Red Wings rally to defeat Sabres

‘”We had a great first period, maybe our best period of the year,” Ennis said. “But it sounds like a broken record, we took some penalties and they came out strong in the second.”‘

Zetterberg, Red Wings Rally For 6-4 Win

‘Buffalo took the surprising three-goal lead into the first intermission, outshooting Detroit 8-5, but the Red Wings stormed back in the second.’

Sabres get off to a very fast start, but..

‘”Kind of bipolar,” said Ennis. “We had a great first period, maybe our best period of the year. Then, I kind of sound like a broken record, but we took some penalties and gave them a chance to get back in it. They came on strong and took it to us in the second.”‘

Zetterberg’s hat trick leads Red Wings past Sabres

‘The Red Wings outshot the Sabres 9-1 in the second period and Buffalo had seven shots over the final 40 minutes.’

Buffalo heads into All-Star break after defeat in Detroit

‘“It’s almost like one of those poison pills now. Every time it happens, we just cringe and we haven’t got no confidence in our penalty killing unit right now,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “When that happened, it was really a momentum changer. But you can’t go through a hockey [game] mistake-free. There’s going to be mistakes and there are going to be some things we shouldn’t do. It’s just one of those things.”’

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks defeat Oklahoma City (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Barons lose a wild game to Americans 8-7 (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)
Amerks top Barons in wild 8-7 shootout win (Amerks.com)
Amerks overcome late deficit, beat OKC in shootout (OKCBarons.com)

Sunday’s Detroit Coverage

Sabres-Red Wings Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (14-29-3) at Detroit Red Wings (25-11-9) (The Sports Network)
Sabres look to avoid 11th straight loss vs. Red Wings (NHL.com)

Sabres fall to Flyers, 4-3

‘The Sabres fell to 1-13-1 in the last 15 games, and they also fell to 30th in the 30-team NHL. Edmonton beat Florida in a shootout to tie the Sabres with 31 points, but the Oilers lead in regulation/overtime victories, 9-8.’

A taint on the sport any way you cut it

‘I can picture Tim Murray sitting in his office with a sinister look behind those glasses and a laugh heard to HarborCenter at what he’s concocting. This is the rookie GM’s first team and it’s pitiful. But yes, I know. We should celebrate what it will mean down the road. Especially now that the “goal” has been reached, at least for one night.’

Sabres’ Gionta should be ready after break

‘“Two more days then we have the All-Star break, and he’s ready to go for the rest of the year versus taking that little risk now,” coach Ted Nolan said in First Niagara Center. “We don’t think it’s worth it. Eight to 10 days and he’ll be 100 percent.’

Vanek still finding his way in the Wild

‘“Maybe he put too much on himself, but ultimately it’s where he wanted to be,” Pominville said. “It’s where he wanted to play. The fans wanted him there. The talk throughout last year, honestly, anytime I went out somewhere and got recognized, that was one of the first things people would ask me: ‘When is Van coming? Is he coming?’”’

Sabres start strongly, fall to Flyers late

‘The Sabres, who start a five-game road trip tonight in Detroit, have never lost 11 straight games in their 44-year history.’

Phil Varone running out of time to impress Sabres

‘Varone scored both goals in a 5-2 loss in Carolina on Jan. 8. Recalls only have six goals this season. Still, when asked if Varone had done anything special to stand out this month, Nolan replied with one word. “No,” he said bluntly.’

Sunday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers snap scoring drought and defeat Sabres (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Zepp a feel-good story in a lost season (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Flyers break goalless drought, edge lowly Buffalo Sabres (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Team open for trades, not interested in tanking for McDavid or Eichel (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Chris VandeVelde, Flyers’ fourth line come up big in win over Sabres (Trenton Times)
Flyers avoid dubious history, stop Buffalo Sabres 4-3 (Trenton Times)
Flyers top Sabres to end 6-game road losing skid (CSN Philadelphia)
Instant Replay: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (CSN Philadelphia)
Photo gallery (PhiladelphiaFlyers.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

VandeVelde’s goal lifts skidding Flyers over Sabres

‘Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals, and Tyler Ennis added one for Buffalo, which became the first team since the 2006 Pittsburgh Penguins to lose 10 consecutive games in regulation, according to STATS.’