The Sabres Report - October 21, 2014

It’s all about learning for Reinhart   

Buffalo News:

‘“You can only be told so many times what it’s like to try and move up into the league and until you experience it, you don’t really get a first-hand view of what it’s like,” Reinhart said.’

Sabres set to retire Hasek’s ‘39’ on Jan. 13   

Buffalo News:

‘It is the seventh jersey that the Sabres have retired. Hasek joins Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990), Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995), Rene Robert (No. 14 retired in 1995), Tim Horton (No. 2, retired in 1996), Danny Gare (No. 18, retired in 2005) and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16 retired in 2006).’

Looking for sea change on long road trip   

Buffalo News:

‘“Yeah for sure,” Sabres captain Brian Gionta said. “We’ve got an extra day going out a day early. You need that time. A lot of new guys, a lot of new faces. Time to get the guys together for some dinner and kinda get to know each other a little more and relax a bit.”’

Sabres still can't score goals   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Four Sabres have scored this season. Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and Zemgus Girgensons all have two goals. Torrey Mitchell has one. That’s it.’

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 on Jan. 13 prior to Red Wings game   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The Czech will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17. The Sabres inducted him into their Hall of Fame on March 29.’

Sabres try to rebound out west

‘“No one’s happy with where we’re at but again, this a good opportunity for our team and our coaching staff to kind of get away from Buffalo here for a little bit,” Sabres defenseman Mike Weber said. “Go regroup, go be together as a team in here and battle and win on the road. Because a team that can battle and win on the road is a team that can come home and have success too.”’

The Sabres Report - October 20, 2014

Statistics do a number on Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres have scored a paltry seven times in six games (they are credited with eight as a team counting their shootout winner in Carolina). Their average of 1.17 per game is 29th in the NHL and ahead of only Florida’s 1.0. Only five teams entered Sunday even below 2.2.’

Sabres' Zadorov remains in limbo   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Here’s the issue: Zadorov, as a European, can’t be sent back to the London Knights, his junior team, because he doesn’t have a release from the Russian club that owns his rights. The Sabres don’t believe Zadorov’s ready to play in the NHL yet. But if they don’t keep him, they lose control of him to St. Petersburg, a KHL team. They clearly don’t want him developing out of their grasp thousands of miles away in Russia.’

The Sabres Report - October 19, 2014

Sabres shut out for second straight night at home   

Buffalo News:

‘“We have to figure it out,” center Cody Hodgson said. “It can’t go on like this.”’

After slow start, Bruins starting to show signs of life   

Buffalo News:

‘“The attitude and focus was there in previous games but the attention to detail and really taking care of our own zone was better,” said Chara. “We always build our offense from our strong defense and that was obviously the key tonight.”’

Reinhart gets his first ‘healthy scratch’   

Buffalo News:

‘“Why do you sit out anybody? It’s one of those things,” Nolan said Saturday morning. “He’s a young player and still learning. We’ll let him watch a game and see how he comes from that.’

Sabres still seeking respect after falling to Bruins, 4-0   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The Sabres have seven scores in six games. Only four players have scored a goal. Their power play is zero of 22.’

Top Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart sits against Bruins   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“Why do you sit out anybody?” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “It’s one of those things. He’s a young player and still learning. So we’ll let him watch a game and see how he comes from that.”’

Sunday's Boston Coverage

Defensemen drive Bruins’ shutout of Sabres (Boston Globe)
Milan Lucic apologizes for lewd gesture in Montreal (Boston Globe)
Bruins feast on Sabres in shutout (Boston Herald)
Lucic apologizes for lewd gesture (Boston Herald)
Bruins get back on track on road trip (ESPN Boston)
Milan Lucic apologizes for gesture (ESPN Boston)
Bruins’ Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture (AP)
Bruins F Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture (The Sports Xchange)
Dougie Hamilton, Bruins Defensemen Lead Offense In Win Over Sabres (NESN)
Niklas Svedberg Earns Shutout Win To End Successful Road Trip (NESN)
Bruins dominate Sabres in 4-0 shutout (CSN New England)
B’s D-men team up for scoring bonanza vs. Sabres (CSN New England)
Swede Emotion Line leading the way for Bruins (CSN New England)
Miller knocked out of win with upper body injury (CSN New England)
Talking Points: Bruins 4, Sabres 0 (CSN New England)
B’s Beginning to Rediscover Identity with 4-0 Win Over Sabres (
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Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins' win over Sabres   


‘”The one thing about scoring, it’s like the weather,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “Sometimes it’s there and sometimes it’s not. It’s bad. Right now, it’s bad.”‘