The Sabres Report - October 26, 2014

Sabres’ hard work pays off with a win   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres learned a few things – good and bad – during their six-day trip through California. They know they don’t have the skill to beat elite clubs such as Anaheim and Los Angeles, but they can at least compete if they bring an effort.’

Foligno to center, Hodgson back to wing   

Buffalo News:

‘“It’s different,” Foligno said in SAP Center. “When you’re on the wing, you’re mostly on the wall, protecting your side of the ice. When you’re center, you’re kind of all over. You’re protecting both sides, and you’re up and down.’

Sunday's San Jose Coverage

Sharks lose to Buffalo, drop fourth straight (San Jose Mercury News)
Can things get any worse for Sharks than that Buffalo loss? (San Jose Mercury News)
Photo gallery (San Jose Mercury News)
Sharks fall to Sabres, losing streak at 4 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sharks need to ‘look in the mirror’ after loss to Sabres (CSN Bay Area)
Instant Replay: Sharks falter in third, fall to Sabres 2-1 (CSN Bay Area)
Sharks sellout streak ends at 205 (CSN Bay Area)
Sharks vs Sabres Infographic (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Hodgson helps Sabres beat Sharks 2-1   


‘”The last three games in particular, our work ethic is improving,” Sabres’ coach Ted Nolan said. “As a result our play is getting better. One thing we learned, hopefully, is if you work, good things happen. That’s the way we’re going to have to win this season.”‘

Buffalo 2, San Jose 1   

The Sports Network:

‘”It’s a huge win for me and everybody on this team. We worked really hard for this,” Neuvirth offered.’

Sabres know way to win in San Jose   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”If we’re going to win any games, that’s the way we’re going to have to win them,” Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said. “It’s going to be low scoring games, it’s going to take some ugly goals.”‘

Sabres Edge Sharks 2-1   


‘Michal Neuvirth stood tall in net, stopping 29 shots while his counterpart, Stalock, made 13 saves. The win marked Buffalo’s seventh straight over San Jose, dating back to January 23, 2010. The Sabres have one more stop to make before heading home. Buffalo will visit Toronto on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Hear the call on WGR 550 with Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray.’

Sabres' offense turns quickly   


‘”That’s the thing about this kind of group,” said Deslauriers. “We know we don’t have all the skills to win 7-0, or something like that, but I think all the boys want to work and we want to change something here for the team and the city.”‘

Sabres score two in third period, top slumping Sharks

‘”We’re a tough team,” Nolan said. “If we’re going to win any games, that’s the way we’re going to have to win them. It’s going to be low-scoring games; it’s going to take some ugly goals. It’s going to hit somebody and bounce. You might be able to tap it in, like Deslauriers’ goal. It was a floater to the net, just became available in front of the net. We’re not going to be a highlight-reel type of team with goals that you watch afterwards. It’s going to be goals like that.”‘

Sabres sustain success in San Jose

‘“We just wanted to change it up a little bit at the end. Just to get their minds off the constant pressure they were throwing at us,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “It worked.”’

Sunday's Rochester Coverage

Amerks fall to Adirondack (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Rookies lead the way for Flames (Glen Falls Post Star)
Photo gallery (Glen Falls Post Star)
Amerks fall to Flames, 7-3, to close out weekend home-and-home series (
Flames 7 Americans 3 (

The Sabres Report - October 25, 2014

Sabres desperate to find the net, get some wins   

Buffalo News:

‘Not much was expected from the Sabres this season, and so far they’ve delivered in extraordinary fashion.’

Saturday's San Jose Coverage

Sabres-Sharks Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (1-7-0) at San Jose Sharks (4-3-1) (The Sports Network)
Sabres hope to continue success vs. Sharks (

Sabres shake up lines in San Jose

‘Nolan said Reinhart will play against the Sharks on Saturday.’

Saturday's Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks sink Adirondack Flames (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Photo gallery (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Adirondack Flames remain winless on road (Glen Falls Post Star)
Grigorenko, Armia, shine in Amerks’ win (WGR-AM)
Grigorenko, Armia lead Amerks to 4-1 win over Adirondack (
Flames 1 Americans 4 (