The Sabres Report - October 31, 2014

Decision time for Reinhart; Zadorov in limbo   

Buffalo News:

‘“They have made it clear that the overriding consideration will be what is in Sam’s best interests from a developmental point of view,” Reinhart’s agent, Craig Oster, said via email.’

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.’

Marchand goal foils Sabres in overtime   

Buffalo News:

‘Realists know Buffalo needs to play a near-perfect game in order to win. The Sabres certainly weren’t perfect in overtime, which is why the folks who visit First Niagara Center are still looking to celebrate a victory.’

Staying in NHL is best for Reinhart’s future   

Buffalo News:

‘Murray might want to consider sending half of his roster to Moose Jaw considering how the Sabres have played this season. They were outshot again Thursday, this time 37-15, and yet it passed for a better performance by their standards. Drew Stafford scored on the power play, marking two firsts with one goal.’

The Sabres Report - October 30, 2014

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.’

Boston 3 Buffalo 2 (OT)   

The Sports Network:

‘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.’

Bruins 3, Sabres 2 (OT)   

The Sports Xchange:

‘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.’

Sending the Sabres Zadorov to junior is complicated   


‘Bulldog then asked if the KHL has to approve Zadorov going to London. Murray said, “There’s a transfer agreement that has to be signed by the player and the KHL team, yes.”’

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.’

Tyler Myers stands tall again for Buffalo Sabres   

Edmonton Journal:

‘The Sabres want six-foot-five winger Anthony Mantha or 2014 first-round forward Dylan Larkin in any package from Detroit for the six-foot-seven Myers.’

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.”‘

Sabres pay the price for another bad game   

Buffalo News:

‘“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   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“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 (