Sabres beat Hurricanes 4-3 in shootout for 1st win

‘”When you’re going through what we’re going through, you have to take baby steps,” second-year coach Ted Nolan said. “I’ve never questioned the character of this team one time. We weren’t playing very well for whatever reason, but we have to find a solution to our problems and tonight we had some big performances. Overall, sometimes you’ll take an ugly win over a beautiful loss.”‘

Buffalo 4, Carolina 3 (SO)

‘After Buffalo’s Matt Moulson and Carolina’s Chris Terry were successful on tries early in the shootout, 12 straight shots were either turned away or off the mark before Girgensons delivered the game-winner.’

Sabres edge ‘Canes in battle of winless teams

‘”You want to be a power forward and it all comes down to those situations,” Foligno said. “The second goal was a great showing of what I can do.”‘

Sabres 1st Win Comes In Marathon Shootout, 4-3 Over Canes

‘Terry contributed on the tying goal at 18:12 of the third, assisting on Zach Boychuk’s power play goal. Boychuk’s shot tucked under the crossbar and immediately popped out of the net, prompting the ref to signal no goal. A brief review showed that Boychuck’s chance was good, tying the score 3-3. After a scoreless overtime, the two sides headed to a shootout, where Girgensons ended it in the 8th round. Matt Moulson and Chris Terry were the only two players to find the net before Girgensons’ winner.’

Two teams look first their first wins

‘”It’s something that’s fixable,” Foligno said about the team’s third period struggles. “We have confidence now and this win really does help out. Now we have to focus on the next game, but good teams finish off games and play a full 60 minutes.”‘

Sabres outlast Hurricanes in marathon shootout

‘Matt Moulson scored for Buffalo in the opening round of the shootout, but Terry responded in the second. Neither team for the next five rounds until Girgensons finally won it for the Sabres.’

Sabres overcome Hurricanes in shootout for 1st win

‘“I’ve never questioned the character of this team once. We weren’t playing very well for whatever reason,” Nolan said. “We have to find a solution to our problems and work it out together. Tonight, we had some big performances.”’

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks react to Trevor Gillies’ suspension (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Tuesday’s Carolina Coverage

Sabres-Hurricanes Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (0-3-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (0-2-0) (The Sports Network)
Sabres, Hurricanes seeking first win of season (
Gameday: Sabres vs. Hurricanes (

Sabres don’t measure up against the Ducks

‘Well, at least the fans got a free T-shirt. The Sabres didn’t give them anything else to be happy about today.’

Sabres’ feeble performance adds to lost weekend

‘From what I saw, it was an insult to peewees.’

An ugly loss for hapless Sabres

‘Only 79 games left, Sabres fans.’

Gary Bettman hints Sabres could host another outdoor game

‘“Just to tantalize you more,” Bettman said, “over lunch, Kim and Terry were saying, ‘Well, you know, it’s coming up 10 years, the outdoor games, maybe you should bring one of those here, and I said, ‘That’s interesting, especially since I can get a better lease on the stadium this time.’ So as it relates to NHL events, this is square and center on our radar screen.”‘

Tuesday’s Anaheim Coverage

Rookie Karlsson helps Ducks cruise past Sabres (Orange County Register)
Ducks’ Maroon suffers injury to lower body (Orange County Register)
Ducks’ rout of Sabres marred by injury (Los Angeles Times)
What we learned from the Ducks’ 5-1 victory over Buffalo (Los Angeles Times)
Postgame Notes and Quotes: October 13 at Buffalo (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Karlsson scores 2 in Ducks’ 5-1 win over Sabres

‘Following a 6-2 loss at Chicago, Buffalo has been outscored by a combined 14-4 and outshot 131-57.’