Archives for February 2014

Sabres look to improve against the Bruins

‘”It’s probably a big monkey off of Jhonas’s back,” said D’Agostini. “He’s been playing great. He just hasn’t gotten the bounces at the end of the games to get the “W”, so it’s good to get him one.”‘

Where does Miller go?

‘I’ve been talking up Washington for a while now. When the Capitals were here last at the end of January I started really thinking about them making sense for a big move. Acquiring Miller would be a big move. This idea has less to do with the Capitals being Ryan Miller away from a Stanley Cup run than it does with pressure I believe would be on their GM to do something dramatic.’

Sabres score late, then defeat Bruins in overtime

‘”Once I saw the puck go out, I could tell [Chara] didn’t know I’d be coming up from behind him,” D’Agostini said. “I think he just thought he had time to go back and retrieve the puck. I kind of just snuck up behind him. I heard their bench screaming. I tried a little sneak attack on him in there, so it was good that I got by him and snuck it through the pad.”‘

Enroth earns long-awaited victory against Bruins

‘“You never know who to go to in that situation,” Sabres forward Brian Flynn said. “[Enroth] battled all night and has all season. I think the boys felt good to get the win for him.”’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Bagnall and Ristolainen: Rochester’s winning combination (

Wednesday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins – Sabres preview: Back to normalcy for B’s (CSN New England)
Bruins-Sabres Preview (AP)
Boston Bruins (37-16-4) at Buffalo Sabres (16-34-8) (The Sports Network)
Bruins get back to work against Sabres (

Miller’s choice to say goodbye

‘“The route we’re looking at is to get value for him, to put him in a position to succeed,” said Murray, who called the goaltender a “good soldier” during his 12 seasons in Buffalo. “Players that treat you right and have played well and hard for you over the years, you try to do what’s best for them, too, as long as it fits into what you’re doing.”‘

Fans may have had last look at Miller at his goaltending best

‘“I’m going to be 34 this year and let’s be realistic,” Miller admitted after making 36 saves to steal a 3-2 win over Carolina. “There’s only a handful of guys who played effectively longer into their 30s.”‘

Ehrhoff finds some offense in 3-2 victory

‘“It had a lot to do with Millsie again,” Ehrhoff said. “He made some huge saves for us. He was very sharp. He was our best player again tonight and it wasn’t our best effort. It was a little sloppy at times, a little rust coming off the break probably. We have to make sure tomorrow we are cleaner on our plays.”’

GM Tim Murray looking to trade Ryan Miller, goalie understands long Sabres career might end soon

‘“Players that treat you right, play well and hard for you over the years, you try to do what’s best for them, too, as long as it fits into what you’re doing,” Murray said. “By trading Ryan to a contender … I think that certainly we’ve certainly not done a disservice to him and would help the organization in our own right.”’

Sabres tough guy John Scott subs as defenseman; Cody McCormick returns from finger injury

‘“Obviously, I wasn’t happy,” said Scott, who subbed for Henrik Tallinder and played beside Jamie McBain. “No one likes getting sent off from practice. I was having a tough practice and just kind of maybe overreacted a little bit and got a little upset. But it happens. Move on.”‘

Wednesday’s Carolina Coverage

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Ehrhoff scores 2 as Sabres beat Hurricanes 3-2

‘Ryan Miller played a key role in stopping the first 20 shots he faced and 36 overall in what might be the star goalie’s final game in Buffalo before the league’s trade deadline on March 5. Miller also assisted on both of Ehrhoff’s goals, while Drew Stafford also had two assists.’

Sabres interested in keeping Nolan

”’We’re along that path,” Murray said. ”We have discussed the possibility of moving forward. That’s all I’ll say.”’

Buffalo 3, Carolina 2

‘Ehrhoff also scored the first goal of the game, while Tyler Ennis added a marker for the Sabres, who had lost four straight entering the break. Ryan Miller stopped 36 shots.’