Buffalo 6, Vancouver 3

‘Andrej Meszaros, Chris Stewart and Brian Flynn also lit the lamp with Matt Moulson adding a pair of helpers for the Sabres, who have won two in a row ahead of a five-game road trip.’

Sabres’ Girgensons sidelined with ankle injury

‘”We will see him before the end of the season,” Nolan said before Thursday’s game against Vancouver. “It’s bad, but not as bad as we thought.”‘

Short-handed Sabres skate past Canucks

‘”It takes a little while to restructure and rebuild and get the players buying what you’re trying to sell and compete and work, and now they’re doing it,” Nolan said. “Don’t feel sorry for yourself when they score a goal and you’re down. You keep going.”‘

Sabres’ Girgensons out at least 2 weeks

‘Center Tyler Ennis is also listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury suffered at Columbus, while defenseman Mike Weber (upper body injury) is set to return for Thursday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks after missing two games.’

Sabres Double Up Canucks 6-3

‘Buffalo grabbed the lead back with just over seven minutes left in the third, as Torrey Mitchell netted his second of the night. This one coming off of a rebound from a point shot on a wide open Vancouver net to give Buffalo the 4-3 advantage. Buffalo would salt the victory away with just over 90 seconds remaining as Brian Flynn ripped home the 5th goal of the game to put Buffalo up for good. Brian Gionta added one more empty netter for good measure.’

Sabres slow the game down against Vancouver

‘Wow, talk about playing down to the competition, Vancouver did just that in the first period. They got out of it tied at one because they scored on their only scoring chance of the period.’

Mitchell scores two, helps Sabres defeat Canucks

‘”Our two leading scorers being out, other guys need to step up,” Mitchell said. “I felt like it was a group effort tonight and everyone picked up their slack a little bit.”‘

Strong team effort leads Sabres over Canucks

‘“We want to keep building. We know where we are in the season and we need to continue to play a certain way in order to have success,” captain Brian Gionta, who had an empty-net goal and two assists, said. “That’s the culture we’re trying to instill and have going forward. We can’t wait until next year for it.”’

Sabres recall Varone and Dalpe

‘Dalpe (6’1”, 195 lbs., 11/1/89) joins the Sabres for the second time this season since signing with the club in July 2014. With Rochester, Dalpe currently leads the team in goals (16) and has collected 28 points in 44 games played this season.’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Kea willing to fight for role with Amerks (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Patching up for the stretch

‘For the Blackhawks to still be playing when Kane gets healthy, they’ll need help at forward. Former first-round pick Teuvo Teravainen is the short-term answer, but the 20-year-old has just two goals and four points in 18 NHL games. Kane’s injury could force the Blackhawks to look toward Buffalo forward Chris Stewart. Chicago, which is regularly near the salary cap, would prefer a pending unrestricted free agent like Stewart to avoid monetary problems next season.’

His scoring touch revived, Dalpe heading to Sabres

‘In other words, Dalpe is the player the organization expected him to be all along. He was signed as a free agent in July to spearhead the Amerks offense while at the same time providing depth for Sabres.’

Former Sabres prospect Alex Biega living NHL dream with Canucks

‘“You kind of have to stop and look up once in a while and realize that you’re living your dream and you’re making it happen,” Biega said. “In that sense, it’s been great, and it’s definitely been something I’ve been enjoying every day.”’

Thursday’s Vancouver Coverage

Canucks-Sabres Preview (AP)
Vancouver Canucks (35-22-3) at Buffalo Sabres (18-38-5) (The Sports Network)
Injury-riddled Canucks meet shorthanded Sabres (NHL.com)
Game 61: Canucks at Sabres (02.26.15) (Canucks.com)

NHL fines Sabres goalie Neuvirth for diving vs Predators

‘The punishment came after the league’s Hockey Operations Department reviewed an interference penalty called against Nashville’s Mike Santorelli early in the second period of the Predators’ 2-1 shootout win.’