Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1

‘Chris Stewart scored in the third period and Jhonas Enroth stopped 24 shots for Buffalo, which had its win streak snapped at three games.’

Jets continue winning ways on road in Buffalo

‘Right winger Chris Stewart scored for the Sabres (6-14-2), who were sluggish and saw a three-game winning streak come to an end. Enroth made 24 saves.’

Sabres fall to Winnipeg 2-1

‘The Sabres played a “twenty minute game” and it cost them.’

Sabres Fall to Jets 2-1

‘The second period started much like the first one ended, a lot of neutral zone play and not too many quality chances. The lone spark coming about halfway through the stanza as Mike Weber dropped the gloves with Anthony Peluso as the two scrapped along the boards.’

Sabres succumb to Jets’ special teams

‘Little now has 20 points (9+11) in 23 career games against the Sabres. Martin Frolik scored shorthanded to give the Jets a 2-0 lead 5:40 into the second and Sabres forward Chris Stewart brought the Sabres within striking distance when he scored his second of the season 5:30 into the third.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Grand Rapids’ Mark Zengerle enjoys time with folks in Gates (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Griffins notch 3-1 over Rochester, rematch set for Friday night (Grand Rapids Press)
Rocky times continue in Roch; Amerks lose 3-1 to Griffins (WGR-AM)
Lieuwen stops 34 shots as Amerks fall to Grand Rapids (Amerks.com)
Griffins top Amerks (GriffinsHockey.com)

Sabres building confidence

‘“It’s not a one-off win. It’s something we built,” Strachan said. “We built it on good fundamentals and bought into the system – and get a few wins under your belt, now you have that confidence you can do it night in, night out.”’

Gorges hopes for return for the Habs

‘“Obviously I’m pushing to be back as soon as possible, and I’m hoping this weekend for a bunch of different reasons, but right now it’s a day at a time,” Gorges said. “We’ll see how I feel tomorrow, and we’ll go for the next day. I’m ahead of schedule, but I’m not there yet.”’

Sabres’ Torrey Mitchell enjoying best stretch in years

‘Mitchell and his wingers, Brian Flynn and captain Brian Gionta, have all been good recently. The trio has quietly become the No. 2 line and helped buoy the Sabres to a three-game winning streak. The team hasn’t won four consecutive games since a five-game streak in March 2012.’

Sabres could use Patrick Kaleta at center

‘“He’s been waiting to get in,” Nolan said this afternoon inside the First Niagara Center. “So we’ll maybe see how that works.”’

Wednesday’s Winnipeg Coverage

Tonight: Jets @ Sabres (Winnipeg Free Press)
Jets-Sabres Preview (AP)
Winnipeg Jets (11-9-3) at Buffalo Sabres (6-13-2) (The Sports Network)
Sabres aim to extend win streak against Jets (NHL.com)

Gorges returns to practice

‘“As a player and as a competitor, you want to be out there. There’s nothing worse than sitting on the sidelines, watching your team go to battle without you,” he said. “To be able to go out there and get back into practice and do some drills – and just be out there with the guys – was encouraging for myself and we’ll push forward and push for tomorrow. We’ll see how things go then.”’

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ Leduc adapting to role at forward (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Sabres’ Mitchell earns his way to center stage

‘“Everything comes from how he works,” said captain Brian Gionta, who plays on Mitchell’s right side while Brian Flynn skates on the left. “He’s good all over the ice, whether it’s D-zone or not. The night against San Jose, he’s making good plays in the D-zone and it leads to a two-on-one for a goal.’

Hodgson, Myers have fond Quinn memories

‘“I just developed a lot of respect for him, the way he developed us coaching and the way he handled the players in the room,” Myers said. “Pat was a huge influence in the hockey world, a major icon. His passing, I’m sure, is going to affect a lot of people.”’