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 (
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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.”‘

Stamkos to Buffalo a possibility?

‘According to, the Sabres currently have $29,764,212 of cap space, and are projected to have $9,121,291 of cap space by the end of the season. Compared to all 30 NHL teams, the Sabres would have the fourth most room in the salary cap.’

Gudas will not be suspended

‘One thing McCabe does have an issue with is Gudas, “I think you’ve got to know when he’s out there. I think he plays teetering that line. With his previous suspension, that speaks for itself. It’s one of those things you’ve got to be aware when he’s out there because he’ll come inside the dots and take a run at you.”’

Foligno scores twice to help Sabres top Canadiens

‘Foligno had the first three-point game of his NHL career. He assisted on the first of Evander Kane’s two goals with 17.8 seconds left in the first period and scored two goals, including one on a penalty shot, in the second.’

Foligno’s 3-point night leads Sabres past Canadiens

‘”I felt really engaged,” he said. “I felt that we and myself needed an answer after last night’s game and I just felt as a team we needed to bring it.”‘

Varone recalled by Sabres

‘Varone (5’10”, 193 lbs., 12/4/1990) leads Rochester with 12 goals in 38 games played this season. The Vaughan, Ontario native led the Amerks in points in each of the last two seasons and is tied for the Amerks team lead with 26 points (12+14) this year.’

Saturday’s Rochester Coverage

Donovan on the improve but Amerks blanked again at home (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Albany Devils shut out Rochester (Albany Times Union)
Amerks blanked by Devils, 1-0 (
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Another Danis Milestone As Devils Down Amerks (