The Sabres Report - February 13, 2016

Sabres take back home edge, beating Habs   

Buffalo News:

‘“There’s excitement and a lot of thinking about what to do,” said Foligno, who has six goals on the season. “You don’t have much time to think about it. You’re up and you’ve got to go. It’s only you. It’s a lot of pressure but it’s fun pressure and it was great to score that one.”’

Habs remain hopeful Price will be back   

Buffalo News:

‘“There’s going to be a lot of speculation,” Therrien said after the Canadiens had a morning skate at First Niagara Center on Friday. “People will speculate about ‘what I hear from different people.’ But that’s our market.’

Quick Hits: Sabres 6, Canadiens 4   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres have been outscored, 16-10, in the last three games but this victory snapped an 0-2-2 skid. The loss snapped Montreal’s three-game winning streak, which came after a 5-20-1 collapse that marked the Habs’ worst stretch of play since 1940.’

Marcus Foligno stars in Sabres’ wild win over Canadiens   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“You noticed the different atmosphere with the number of Montreal fans,” Bylsma said. “I kind of felt that with them scoring the first goal. That didn’t feel so good with fans cheering in your building that way. I know it spurred me on. I didn’t want to have that happen again.”’

Sabres believe Flyers’ Radko Gudas targeted Dan Catenacci   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“I mean, that guy’s an idiot, and that’s all I can say,” Foligno said. “I mean, that guy, he’s been doing it for years … and gets away with a lot of cheap shots.”’

Foligno, Kane score twice in Sabres' 6-4 win over Canadiens   

AP:

‘Evander Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter, and the Sabres hung on after nearly squandering a 4-1 lead to snap a four-game skid and win for just the second time in 11 home games (2-7-2).’

Sabres outlast Canadiens at home   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”We wanted to keep the crowd into it,” Kane said. “There was a lot of Montreal fans in the building, we didn’t want them leaving early. So I thought we’d give them a couple back and keep it interesting until the end.”‘

Sabres Drop Canadiens 6-4   

WGR-AM:

‘The victory marked the Sabres’ first win on home ice since January 16, a 4-1 triumph over Washington.’

Sabres-Canadiens: From the Locker Room   

WGR-AM:

‘”It’s big, to generate some momentum here at home. This is what we need to kind of get points now and we’ve had games slip away here that shouldn’t have been. It’s something that we need to build off of.”‘

Foligno scores twice to help Sabres top Canadiens   

NHL.com:

‘Foligno had the first three-point game of his NHL career. He assisted on the first of Evander Kane’s two goals with 17.8 seconds left in the first period and scored two goals, including one on a penalty shot, in the second.’

FOLIGNO'S 3-POINT NIGHT LEADS SABRES PAST CANADIENS   

Sabres.com:

‘”I felt really engaged,” he said. “I felt that we and myself needed an answer after last night’s game and I just felt as a team we needed to bring it.”‘

The Sabres Report - February 12, 2016

Sabres place Catenacci on IR; call up Varone from minors   

AP:

‘The Sabres are already down three forwards after Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.’

Sabres place F Catenacci on IR   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Catenacci was evaluated for a concussion after he had his head down and did not see the hit coming from Gudas in Buffalo’s 5-1 loss at Philadelphia.’

Stamkos to Buffalo a possibility?   

WGR-AM:

‘According to generalfanager.com, the Sabres currently have $29,764,212 of cap space, and are projected to have $9,121,291 of cap space by the end of the season. Compared to all 30 NHL teams, the Sabres would have the fourth most room in the salary cap.’

Gudas will not be suspended   

WGR-AM:

‘One thing McCabe does have an issue with is Gudas, “I think you’ve got to know when he’s out there. I think he plays teetering that line. With his previous suspension, that speaks for itself. It’s one of those things you’ve got to be aware when he’s out there because he’ll come inside the dots and take a run at you.”’