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   

SabreSpace.com:

Sabres-Sharks Preview (AP)
Sabres hope to continue success vs. Sharks (NHL.com)

Sabres shake up lines in San Jose   

Sabres.com:

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

Saturday's Rochester Coverage   

SabreSpace.com:

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 lead Amerks to 4-1 win over Adirondack (Amerks.com)
Flames 1 Americans 4 (AdirondackFlames.com)

The Sabres Report - October 24, 2014

Kings press advantage over Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘“It’s frustrating,” said Sabres right wing Chris Stewart, who had a game-high seven shots. “It’s three games and no goals, and that’s a big problem. Especially against teams like this, you’ve got to score goals.”‘

Like father, like son for Nolans   

Buffalo News:

‘“He’s pretty honest,” Jordan Nolan said Thursday. “He’s pretty black and white, but he’s also always pushing me to get better and always there to support me if I have something to talk about. If I’m not working hard, that’s his main thing. He’ll let me know.”’

Friday's Los Angeles Coverage   

SabreSpace.com:

Kings earn fifth straight win with 2-0 shutout of Buffalo Sabres (Los Angeles Times)
What we learned from the Kings’ 2-0 victory over the Sabres (Los Angeles Times)
Quick, Kings have little trouble with Sabres (Orange County Register)
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings blank Buffalo Sabres and make a bit of team history (Torrance Daily Breeze)
It’s Nolan vs. Nolan as Los Angeles Kings face Buffalo Sabres (Torrance Daily Breeze)
Quick passes Vachon in shutout of Sabres (Fox Sports West)
Father and son to square off when Kings face Sabres (Fox Sports West)
Kings zero Sabres, Quick nabs shutout milestone (LAKings.com)
Photo gallery (LAKings.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0   

AP:

‘”Our last couple of games, our effort has been a lot better,” Ted Nolan said. “Everything starts with work. The first five or six games, the effort wasn’t there. And now the last couple of games, the effort is there.”‘

Los Angeles 2, Buffalo 0   

The Sports Network:

‘The Sabres, meanwhile, continue to struggle on the young season. Buffalo has lost four straight, including seven of eight games overall, and it has been shutout in three of the last four.’

Quick blanks Sabres, set Kings' shutout record   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Buffalo’s lone victory was a 4-3 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 14. Since then, the Sabres were shut out three times. They managed a goal in a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. They also are 0-for-27 on power plays, failing to score on three occasions against Los Angeles.’

Sabres Fall in LA 2-0   

WGR-AM:

‘The Sabres certainly did not fold in the third period, as they put forth a strong effort with multiple shots on Jonathan Quick. Two mid-period power play opportunities put some pressure on LA, but Quick was equal to the task, including a fantastic pad stop on Tyler Myers as he ripped one from the slot. Not much action for the rest of the period however, as the Kings defense clamped down, and they sealed away a 2-0 victory.’

Sabres' have effort, but still have trouble with goals   

WGR-AM:

‘The hustle has been good to see on back to back nights, but they’re never going to win until they figure out the goal scoring.’

Kings blank Sabres; Quick sets team shutout record   

NHL.com:

‘”We got enough guys in here that have played a lot of hockey games,” forward Torrey Mitchell said. “We’re just frustrated .Whether or not we’re doing the right things and playing well … if we’re not getting two points then we didn’t do the right things.”‘

Sabres' scorers come up empty in L.A.   

Sabres.com:

‘“I think our intention’s there, our work ethic’s there. We’re not doing the smart things right now,” Nolan said.’

Friday's Rochester Coverage   

SabreSpace.com:

Amerks’ Dan Catenacci takes to new role (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Amerks assign MacKenzie to Elmira Jackals (Amerks.com)