Girgensons’ short-hander lifts Sabres past Coyotes

‘“No one saw that coming.”’

D’Agostini back in lineup; Ehrhoff sick

‘“It’s not the points that I’m concerned about,” he said. “It’s just skating hard on pucks. My legs were really coming around. I was feeling good out there. We had some good games where we established a good forecheck. We got our chances and goals from that, so I’m just hoping to get back to the same things I was doing.”’

Friday’s Phoenix Coverage

3rd period short-handed goal hands Phoenix Coyotes home loss to Buffalo Sabres (Arizona Republic)
Photo gallery (Arizona Republic)
Coyotes hit new low in loss to Sabres (Fox Sports Arizona)
Photo gallery (PhoenixCoyotes.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Sabres rally to beat Coyotes 3-2

”’Sometimes when we have a lead, we panic a little bit,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. ”Tonight, we still panicked a bit, but not as much and it was good to see.”’

Buffalo 3, Phoenix 2

‘”We wanted to come in and play extremely hard,” Ott said. “I thought we did that tonight.”‘

Sabres complete sweep of Coyotes

‘”They play the game hard, and sometimes you get lucky against them,” Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said. “The two times we played them … I mean, we played hard, but we had a little Lady Luck against them.”‘

Special Teams Help Sabres Edge Coyotes 3-2

‘Matt Moulson suffered an injury during the third period and did not return. Ted Nolan did not specify the severity of Moulson’s injury, but said the team should know more soon.’

Sabres and Coyotes enchanged momentum

‘”The guys actually looked like a different team to me in the second and third,” said Miller. “It was the kind of team we’ve been trying to be for a while. I thought we were skating, blasting the puck, moving, getting opportunistic plays, being around the net. The guys worked hard for it.”‘

Girgensons’ goal leads Sabres past Coyotes

‘The Coyotes had a chance to take the lead when Buffalo center Cody Hodgson was assessed his third penalty of the game 1:30 into the third. But Buffalo’s Brian Flynn pushed the puck into the Phoenix zone, outworking several Coyotes before centering the puck. Girgensons was there to take the puck off the stick of Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle near the left post and put it between the pads of goalie Thomas Greiss for the game-winner.’

Girgensons’ shorthanded tally lifts Sabres over Coyotes

‘Ryan Miller, with 38 saves, is now 6-0-0 in his career against the Coyotes.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Lanky Amerks goalie’s role keeps growing (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Tardif finding his scoring touch with the Amerks (Amerks.com)

Not much is going right on Sabres’ blue line

‘Mark Pysyk, who was averaging nearly 20 minutes a game, has been sent to Rochester to keep playing over the Olympic break. Brayden McNabb, a plus-1 player over 12 games, is also in the AHL. Most observers certainly feel those two would be an upgrade over the likes of Mike Weber, Jamie McBain and Alexander Sulzer.’

Sabres’ Christian Ehrhoff piling up points again, admits he might’ve been pressing earlier

‘Believe it or not, with eight points in his last nine games, Ehrhoff’s enjoying his best offensive stretch ever with the Sabres. It’s a big reason their anemic offense has busted out, scoring 24 goals in the last eight games.’

Thursday’s Phoenix Coverage

Sabres-Coyotes Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (14-30-8) at Phoenix Coyotes (25-18-10) (The Sports Network)
Coyotes continue homestand by facing Sabres (NHL.com)

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Hutchings powers Amerks past Wolves (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Irondequoit native skates for Wolves (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Wolves fall 4-1 to Americans (Chicago Tribune)
Larsson, Lieuwen star in Amerks’ win over Chicago (WGR-AM)
Amerks tame Wolves for fifth straight win (Amerks.com)
Wolves overpowered 4-1 in Rochester (ChicagoWolves.com)