Sabres have a fighting chance but fall in overtime

‘What is it about TD Garden? The Curse of Cam Neely? The Milan Lucic Effect? Whatever it is, bad things keep happening when the Buffalo Sabres visit Causeway Street.’

Pysyk finally plays first NHL game of season

‘“I wasn’t thinking I was going to make it, but I was thinking I was going to do everything I could to make it,” Pysyk said Sunday prior to the game. “Then with the injury, it was all over and I knew I was headed back to Rochester. After that, I was just focused on playing there.”’

Sabres’ Marcus Foligno out ‘a while’ with apparent hand injury; 10 players injured or sick

‘Foligno apparently hurt his hand fighting the Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski after the defenseman leveled Gionta high during the first period. An upper-body injury will sideline Foligno for “a while,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan told reporters in Boston.’

Monday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins rally for overtime win against Sabres (Boston Globe)
Bruins coach Claude Julien critical of play of Dennis Seidenberg (Boston Globe)
Bruins soldier past Buffalo (Boston Herald)
Loui back in line (Boston Herald)
Bartkowski hit likely to bring suspension (Boston Herald)
Photo gallery (Boston Herald)
Bruins still have work to do on power play (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Bruins do the Dougie (Metro West Daily News)
Eriksson moves up to top line (Metro West Daily News)
Five Things We Learned, Bruins 4, Sabres 3 (New Bedford Standard Times)
Matt Bartkowski ejected for late hit (ESPN Boston)
Dougie Hamilton Scores Twice In 4-3 OT Win (NESN)
Eriksson delivers OT winner as Bs beat Sabres, 4-3 (CSN New England)
Hamilton’s three-point night leads Bruins to victory (CSN New England)
Julien: Bruins win against Sabres was a gut check (CSN New England)
Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit on Gionta (CSN New England)
Haggerty’s thoughts from Bruins vs. Sabres (CSN New England)
Talking Points: Hamilton earns the gold star (CSN New England)
5 things we learned as Bruins avoid embarrassment vs. Sabres (WEEI-FM)
Eriksson Strikes in OT Again to Give B’s 4-3 OT Win Over Sabres (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Bruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres

‘Jhonas Enroth had 33 saves, but could not stop Eriksson on a short breakaway in the extra session. Enroth slumped to a knee and remained in the net for several moments as the Bruins swarmed Eriksson, who finished with a goal and an assist.’

Boston 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)

‘”I used to go to games here growing up. I didn’t even know how to celebrate,” Schaller said of his milestone marker. “I’m excited to get the puck to my parents. That’ll be special for them.”‘

Bruins rally to defeat Sabres in OT

‘The Sabres, who have what they think is the flu — and not the mumps that are affecting the rest of the league — and injuries running through the team, put up a great fight and deserved a better fate in suffering their third straight loss after four wins in a row.’

Sabres recall Schaller, Pysyk

‘Pysyk is third among Amerks defensemen with 10 points in 28 games. A first-round pick in 2010, he made his NHL debut in 2012 and has 12 points in 63 career games for the Sabres.’

Sabres blow lead to Bruins; lose in OT 4-3

‘The injuries to Gionta and Foligno come with the Sabres already dealing with health issues. Tyler Myers missed the game due to injury while a flu bug is going through the locker room. Matt Moulson and Patrick Kaleta missed the Bruins game due to the flu and several other players were under the weather. Michael Neuvirth was supposed to start the game in net but Nolan said he wasn’t healthy enough to play.’

Another Sabre gets cartwheeled in Boston

‘This is a game that I think we can say the Sabres put forth a very gutty effort. They played last night, they’re short players, some are sick and they’re tired yet they gave everything they had.’

Eriksson’s OT goal lifts Bruins past Sabres

‘”Yeah, I mean going down to three lines early and losing a couple more guys, just the way that the game ended you’re disappointed, but the effort, you’re right, we couldn’t have asked for more,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “They gave us everything they had and we have a [Tim] Schaller going head-to-head against a [Patrice] Bergeron all night and it’s kind of a … he’s only played three games in the NHL. So I thought that all things being equal we did a great job.”‘

Injury-ravaged Sabres earn point in Boston

‘“I thought we battled hard the whole night. They were coming hard that whole third period, especially right when we got that early one there to go up,” Brian Flynn, who lost both of his linemates in Gionta and Foligno, said. “Their D was crashing. It was really hard to get pucks out. We battled hard and unfortunate, the ending there.”’

Schaller, Pysyk called up from Rochester

‘He also said a few players have been feeling under the weather but there’s no word yet on if any of them have been diagnosed with the mumps, which has afflicted several teams already this season. One additional forward may also miss the game, hence the decision to recall Schaller.’

Sunday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres-Bruins Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (13-18-2) at Boston Bruins (16-14-3) (The Sports Network)
Bruins look for third win against Sabres this season (

Sabres’ home becomes sick bay

‘The Sabres certainly got sick of their mistakes. A litany of errors – ranging from blown coverages to missed passes to poor personnel changes – dropped Buffalo to its second loss in a row. It was the first setback at home in seven games.’