Moulson scores SO winner, Sabres top Leafs 1-0 in pre-season

‘Nilsson stopped 23 shots in regulation and overtime plus all four Toronto shooters. Meanwhile, Toronto goalies Garret Sparks and Kasimir Kaskisuo combined to stop all 38 Buffalo shots in regulation and overtime. Kaskisuo had stopped the first three Buffalo shooters before Moulson’s winner.’

What should the Sabres pay Rasmus Ristolainen?

‘It puts Buffalo general manager Tim Murray at a bit of a crossroads. There’s no denying the scoring impact Ristolainen had last year, and at the age of 21, there’s all the room in the world for him to make big strides in the next few years.’

Sabres Top Leafs in Shootout 1-0

‘Buffalo went 0 for 5 on the power play on Thursday and the team is now 0 for 16 with the man advantage during the preseason.’

Sabres’ Nylander hopes he faces his brother

‘Will is older than Alex and has seen some NHL time. Alex said, “He’s helped me a lot, we’ve both been really competitive since we’ve played a lot of other sports too, so we really like to win and help each other get better each and every day.”’

Sabres’ Ristolainen has shown up without a deal

‘It looks like Ristolainen doesn’t want to sit home and wants to be working with his teammates. Bylsma said, “I think it’s great. The contract negotiation is between Tim and the agent and obviously Rasmus is involved, but he wants to be back on the ice with his teammates and that’s a good thing.”’

5 observations from Sabres 1-0 win over Leafs

‘Thursday against the Leafs, Hudson Fasching was the bear and the Leafs were the fish. He dominated possession behind the net and generated multiple scoring chances throughout the game.’

Matt Moulson gives Sabres win in shootout

‘Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson made stopped four shots in the shootout and made 23 saves in regulation for the shutout.’

Michigan town gets to be Hockeyville USA for day

‘”Our community is limited in size and population,” he said. “Costs of these kind of things have gone up, so the budget has gotten more and more challenging even just to keep the place going. Lakeview Arena is 43 years old. When I first came to town, it was a pretty new facility, and you sort of don’t realize over the years what happens, but the reality is it was deteriorating badly. The roof leaked. The boards were worn. The glass was beat up; you couldn’t see through it. The compressors were shot. The dehumidification system couldn’t keep the ice hard. So that’s how we are spending the money.”‘

Nilsson Earns Shutout In Shootout Win Over Leafs

‘”He was rock solid,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. “I think he wants to prove he can be in the net and be a capable goaltender when he gets the opportunity. He’s had two opportunities to this point. He’s been really good in both of them and looked real capable. It gives you a comfortable feeling.”‘

Jack is Back: Fresh off World Cup, Eichel oozes confidence for second season with the Sabres

‘“You just become more comfortable with things. I think you can say the same thing for both of us,” Eichel said, referring Reinhart. “Year One, there’s that little bit of shyness to start the year. I think we both obviously came along and I think for the most part it says a lot about the guys in the room. They made us feel comfortable from Day One and I think that’s what allowed us to be successful on the ice and enjoy our time here. I think that’s important and for me and Sam it’s important we do that for the younger guys.”’

No first-day jitters as Dmitry Kulikov joins Sabres camp

‘”He’s definitely hard to play against because he’s looking to hit,” said Sabres forward Tyler Ennis. “He’s a left-handed shot, which we needed, and I’m looking forward to having him in the lineup. He was a good World Cup player and we’re happy to have him.”‘

Jack Eichel sets bar high for Sabres

‘Eichel looked confident and relaxed during his 12-minute chat with the media, discussing the World Cup, his goals for the upcoming season and joking about his roommate, winger Sam Reinhart. He sounded like a 10-year veteran.’

Dmitry Kulikov finally joins Sabres

‘“It hasn’t been long since the World Cup,” Kulikov said. “I just needed a little adjustment to come back and hit the reset switch and get ready for training camp. First practice is out of the way, I’m learning the system, video, getting to know the guys here in the locker room.”’

Sabres’ Jack Eichel happy to be part of history at World Cup of Hockey

‘“It’s been a hit,” Eichel said this afternoon following his first practice with the Sabres. “Looking at the way the tournament has been received, there’s been a lot of buzz around it, which is great. I think, as a league, we definitely want to keep doing that.”‘

Bylsma impressed with Baptiste’s strong start with Sabres

‘“We called up 14 different players last year,” Bylsma said. “We’re going to have 22 or 23 people on the roster at the start of the hockey season, but I see our team at 32, 34 players deep.”’