Sabres take back home edge, beating Habs

‘“There’s excitement and a lot of thinking about what to do,” said Foligno, who has six goals on the season. “You don’t have much time to think about it. You’re up and you’ve got to go. It’s only you. It’s a lot of pressure but it’s fun pressure and it was great to score that one.”’

Habs remain hopeful Price will be back

‘“There’s going to be a lot of speculation,” Therrien said after the Canadiens had a morning skate at First Niagara Center on Friday. “People will speculate about ‘what I hear from different people.’ But that’s our market.’

Quick Hits: Sabres 6, Canadiens 4

‘The Sabres have been outscored, 16-10, in the last three games but this victory snapped an 0-2-2 skid. The loss snapped Montreal’s three-game winning streak, which came after a 5-20-1 collapse that marked the Habs’ worst stretch of play since 1940.’

Marcus Foligno stars in Sabres’ wild win over Canadiens

‘“You noticed the different atmosphere with the number of Montreal fans,” Bylsma said. “I kind of felt that with them scoring the first goal. That didn’t feel so good with fans cheering in your building that way. I know it spurred me on. I didn’t want to have that happen again.”’

Sabres believe Flyers’ Radko Gudas targeted Dan Catenacci

‘“I mean, that guy’s an idiot, and that’s all I can say,” Foligno said. “I mean, that guy, he’s been doing it for years … and gets away with a lot of cheap shots.”’

Sabres owner Pegula tries to lift his team and city from doldrums

‘The transformation of downtown began with a Marriott Courtyard hotel two blocks north of the arena and Pegula planned to build a parking deck between the hotel and the arena with a sheet of ice to serve as the team’s training site. But Kim Pegula, who was born in South Korea and adopted by an American couple, convinced her husband that they could do more with the property.’

Saturday’s Montreal Coverage

Bad luck costs Canadiens another game against Sabres (Montreal Gazette)
‘There are no positives in this game,’ Galchenyuk says (Montreal Gazette)
Sabres owner Pegula tries to lift his team and city from doldrums (Montreal Gazette)
Photo gallery (Montreal Gazette)
Another chance loupée (Le Journal de Montreal)
A big step back (Le Journal de Montreal)
Subban angry (Le Journal de Montreal)
Josh Gorges sympathizes with his great friend (Le Journal de Montreal)
The Canadiens lost a goal feast (La Presse)
Canadiens call report that Price out for season “speculation,” says he’s working hard (CP)
Oh! Misery, oh! Misfortune… (RDS)
Finishing touches (
The Numbers Game: February 12, 2016 (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Foligno, Kane score twice in Sabres’ 6-4 win over Canadiens

‘Evander Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter, and the Sabres hung on after nearly squandering a 4-1 lead to snap a four-game skid and win for just the second time in 11 home games (2-7-2).’

Sabres place Catenacci on IR; call up Varone from minors

‘The Sabres are already down three forwards after Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.’

Sabres outlast Canadiens at home

‘”We wanted to keep the crowd into it,” Kane said. “There was a lot of Montreal fans in the building, we didn’t want them leaving early. So I thought we’d give them a couple back and keep it interesting until the end.”‘

Sabres place F Catenacci on IR

‘Catenacci was evaluated for a concussion after he had his head down and did not see the hit coming from Gudas in Buffalo’s 5-1 loss at Philadelphia.’

Gudas hit was needless and dangerous

‘Beyond needless and dangerous, given the gap and other circumstances of the play as described above, the best word I can think of to describe Gudas’ decision to lay out Catenacci is predatory.’

Subban upset with linesman after Kane empty-netter

‘“I looked around to see if he was going to blow [the whistle,]” Subban told reporters after the game. “The puck is coming out of the zone. It hits the linesman. He’s standing there and sees the puck coming. It goes back to the player and he puts it in the open net. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.’

Sabres Drop Canadiens 6-4

‘The victory marked the Sabres’ first win on home ice since January 16, a 4-1 triumph over Washington.’

Sabres-Canadiens: From the Locker Room

‘”It’s big, to generate some momentum here at home. This is what we need to kind of get points now and we’ve had games slip away here that shouldn’t have been. It’s something that we need to build off of.”‘