Thursday’s Minnesota Coverage

Gameday preview: Wild at Buffalo (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Wild, Sabres on different ends of spectrum heading into clash (AP)
Wild Finishes Four-Game Sojourn Thursday in Buffalo (

Quick hits: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO)

‘The Flyers’ third power-play goal came with 1:51 left and completed a stunning comeback. With players from both teams diving in the crease during a mad scramble in front, Philadelphia defenseman Mark Streit skated in to flip the puck over a prone Nilsson. Sabres coach Dan Bylsma challenged for goaltender interference, but the officials confirmed the goal’

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers roar back, beat Sabres in shootout (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Photo gallery (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jake Voracek gets off the deck, caps rally in shootout win (Burlington County Times)
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare-Chris VandeVelde partnership has mutual benefits (Burlington County Times)
Furious comeback gets Flyers a shootout win (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Radko Gudas’ return gives Flyers options on blueline (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Voracek exacts revenge in Flyers’ comeback win over Sabres (Delaware County Daily Times)
Flyers pull off huge comeback over Sabres in shootout (CSN Philadelphia)
Instant replay: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO) (CSN Philadelphia)
Postgame 5: Comeback Complete (
Photo gallery (

Late turnovers, penalties lead to shootout loss

‘With 3:20 remaining in the regulation, the Sabres were sitting comfortably with a 3-1 lead when Dmitry Kulikov was sent to the box for charging after an open-ice hit on Jakub Voracek. Before you knew it, Voracek was lifting the puck over Anders Nilsson to score the walk-off goal in a 4-3 shootout win for the Flyers.’

Tuesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers-Buffalo preview box (Burlington County Times)
Flyers return home to face rested Sabress (AP)
Flyers-Sabres 5 Things: Forget About Monday’s Final Result (CSN Philadelphia)
Preview: Sabres at Flyerss (

Friday’s Vancouver Coverage

Don’t look now, but the Canucks are on a roll (Vancouver Province)
The NHL is divided into two camps this season (Vancouver Province)
Canucks Post Game (Vancouver Province)
The Best Thing: Jannik Hansen gives the Canucks their first lead of the year (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks’ record is perfect, so don’t sweat the rest (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks Replay (Vancouver Sun)
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Two Sabres’ prospects will face the Russians

‘Two Sabres will play on the WHL All Star team which plays games in Prince George and Edmonton.’

Thursday’s Vancouver Coverage

Canucks Game Day (Vancouver Province)
Unbeaten Canucks host upstart Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canucks (

Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres

‘”It’s always exciting and always fun to play against some of your friends and beat them all over the ice,” he said.’

Wednesday’s Calgary Coverage

Flames notch first win of season, downing Sabres 4-3 (Calgary Herald)
Photo gallery (Calgary Herald)
Rookie Matthew Tkachuk contributes to Flames win with highlight-reel goal, timely hits (Calgary Sun)
Monahan’s overtime tally gives Flames win over Sabres (
Johnson’s Saddledome debut one to remember (
Grant seizes opporutnity with Sabres (
Photo gallery (
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Johnson eager to face his former team

‘”Good memories, good experiences there.”‘

Tuesday’s Calgary Coverage

Calgary Flames Game Day: Buffalo Sabres expected to face goalie Chad Johnson (Calgary Herald)
Game Day: Calgary Flames vs. Buffalo Sabres (Calgary Sun)
Johnson ready for old team as Flames host Sabres (AP)
Gameday #4: Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames (Sportsnet)
Preview: Sabres at Flames (
Johnson eager to face his former team (
Preview – Flames vs. Sabres (

Monday’s Edmonton Coverage

Oilers offence, defence struggle in 6-2 loss to Sabres (Edmonton Journal)
From the goalie on out, a terrible Oilers performance (Edmonton Journal)
Sabres stave off Oilers comeback with long shot (Edmonton Sun)
Head coach Todd McLellan blasts Oilers for ‘Bad News Bears’ quality of play (Edmonton Sun)
Old habits haunt new Oilers in ‘deserved’ loss (Sportsnet)
Recap: Sabres 6, Oilers 2 (
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Ryan O’Reilly’s four points helps Sabres beat Oilers for first win of season

‘”He (O’Reilly) might not get as much recognition as he should, but he’s such a heady player,” said Okposo, who had a goal and an assist in his Sabres debut. “He’s such a smart player, you can see it when you play against him and just playing with him, he makes so many little plays, never puts you in a bad spot, he’s an easy guy to play with.”‘

Connor McDavid empathizes with Jack Eichel

‘“The losers in all are the fans. The Buffalo fans will miss him at home, as will his teammates. But it happens. It takes a real, strong mental approach as Connor showed last year to overcome it (months on the shelf). Knowing Jack, at least for the month I had with him, I think he has the tools to overcome it.”’