Sabres-Bruins – From the Locker Room

‘”Honestly, I’m not disappointed with the loss right now. If I say something now, I’m going to be getting ****, that’s what’s disappointing. We have McGinn going down, he’s three yards ahead of where Marchand was and he was clipped. He didn’t get anything. Marchand, he what he does. It wasn’t even a penalty. He calls a penalty shot after a game like that it’s just… Honestly, I’m a nice guy, and both of those guys are good refs, but that was, oh my God I don’t know what to say even. It’s embarrassing. [The game] shouldn’t end like that. I might get fined or whatever, but it’s embarrassing.”‘

What the numbers say about re-signing Jamie McGinn

‘There are very few players who will hit the market this off-season that have played the same role as McGinn, even if there are quite a few who have produced at a similar level offensively and defensively. If the Sabres roll the dice with another player instead of McGinn, could they plug him into O’Reilly’s line and receive the same production or would there be a significant drop off? It is hard to say when the others haven’t played top minutes. There’s insurance in The Devil You Know.’

Bruins top Sabres on penalty shot

‘”We’re talking about a sequence of events of Jamie McGinn having, it’s not even a similar play, it’s a guy leaving his feet, taking him down on a breakaway,” Bylsma said. “I think there’s some interference on Zach Bogosian that allows Torey Krug to have a breakaway [in overtime]. And there’s no separation on the last play. Rasmus is right there with him, and the judgment of the referee awards a penalty shot, and I’m not sure I see it the same way.”‘

Sabres fall to Bruins on penalty shot in overtime

‘”It was a hell of a game. It was supposed to go to a shootout – it was going to go to a real shootout,” Lehner said. “It’s just inconsistent. In a game like that, you don’t call it and that’s what he did when there was just a few minutes left.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks shut out Binghamton (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
D’Amigo, Bailey lead Rochester past B-Sens (Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin)
Bailey, Lieuwen lead Amerks to 4-0 win over Binghamton (
B-Sens Blanked 4-0 By Amerks (

O’Reilly takes himself to the woodshed as scoring slump continues

‘“I’ve been very frustrated with myself the last few games,” O’Reilly said after preparing for Saturday’s game in Boston. “The last handful of them, I don’t think I’ve been anywhere near where I want to be. I’ve been terrible in my own end. I haven’t been creating as much offense. I don’t know if it was just maybe lucky early on in the season, but I think I have a lot to learn going forward.’

Ennis slowly works toward his return

‘“It’s moderated,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “His heart rate is restricted. He’s gone through some progressions of exercise. He progressed to skating.’

Robin Lehner becoming No. 1 goalie Sabres wanted

‘“He’s a big man,” Weber said. “He plays big. He plays a little angry. It’s nice and refreshing as a D-man to have a guy like that. It’s newer for me to have a guy back there that’s that involved vocally and physically in the game.”‘

Sabres recall Dan Catenacci from Amerks

‘Catenacci has often been one of the Sabres’ overlooked prospects. He has seven goals and 16 points in 36 games for the Amerks, including two goals and seven points in the last seven contests. Catenacci’s in his third AHL season.’

Saturday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres-Bruins Preview (AP)
Bruins go for sweep against Sabres (

What’s it like to be a rookie when: Jack Eichel

‘“Sometimes you can feel that pressure, and you get frustrated with yourself,” he says. “You want to make an impact and you want to be successful — I think that’s important. It’s a good trait. But sometimes I think I’m my biggest critic and a little too hard on myself. It’s important to give yourself a break and realize that things aren’t gonna happen overnight.”’

Sabres recall F Catenacci

‘Catenacci, 22, will be joining the Sabres for his first career recall.’

Sabres’ Bylsma explains shootout decisions

‘The biggest complaint the amateur coaches have is why isn’t Jack Eichel taking shootouts. Bylsma said, “He’s on the list, I had him fourth yesterday, but a lot of it is he’s had two attempts that he didn’t make and then we watch in practice and see how he’s doing in practice and if you haven’t been around for some of our lengthier ones, he’s been at the end a fair amount of times and you’d like to see that shot and that move, cash in because it is an outstanding shot, but again you’re going with guys like Ryan O’Reilly whose a 40 percent career guy, Brian Gionta’s 32 percent, so I feel like we’re going with guys that can deliver and get the job done.”’

Foligno day-to-day; Catenacci recalled from Rochester

‘Selected by Buffalo in the third round (77th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Catenacci is currently riding a five-game point streak for the Amerks Rochester. In 182 career games for Rochester, he has 68 points (33+35) and 123 penalty minutes.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks defeat Syracuse, 5-4 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Low-scoring Rochester Amerks light up Syracuse Crunch again (Syracuse Post Standard)
Where’s Kevin Poulin when needed? (Syracuse Post Standard)
Amerks down Crunch in back and forth affair (
Americans survive Crunch comebacks, 5-4 (