottawa Sun)
Hallway soccer needs to end for Senators (Ottawa Sun)
An evening of thunder for Ryan (Le Droit)
Stewart would love to stay in Buffalo (Le Droit)
Heating which hurts (Le Droit)
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Bobby Ryan scores three times to lead Sens past Sabres 5-2

‘The Sabres only managed two shots on goal through the final 20 minutes and have now lost five of their past six games following a stretch where they won 10 of 13.’