Bruins slip past Sabres 3-2 in OT

‘Marchand’s tying goal at 14:30 of the third period was reviewed after he redirected Loui Eriksson’s shot past Enroth with his hand. But the score stood.’

Sabres set to open doors of new hockey complex

‘”I’ll admit that exceeded our expectations,” HarborCenter president John Koelmel said. “We’re all the more amazed and all the more pleased with the incredible response that we’ve gotten. And we’ve yet to open our doors.”‘

Boston 3 Buffalo 2 (OT)

‘After a scoreless first, Buffalo opened the scoring in the second with its first power-play goal of the season, snapping an 0-for-33 start. Ennis emerged from behind the net and dished the puck to Stafford, who wristed a shot over the shoulder of Svedberg at 5:12.’

Marchand propels Bruins past Sabres

‘Center Tyler Ennis and right winger Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres (2-8-1). Goalie Jhonas Enroth made 34 saves.’

Marchand, Bruins Edge Sabres in OT 3-2

‘The Bruins tied it up at 14:30 of the third on Marchand’s second goal of the season. Loui Eriksson’s shot deflected off Marchand’s glove and was allowed to stand following an off-ice review. Marchand struck again just 1:20 into overtime, ripping a one-timer from the slot past Jhonas Enroth for the 3-2 Boston win.’

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in overtime

‘It seemed like a better, simpler effort was put in by the Sabres tonight. We heard plenty of talk from the locker room about playing a “simpler” game to be more successful. The shots on goal total is still not there, I do not think this is exactly the best game to hang you hat on, but it may be a place for the team to start from. I do like what I am hearing out of the room, as Paul Hamilton pointed out after last game. Josh Gorges getting mad is something that has been lacking for a few years, and now other players are following his lead. At the end of the night, however, Buffalo did not take advantage of the fact that half of the Bruins regular defense corps was out. There are still plenty of signs that this team still is not very good.’

Marchand’s second, in OT, lifts Bruins past Sabres

‘Marchand shot a one-timer high to the glove side of Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth after a pass from Reilly Smith from behind the net for his third goal of the season.’

Sabres unable to hold off Bruins in OT

‘“Lately, we’ve been sitting back in the third and it’s catching up to us,” Sabres forward Tyler Ennis, who had a goal and an assist, said.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ line is fluent in hockey (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Sabres pay the price for another bad game

‘“It’s very, very disturbing. It’s mind-baffling. This is our occupation. This is what we do for a profession, and we have to concentrate on what we do.”’

Hapless Sabres searching for answers with season unravelling

‘“Some people are very emotional, some are not,” Nolan said. “Right now, we got a quiet group of athletes. They’re not boisterous, they’re not loud. You don’t try to make something that’s not there. But you have to work with what’s there.”‘

Thursday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres thumbnails (Boston Globe)
Bruins-Sabres Preview (AP)
Boston Bruins (5-6-0) at Buffalo Sabres (2-8-0) (The Sports Network)
Sabres back home to face injury-plagued Bruins (

Nolan’s patience runs out with lethargic Sabres

‘”Now is the time where taking it easy is over now,” Nolan said, noting that he had purposefully given the Sabres a 10-game grace period. “We’ve got to go work. I’ll take full responsibility for that. Maybe I didn’t push them hard enough. But today’s the day we have to start.”‘

The Buffalo Sabres are a terrible team that is somehow getting worse

‘Even though nobody with the team will admit it, this season is all about being bad. Bad enough to finish in a spot where they can land one of Connor McDavid, the puck-destroying phenom that is a man against boys in the Ontario Hockey League and is already playing the occasional game in Buffalo, or American-born sensation Jack Eichel, currently doing his NHL prep work at Boston University. It’s been years since the NHL has had two prospects this hyped entering the league in the same year, and it truly is a year where it could pay off in the long-run to be terrible in the short-term.’

Sabres’s Nolan said the grace period is over

‘I’ve been around Nolan a long time and it’s been awhile since I’ve seen him that angry. He said, “It’s very, very disturbing, it’s mind baffling, this is our occupation, this is what we do for a profession and we have to concentrate on what we do, we don’t come here and just practice to practice, we’ve got to practice for skill to get better and the most important skill that people underestimate is the power of working and to me it’s a skill.”‘