Thursday’s New York Coverage

Rangers vs. Sabres: What to watch for (Newsday)
Rangers, Sabres look to avoid slow starts again (AP)
Preview: Rangers at Sabres (NHL.com)
Rangers Visit Sabres in Buffalo (NYRangers.com)
Rangers at Sabres 2.2.17: Pregame Notes (NYRangers.com)

Time starts to squeeze

‘”Everyone told me I was going to love this organization. And that is the case, he said. What struck me most when I came here was how well the elders are always present, how well they are treated. It’s like a tightly woven family. That’s one of the big differences I noticed when I came in with the Sabers.”‘

“We did not give ourselves a chance” -Brian Gionta

‘”We did not give ourselves a chance,” the captain said regretfully, shortly after the setback of 5 to 2. The first period was correct. Not great, correct. And then the second half was really not very good. “‘

Wednesday’s Montreal Coverage

Max Pacioretty’s hat trick powers Canadiens to 5-2 win over Sabres (Montreal Gazette)
In the Habs’ Room: Pacioretty makes the most of his chances (Montreal Gazette)
Canadiens on right path with Marc Bergevin at helm, Geoff Molson says (Montreal Gazette)
Fans repeat gag, dressing up in Sabres jerseys next to bench at Bell Centre (Montreal Gazette)
Photo gallery (Montreal Gazette)
Caps and returns (Le Journal de Montreal)
Radulov’s gloves and teeth (Le Journal de Montreal)
Time starts to squeeze (Le Journal de Montreal)
“We did not give ourselves a chance” -Brian Gionta (Le Journal de Montreal)
Pacioretty breaks out, Canadian triumphs (La Presse)
Photo gallery (La Presse)
A hat trick for Pacioretty (CP)
Max ‘Hat-cioretty’ sends chapeaus flying in Montreal (CBC Sports)
Pacioretty and the Canadian break out against the Sabers (Radio Canada)
Call of the Wilde: Radulov was a great signing (CTV)
The break took advantage of the CH (RDS)
Mission accomplished for Andrei Markov and David Desharnais (RDS)
A real first trio at the CH (RDS)
Alexander Radulov fuels Max Pacioretty, Canadiens in win over Sabres (Sportsnet)
Welcome back (Canadiens.com)
Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens (Canadiens.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Tuesday’s Montreal Coverage

Sabres at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m.: Five things you should know (Montreal Gazette)
Canadiens appear healthier going into game vs. Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canadiens (NHL.com)
Game Preview : Sabres @ Canadiens (Canadiens.com)

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks score five straight goals to defeat Albany (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Albany Devils send season-high crowd home disappointed (Albany Times Union)
Amerks rally for thrilling come-from-behind win over Devils (Amerks.com)
Amerks score five unanswered goals to top Devils (TheAlbanyDevils.com)

Friday’s Dallas Coverage

Stars may be perfectly mediocre, but wacky win over Sabres shows they’re never boring (Dallas Morning News)
Even though it’s still special to him, Lindy Ruff is getting to where he doesn’t want to play his old Sabres (Dallas Morning News)
Cold facts: Patrick Sharp shines in Stars’ win over Sabres; should Julius Honka get more minutes? (Dallas Morning News)
He said it: Players and coaches comment after Stars’ 4-3 win over Buffalo (Dallas Morning News)
Photo gallery (Dallas Morning News)
Stars rally past Sabres, 4-3 (DallasStars.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Sabres need big time second half to end playoff drought

‘Another postseason at home and questions will be asked. Is general manager Tim Murray’s direction the right one? Are Terry and Kim Pegula — whose Buffalo Bills are one of the more dysfunctional franchises in the National Football League — capable of owning a competitive organization? The Sabres can avoid such questions if the level of play over their past 10 games carries over into the final three months.’

Thursday’s Dallas Coverage

Stars vs. Sabres preview: Lots of motivation for Stars, but will they get results? (Dallas Morning News)
Young Sabers stampede into Dallas against stumbling Stars (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Overtime pays for Sabres, not for Stars (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Stars (NHL.com)
Stars-Sabres Preview (DallasStars.com)

Wednesday’s Nashville Coverage

Buffalo ends Predators’ win streak in overtime (Nashville Tennessean)
Photo gallery (Nashville Tennessean)
Preds blow lead in 5-4 OT loss against Sabres (WKRN-TV)
Preds Lose Lead, Fall to Sabres in Overtime (NashvillePredators.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Tuesday’s Nashville Coverage

Predators return home with momentum, host Sabres (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Predators (NHL.com)
Game Day: Sabres vs. Preds (NashvillePredators.com)

A position to be maintained for William Carrier

‘”It brings a lot of energy,” said Captain Brian Gionta. It plays fast and hard, it creates a lot of things in failure-before. He is a good young man who plays very well. He finishes his checks and plays hard.”‘

Sunday’s Montreal Coverage

Sabres slice into 2-1 lead in third and beat Habs 3-2 in OT (Montreal Gazette)
In the Habs’ Room: Price sharp against Sabres, but has lost 5 of last 6 starts (Montreal Gazette)
Lehner says no (Le Journal de Montreal)
“Carey gave us a big point (Le Journal de Montreal)
A position to be maintained for William Carrier (Le Journal de Montreal)
“Carey was outstanding” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Sabers snatch victory over Canadian overtime (La Presse)
Sabers overturn Canadian 3-2 overtime (CP)
Sabers take 3-2 overtime (RDS)
A lot better hockey! (RDS)
Michel Therrien satisfied with the response of his players (RDS)
Carey Price emerging from slump despite Canadiens’ loss (Sportsnet)
Lehner and Bogosian have the final word against the Canadian (Radio Canada)
A tale of two robberies (CFCF-TV)
Save-out (Canadiens.com)
Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens (Canadiens.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Saturday’s Montreal Coverage

Buffalo Sabres at Canadiens, 7 p.m.: Five things you should know (Montreal Gazette)
A lot has changed since Habs, Sabres last met (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Canadiens (NHL.com)
Game Preview: Sabres @ Canadiens (Canadiens.com)

Saturday’s Detroit Coverage

Wings let Sabres off hook, settle for OT loss (Detroit News)
Wings welcome back Helm’s speed, competitiveness (Detroit News)
Photo gallery (Detroit News)
Petr Mrazek solid, but Red Wings fall to Sabres, 3-2, in overtime (Detroit Free Press)
Darren Helm scores in return; Wings count on his speed, physicality (Detroit Free Press)
Fog in Detroit forces Red Wings to stay overnight in Buffalo (Detroit Free Press)
Red Wings fall in OT as three-game winning streak snapped (Ann Arbor News)
Red Wings not happy with power play, non-call in OT loss (Ann Arbor News)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)