Sabres recall F Grigorenko

‘The 20-year-old Russian has tallied seven goals and 12 assists in 27 games this season for Rochester.’

Sabres slip past Senators in shootout

‘Added Nolan: “With a young team, it’s going to take some time. But when you’re developing a young team, you’re going to go through those spurts, and we’re not through the woods yet. We’ve still got a lot of growing to do.”‘

Sabres Rally Again, Beat Sens 5-4 in SO

‘Flynn knotted the score yet again, firing a big rebound past Lehner with 3:29 left in regulation. Lehner stopped Foligno’s big shot, but the puck landed on Flynn’s stick and he capitalized, potting the puck into the open net. After a scoreless overtime, Moulson scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Sabres the 5-4 win.’

Sabres keep it going in make-up game

‘”We’re starting to get contributions from everyone,” Nolan said. “On any given shift, somebody can get one for us. We’re not looking for one line or one set of defensemen, it’s the whole team, which is a good sign.”‘

Report: Grigorenko to join Sabres

‘“He has the puck a lot,” coach Chadd Cassidy said. “He is going to do good things with it. He’s got that kind of skill level, especially when he gets the puck in the middle of the rink.”’

Surging Sabres outlast Senators in shootout

‘”I think it’s one of those things where you turn the corner and you just hope you keep taking off,” forward Marcus Foligno said. “It’s been a while since the feeling has been like this in this room, where confidence is high and you’re getting a lot of production from different lines, where before it wasn’t there. It’s just positive energy. It takes a while to build something here. We’ve got something special going.”‘

Grigorenko recalled from Rochester

‘Grigorenko (5/16/94, 6’3″, 211 lbs), who will join the Sabres for the first time this season, is currently tied for second on the Amerks with seven goals in 2014-15 and has tallied 19 points (7+12) in 27 games played. In 43 NHL games played with the Sabres through parts of two seasons, he has recorded eight points (3+5).’

Sabres use another comeback to extend home dominance

‘“I just kinda got off to the side a little bit where I don’t know if anybody saw me,” said Flynn. “But a shot from the point, kind of lucky, just found my stick and I was able to put it in the open net.”‘

Other lines chipping in to help Sabres

‘Aside from the top line, the only Sabres with more than one goal since Nov. 7 are Gionta (four), Drew Stafford (three), Flynn, Foligno, Torrey Mitchell and Chris Stewart (two each). Ennis, Girgensons and Moulson have accounted for 17 goals and 39 points during that time.’

Strong, balanced offense has buoyed Sabres during hot streak

‘“That’s exactly what we talked about,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said Saturday. “We’re trying to build a team. A team usually doesn’t rely on one line. That’s where I made reference to Cody Hodgson. It’s not just Cody, it’s his wingers, it’s people that are playing with him that can help make him better. We’re the type of team that need all 20.”‘

Monday’s Ottawa Coverage

Game Day Preview: Senators vs. Sabres (Ottawa Citizen)
Senators-Sabres Preview (AP)
Ottawa Senators (12-12-5) at Buffalo Sabres (12-16-2) (The Sports Network)
Sabres look to make it four in a row against Senators (
Gameday Journal: Game 30 – Sabres vs. Senators (

Sabres win in overtime, Zadorov latest hero

‘The Sabres finished in a pretty desperate situation with just four defensemen, after both Andrej Meszaros and Josh Gorges didn’t come back for the third period because they were struck by stray shots. Earlier in the day, they announced Mike Weber underwent minor knee surgery Friday and is now out past Christmas. So they will certainly need a reinforcement from Rochester for Monday’s game here against Ottawa.’

Hodgson’s press box stint achieves its goal

‘“It was a good start,” said Hodgson, who hadn’t been scratched since his rookie season of 2010-11. “It’s nice to get on the board offensively but more important to just be part of the team and be on the ice. You miss that being up in the press box.”’

Malarchuk tells all for the benefit of others

‘“I’m so glad I did it because it’s very gratifying that it’s reaching people and helping people,” Malarchuk said. “When you play in the NHL, it’s your aspiration as a kid and a young teenager, and you think it’s your purpose in life. Then you retire and the next best thing is probably coaching, so then I coached. I thought that was great, a good purpose.”‘

Nikita Zadorov’s overtime goal puts Sabres past Panthers

‘“Finally I did it and it’s a great feeling, especially in overtime in the National Hockey League,” an excited Zadorov said about one-timing Tyler Ennis’ pass in the left circle. “I probably never had that big a goal in my life. It’s a great feeling and I’m going to try to do it again.”’