Archives for February 2014

Sabres keep their focus on games as clock ticks

‘“Like I’ve said before, I just go out and play hockey,” Moulson said. “That’s what I’m paid to do so that’s what I’ll be doing. … It comes with the territory. You’re in the last year of your contract, like I am, obviously this team isn’t going to make the playoffs and they have to get assets. It’s business decisions. I understand that. Myself and my family, we’re prepared if something like that happens but we just take it day by day.”’

Miller’s career growth came in fits and starts

‘Miller never won a Stanley Cup, but he became one of the better goaltenders in the NHL and backstopped the Sabres through some of the best days in franchise history. He helped the Sabres reach the conference finals in back-to-back years. He won the Vezina Trophy after carrying them to the playoffs in 2009-10 – before it all came apart.’

Flynn comes through against Bruins again

‘“It’s fun for me,” Flynn said. “I grew up outside of Boston and was a big Bruins fan. I’d watch every game growing up. Now playing against them, I don’t know, I’ve got a lot of friends and family back home who are Bruins fans, hopefully they’re rooting for us now.”’

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller focusing on what could be last start in Buffalo, grateful to city for support

‘Tonight promises to be one of the most emotional games inside the First Niagara Center in recent memory.’

Friday’s San Jose Coverage

Sharks-Sabres Preview (AP)
San Jose Sharks (38-16-6) at Buffalo Sabres (17-34-8 (The Sports Network)
Sabres go for season sweep of Sharks (

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Larsson sparks Amerks in victory over Iowa Wild (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
New look but same result for Iowa Wild (Des Moines Register)
Amerks open Midwest road swing with 4-2 win over Wild (
Rochester defeats Iowa 4-2 (

Sabres show grit in second straight win

‘“It was a game of momentum shifts, that’s for sure,” said D’Agostini, who netted his fourth goal of the season when he stuffed the puck under Boston backup goalie Chad Johnson. “They kind of had it after the second there … but we stuck with it and played hard all night. It was a good character win.”’

Murray’s maneuvers strike the right chords

‘The Sabres’ previous hierarchy for years duped their naive owner and apologetic fan base into believing everything was under control. Meanwhile, the organization was buried in a pile of rubble. The truth was left somewhere in the ruins.’

Enroth stays low-key while trade clock ticks

‘“I don’t really think about it that much,” Enroth said. “Ryan is still a Sabre here, so I’m just trying to be professional about it and take it as it comes.”’

Late-game heroics help Sabres down Bruins, earn goalie Jhonas Enroth rare win

‘“It only makes a guy better, gives the guy his confidence,” captain Steve Ott said following the Sabres’ dramatic 5-4 overtime win, Enroth’s first triumph since Oct. 25. “He was showing off his medal today. It was pretty amazing to hold it and see it. I’m just so happy for him to be a part of that team.”’

Thursday’s Boston Coverage

In seconds, the Bruins are losers (Boston Globe)
Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson try to find their legs (Boston Globe)
B’s start on wrong foot (Boston Herald)
Bergy battles Olympic jet lag (Boston Herald)
Bruins’ Rust, Mistakes Outweigh Positives In Overtime Loss To Sabres (NESN)
Loui Eriksson Looks Good In First Post-Olympic Game Aside From Late Turnover (NESN)
Talking Points: Sabres 5, Bruins 4 (OT) (CSN New England)
Haggerty’s thoughts from Bruins’ 5-4 OT loss to Sabres (CSN New England)
Rust Wears Off in Buffalo, But High Standards Don’t (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

D’Agostini lifts Sabres to 5-4 OT win over Bruins

‘After squandering a 3-1 lead, the Sabres rallied for two goals in the span of 75 seconds to steal away a 5-4 overtime victory. D’Agostini sealed it by outracing a flat-footed Chara to a loose puck and scoring on a partial breakaway 22 seconds into the extra period.’

Buffalo 5, Boston 4 (OT)

‘”It feels good to just contribute,” D’Agostini said. “You get your chances and playing good is one thing, but to get a goal to help the team win feels pretty good.”‘

D’Agostini, Sabres cut down Bruins in OT

‘Maybe the Olympic break was just what the hard-luck Buffalo Sabres needed.’

D’Agostini gives Sabres 5-4 OT win over Boston

‘It was not the prettiest of efforts again by Jhonas Enroth, but I am still very curious to see how he reacts in net if he indeed becomes “the guy” when/if Ryan Miller is traded by this time next week.’