Reinhart’s 2 goals not enough to overcome slow start against Florida

‘”Very seldom can you win a game against a team with that much talent in their lineup when you come out like that,” Reinhart said. “Every time we tried to make a push in that game, their top guys came right back and showed us how you can’t come out like that. It was kind of disappointing right from the start.”‘

Lehner looking and talking like No. 1 goalie

‘“He’s coming to the bench and cheering the guys on and instructing them,” Bylsma said Monday. “I’ve never had a goalie show up there and be a vocal guy, but that’s really one of our key words with him is being engaged, being focused at every point.”’

1,000 students see the science in practice

‘The Sabres welcomed 1,000 screaming students to practice in First Niagara Center, and they made the building jump with chants and cheers. It was louder than many games, the next of which comes Tuesday when the Florida Panthers visit.’

Sabres’ Dan Catenacci paid dues to earn first NHL recall

‘“My mom called me crying before the game,” Catenacci said. “They couldn’t get a flight out of Toronto that wasn’t delayed. She cried about it, and I promised her I’d get another game for her to come and see. Hopefully, I get that opportunity.”‘

Sabres’ Marcus Foligno feeling better; Zemgus Girgensons questionable for Panthers

‘“We’ll see how tomorrow is,” Foligno said this afternoon inside the First Niagara Center. “Right now, it’s just a pain tolerance. That’s all I can really say. Nothing really major, but it was just a (lower-body) tweak.”’

Tuesday’s Florida Coverage

Preview: Panthers at Sabres; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Panthers-Sabres Preview (AP)
Barkov ruled out against Sabres (

The overtime penalty shot that should have been a minor

‘The fully extended push from behind by Ristolainen occurred after Marchand had lost possession of the puck and therefore did not prevent the scoring opportunity. The actions of Ristolainen throughout this play were worthy of a minor penalty.’

Sabres trying to improve 3-on-3

‘“We tend to be on the outside and go to the outside to get the puck.”’

Foligno hopeful to return on Tuesday

‘”It’s tough, it’s frustrating,” Foligno said. “You have a chance to play and do good things for this team and then you have a little setback again. It’s just something where you have to keep grinding, you have to keep moving forward and I’m looking forward to get a chance hopefully back with [Eichel] next game.”‘

Reinhart’s positioning hits the spot

‘“He’s really coming back from being out with the injury,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “Stepping back in there, it took him a game or two to get his feet underneath him but right now … he’s putting together a nice season.”’

Sabres baffled by call as penalty shot gives Bruins OT victory

‘The Sabres’ contention, backed by the replay, was that Ristolainen did not even commit a penalty, let alone an infraction to cause a penalty shot.’

Catenacci heads to doghouse, then to NHL

‘“You’ve got to always have hope, right? You have to keep working hard,” he said. “I felt last year I took a lot of strides working towards a call-up. This year I started off a little slow but I’ve picked it up as of late.”’

Quick Hits: Bruins 2, Sabres 1 (OT)

‘The Sabres have now earned points in a franchise-record eight straight road games against divisional opponents, going 6-0-2. They had four straight divisional road wins, a first since 2011, and were gunning for their first five-gamer on the road in division play since 2008.’

Sunday’s Boston Coverage

Brad Marchand buries penalty shot in overtime for winner (Boston Globe)
Despite solid win, Bruins aren’t close to being finished product (Boston Globe)
Bruins’ power-play unit keeps on plugging away (Boston Globe)
Photo gallery (Boston Globe)
Bruins punish Sabres in OT (Boston Herald)
Bruins ceiling their fate (Boston Herald)
Milan Lucic’s loss still felt (Boston Herald)
Morrow aims for level best (Boston Herald)
Photo gallery (Boston Herald)
Marchand’s goal on penalty shot lifts Bruins over Sabres in OT (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Patrice Bergeron a test for new Sabres standout Ryan O’Reilly (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Brad Marchand’s Overtime Penalty-Shot Goal Thrills Bruins, Angers Sabres (NESN)
Boston Scores On Overtime Penalty Shot To Take Down Sabres (NESN)
David Pastrnak Earns Claude Julien’s Trust In Win Over Sabres (NESN)
Bruins beat Sabres behind Marchand’s OT penalty shot (CSN New England)
Focused Morrow looking to stick around in B’s lineup (CSN New England)
Eriksson snaps nine-game goal-scoring drought (CSN New England)
Bruins will happily take ugly win vs. Sabres (CSN New England)
Talking Points: Bruins ‘battle’ for OT win (CSN New England)
Marchand’s Overtime Heroics Lead Bruins to 2-1 Win over Sabres (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

‘”That’s just embarrassing,” he said. “I hope (the referee’s) embarrassed. I am embarrassed. It shouldn’t end like that. Disappointing thing is that I might get fined or whatever, but it’s just embarrassing.”‘