Boston 4, Buffalo 0

‘”I thought we had good spurts of pressure. We have to continue to find ways to get pucks at the net,” said Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.’

Bruins’ defense shuts down Sabres

‘”The way we came out, especially playing last night, I was really happy with our effort,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “We get a couple breaks, you never know how it is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m never happy with losing, I never will be.”‘

Sabres shut out again, 4-0 Bruins

‘The Bruins controlled the play for much of the middle stanza, helped in part by their 12-5 edge in shots on goal. However, the Sabres did have three more power play chances and did not score on any of them. Cody Hodgson took the team’s lone minor when he was called for hooking.’

The Sabres do play better

‘Buffalo is 0-5 on the power play and it makes you wonder how this game changes if the Sabres would’ve broken through on a 25 year old goalie making his third career start when they had the man advantage.’

Hamilton, Svedberg lift Bruins past Sabres

‘”The coaches are drawing up plays. We’re getting chances. That’s working,” forward Cody Hodgson said. “We’re getting shots on net. At least we’re competing and battling and getting to the net. That’s the difference between winning and losing right now, banging a couple in.”‘

Despite more shots, Sabres blanked again

‘Buffalo has had trouble getting shots on net, but they were able to put a season-high 32 shots on Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg. But they weren’t able to get one past him and Svedberg earned the first shutout of his career.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks top Toronto Marlies (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Rochester Americans rout Marlies, 4-1, in AHL (CP)
Amerks cruise to 4-1 win over Marlies (

Saturday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins-Sabres Preview (AP)
Boston Bruins (2-4-0) at Buffalo Sabres (1-4-0) (The Sports Network)
Sabres, Bruins seek to end early-season slumps (

Lethargic Sabres fall prey to Panthers

‘Pity the folks at First Niagara Center who have endured three home games and have seen the Sabres score just two goals so far while losing all of them. The latest was a 1-0 loss to the Florida Panthers before an announced crowd of 17,864.’

Position shuffle doesn’t faze Hodgson

‘“Honestly I just like playing, no matter where,” Hodson said Friday morning. “Center or wing. Left wing or right wing. It doesn’t matter. I’m playing with good players no matter where I play. It didn’t work out at wing right away but you never know. It could go back to that.”’

Sabres sleepwalk through 1-0 loss at home

‘The Sabres are 1-4 this season and heading nowhere fast.’

Sabres speedster Torrey Mitchell showcasing simply style

‘“Sometimes when you simplify things, you’re more effective,” Mitchell said. “Obviously, I play a pretty simple game. Trying not to do anything fancy out there is a big part of my game. It works for me. I’ve been doing it for years.”‘

Saturday’s Florida Coverage

Roberto Luongo’s shutout gives Florida Panthers first win of season (Miami Herald)
Photo gallery (Miami Herald)
Panthers and Roberto Luongo blank Sabres 1-0 for first win of season (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Top two picks, Aaron Ekblad and Sam Reinhart, in two different places (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Panthers’ Luongo gets 67th shutout, 1-0 vs Sabres

‘The Sabres haven’t scored against Florida in 132:24, dating back three games to Jan. 21.’

Florida 1, Buffalo 0

‘”We were able to create some chances tonight, but we just couldn’t get anything through,” said Buffalo forward Chris Stewart. “We feel good with what we’re doing, and if we work hard we’ll get things together.”‘