Bogosian’s OT goal sends Sabres past Canadiens

‘”That’s something our team has done really well, is stay in the game, stay emotionally attached to the game,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. “They got the goal to go up in the second and they made it tough on us. Tough times there through the middle of the third period; it didn’t feel like we could get much generated, couldn’t get it going. But we stayed with it and come up with a face-off goal.”‘

Sabres recall D Nelson

‘The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Nelson, 24, has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 27 games for Rochester this season, including two goals and an assist in his last five contests.’

Lehner, Sabres Top Habs in OT 3-2

‘The goal marked Bogosian’s first of the season, and first since March 29, 2016.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-Canadiens

‘”Anytime you get into overtime, anything can happen. 3-on-3 hockey is pretty unpredictable with turnovers and guys trying to get on and off the ice, but it was a big save by [Lehner] to keep the game alive. Then we come back the next shift and get that goal, so it was a good team effort.”‘

5 Observations: Sabres top Canadiens 3-2 in OT

‘We just have to start with this. In less than ten minutes we saw two save of the year candidates from both goaltenders.’

Zach Bogosian gets Sabres past Canadiens in overtime

‘”That was a game-changer,” Price said about Lehner’s save.’

Lehner makes spectacular save in OT win over Habs

‘Radulov tried the same move a third time, now dropping a pass back to Alex Galchenyuk, and Lehner was as ready as he could be. He dove to his left and snagged Galchenyuk’s shot with his glove, proceeding to hold his glove into the air while he laid on the ice like an outfielder who’d just made a diving catch.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Bailey extends goal scoring streak in Amerks win (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Bailey scores again as Amerks tame Wolf Pack (
Second-period Rochester goals sink Pack, 3-1 (

Saturday’s Montreal Coverage

Buffalo Sabres at Canadiens, 7 p.m.: Five things you should know (Montreal Gazette)
A lot has changed since Habs, Sabres last met (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canadiens (
Game Preview: Sabres @ Canadiens (

Determined O’Reilly wills Sabres to needed win

‘“I’ve got to be one of the key guys that has to be a leader on the stat sheet,” O’Reilly said. “In the room, I’ve got to be a voice. If we want to get back and get in the playoffs – which is possible – it’s going to be tough, and it’s got to start with myself first and go from there.”’

Mike Harrington: Hard-earned win is nice but soft ‘D’ remains major issue

‘But from this view, even in the nice glow of a hard-earned win, the defense corps that General Manager Tim Murray presented to Bylsma hasn’t been remotely good enough and that’s the biggest red flag to this entire mess. Now it’s even thinner without McCabe, clearly its No. 2 guy.’

Sabres Notebook: When McCabe went down, defense adjusted

‘“Any time you lose one of the guys in the back end, especially a guy that plays the big minutes like Jake does, you come together as a group,” defenseman Cody Franson said. “You know that everybody is going to play with everybody, so you prepare yourself mentally for that.”’

Sabres Notebook: Vanek finds his niche with Red Wings

‘“The only thing that’s changed is I’ve made a lot more friends over the years,” Vanek said about the number of moves in the last four years. “Buffalo is awesome. I always say it to other people. Before Kyle signed here I talked to him. I said you’re going to love it. It’s a great place. Did I want to leave? No. But again at the time I just didn’t know which direction the franchise was going. I had a few questions. None of them got answered so I guess I was selfish and wanted to move on.’

Quick hits: Sabres 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)

‘Anders Nilsson made 32 saves to improve to 6-1-1 at home.’

Inside the Sabres: Robin Lehner, his Trump mask, the backlash

‘“I admire a lot of things about the guy,” Lehner said. “You know what? I don’t like a lot of things, too. But I also recognize we’re all humans. People are looking for this perfect-world type human being – robots, I guess, to rule. You know what? We’re all flawed.’