Amerks’ Tyson Strachan offers Sabres depth

‘“I’d be lying to say those things don’t come into your mind,” Strachan said earlier this month inside KeyBank Center. “Obviously, you think about everything that’s possible. At the end of the day, you’re confident. There’s nothing you can do about it other than just get yourself prepared.”’

Thursday’s Vancouver Coverage

Canucks Game Day (Vancouver Province)
Unbeaten Canucks host upstart Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canucks (

Sabres continue to refine special teams

‘“We start with the puck we get a chance to get it down ice, and that’s really the starting point of your penalty kill” Gorges said. “If you can disrupt them coming through the ice, force them to make tough plays at the blue line or dump pucks in it gives us an opportunity to go get pucks and keep them on the run.”’

Miller likely won’t play against Sabres

‘Wednesday Miller told reporters that he will backup Jacob Markstrom duringThursday’s game against the Sabres, after feeling some tightness the last few days. “It’s not an injury,” Miller started. “It’s more of a muscle that didn’t want to settle down.”’

Three games in, Sabres are excelling on special teams

‘Through three games, Buffalo is a perfect 9-for-9 on the penalty kill (one of three perfect teams remaining along with Florida and Minnesota), while their 25-percent conversion rate on the power-play (4-for-16) ranks eighth in the League.’

Thursday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks Announce Roster Moves (

Sabres filled with frustration after Flames burn them in OT

‘Of course, the Sabres felt Monahan shouldn’t have even been on the ice at that point. A few seconds before the goal, he got the puck away from Sam Reinhart by drilling the Buffalo winger from behind into the end boards. Referee Brad Meier simply stood and watched.’

Flames Johnson on meeting Sabres: ‘This is going to be fun’

‘Now wearing a Calgary sweatsuit, there were hugs, handshakes and high-fives all around as the Sabres noticed their former goaltender serving as their greeter. Buffalo goaltending coach Andrew Allen stopped for several minutes as Johnson chatted with each player who walked by.’

Quick Hits: Flames 4, Sabres 3 (OT)

‘The home team has won 17 of the last 19 meetings in the series.’

Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres

‘”It’s always exciting and always fun to play against some of your friends and beat them all over the ice,” he said.’

Wednesday’s Calgary Coverage

Flames notch first win of season, downing Sabres 4-3 (Calgary Herald)
Photo gallery (Calgary Herald)
Rookie Matthew Tkachuk contributes to Flames win with highlight-reel goal, timely hits (Calgary Sun)
Monahan’s overtime tally gives Flames win over Sabres (
Johnson’s Saddledome debut one to remember (
Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Monahan has overtime winner for Flames as Calgary earns first win of season

‘”I don’t think there’s many positives to take at all,” said O’Reilly. “Our compete level, our execution was just embarrassing. That’s not the way we want to be. We want to be a consistent team. We have to be a lot better.”‘

Monahan’s OT goal lifts Flames past Sabres

‘”We’ve got to play better,” Lehner said. “We got away from our game plan a little bit. To be fair, Calgary kept going. I think we gave them a little bit too much.”‘

Flames Prevail Over Sabres 4-3 in OT

‘Chad Johnson, playing against his former team for the first time, allowed 2 goals on 8 shots to start the game. Johnson finished with 18 saves. Robin Lehner made 30 saves on 34 shots.’

From the Locker Room: Sabres-Flames

‘”Has to be a call there. [Monahan] hits [Reinhart] from behind. It’s fairly clear. We get judged day by day, I think it was a terrible ref performance today. Terrible. Absolutely terrible.”‘