Sabres Reinhart has a huge resource here

‘Reinhart was the last player off the ice Tuesday because he was practicing face-offs and getting pointers from one of the best centermen of all-time in Bryan Trottier. Reinhart is only winning 26.5 percent of his draws. He really enjoyed the tutoring on Tuesday, “He was going over desperate situations when you’re not necessarily trying to win the draw, but you scramble and give the rest of the guys a chance. It’s a tough thing to win them clean, so that’s a big part of it.”’

Sabres’ Nolan got extra in practice

‘Nolan has said many times that you play the way you practice. He said, “We were creating bad habits in our work ethic, so I wanted to adjust that. I looked at the tape over and over, we had individual meetings, we had line meetings and we all came to a consensus that we have to compete harder.”’

Sabres energized at Tuesday’s practice

‘“Each and every one of us, we’ve got to be better. We had a nice sit-down discussion about it and I liked to see the way the guys really took their words into action today,” Nolan said. “Hopefully it’s the start of turning this thing around.”’

It’s all about learning for Reinhart

‘“You can only be told so many times what it’s like to try and move up into the league and until you experience it, you don’t really get a first-hand view of what it’s like,” Reinhart said.’

Sabres set to retire Hasek’s ‘39’ on Jan. 13

‘It is the seventh jersey that the Sabres have retired. Hasek joins Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990), Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995), Rene Robert (No. 14 retired in 1995), Tim Horton (No. 2, retired in 1996), Danny Gare (No. 18, retired in 2005) and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16 retired in 2006).’

Looking for sea change on long road trip

‘“Yeah for sure,” Sabres captain Brian Gionta said. “We’ve got an extra day going out a day early. You need that time. A lot of new guys, a lot of new faces. Time to get the guys together for some dinner and kinda get to know each other a little more and relax a bit.”’

Sabres still can’t score goals

‘Four Sabres have scored this season. Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and Zemgus Girgensons all have two goals. Torrey Mitchell has one. That’s it.’

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 on Jan. 13 prior to Red Wings game

‘The Czech will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17. The Sabres inducted him into their Hall of Fame on March 29.’

Sabres try to rebound out west

‘“No one’s happy with where we’re at but again, this a good opportunity for our team and our coaching staff to kind of get away from Buffalo here for a little bit,” Sabres defenseman Mike Weber said. “Go regroup, go be together as a team in here and battle and win on the road. Because a team that can battle and win on the road is a team that can come home and have success too.”’

Statistics do a number on Sabres

‘The Sabres have scored a paltry seven times in six games (they are credited with eight as a team counting their shootout winner in Carolina). Their average of 1.17 per game is 29th in the NHL and ahead of only Florida’s 1.0. Only five teams entered Sunday even below 2.2.’

Sabres’ Zadorov remains in limbo

‘Here’s the issue: Zadorov, as a European, can’t be sent back to the London Knights, his junior team, because he doesn’t have a release from the Russian club that owns his rights. The Sabres don’t believe Zadorov’s ready to play in the NHL yet. But if they don’t keep him, they lose control of him to St. Petersburg, a KHL team. They clearly don’t want him developing out of their grasp thousands of miles away in Russia.’

Sabres shut out for second straight night at home

‘“We have to figure it out,” center Cody Hodgson said. “It can’t go on like this.”’

After slow start, Bruins starting to show signs of life

‘“The attitude and focus was there in previous games but the attention to detail and really taking care of our own zone was better,” said Chara. “We always build our offense from our strong defense and that was obviously the key tonight.”’

Reinhart gets his first ‘healthy scratch’

‘“Why do you sit out anybody? It’s one of those things,” Nolan said Saturday morning. “He’s a young player and still learning. We’ll let him watch a game and see how he comes from that.’

Sabres still seeking respect after falling to Bruins, 4-0

‘The Sabres have seven scores in six games. Only four players have scored a goal. Their power play is zero of 22.’