Saturday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins determined to be ready from start in rematch against Sabres (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Backes likely to miss Sabres-Bruins rematch (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Bruins (NHL.com)

Quick Hits: Bruins 4, Sabres 2

‘The surliness between the teams figures to grow as they met again Saturday afternoon at 1 in TD Garden. It is one of just two home-and-home sets the Sabres have this season; the other is against Columbus in March.’

Friday’s Boston Coverage

Bruins rally past Sabres (Boston Globe)
Bruins seldom use fighting anymore to get an emotional lift (Boston Globe)
This time around, Bruins complete comeback with a win against the Sabres in Buffalo (Boston Herald)
Bruins notebook: Linesmen getting in the way of fights proves dangerous (Boston Herald)
Bruins’ Backes leaves game after taking hard hit (The Sports Xchange)
Bruins Wrap: Boston Overcomes Poor Start In 4-2 Road Win Over Sabres (NESN)
Talking points: Big time effort from Krejci in must-win game (CSN New England)
Bruins finally mount successful comeback, beat Sabres (WEEI-FM)
Sloppy officiating crew for Bruins-Sabres endangered Adam McQuaid (WEEI-FM)
Bruins winger David Backes leaves game with upper-body injury (WEEI-FM)
Leaders Rally Bruins to Stirring Win Over Buffalo (BostonBruins.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Thursday’s Boston Coverage

Sabres view home-and-home vs. Bruins as pivotal (AP)
Preview: Bruins at Sabres (NHL.com)
Home-and-Home with Buffalo a Key Stretch for Bruins (BostonBruins.com)
Need to Know: Bruins at Sabres (BostonBruins.com)

Quick Hits: Sabres 4, Red Wings 3

‘The win was the 300th of Bylsma’s NHL career as the Sabres snapped an 0-2-2 skid. Bylsma becomes the 47th coach in NHL history to record 300 regular-season wins. By getting there in his 517th game, Bylsma is the third-fastest in history to hit 300, behind only Bruce Boudreau (496 games) and Todd McLellan (515).’

Wednesday’s Detroit Coverage

Wings fall into last place in division after loss to Sabres (Detroit News)
Scotty Bowman: Red Wings lack key ingredients (Detroit News)
Red Wings’ Brendan Smith is back (Detroit News)
Photo gallery (Detroit News)
Red Wings lose to Sabres, 4-3, fall into last-place tie in division (Detroit Free Press)
1997 Wings sad to see Joe go, but excited for Little Caesars Arena (Detroit Free Press)
New Red Wings Jared Coreau, Nick Jensen adjusting to NHL life (Detroit Free Press)
Red Wings’ struggles at home continue in loss to Sabres (Ann Arbor News)
Petr Mrazek’s malaise continues as Red Wings drop to Atlantic basement (Ann Arbor News)
Red Wings notes: Nick Jensen’s puck management keeps him in lineup (Ann Arbor News)
Photo gallery (Ann Arbor News)
Trending: Wings’ rally falls short despite 43 shots (DetroitRedWings.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Tuesday’s Detroit Coverage

How to watch tonight’s Detroit Red Wings-Buffalo Sabres game (Detroit Free Press)
Red Wings vs. Sabres: Final home game for more than two weeks (Ann Arbor News)
Red Wings, Sabres try to get something going (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Red Wings (NHL.com)

Saturday’s New York Coverage

Islanders roll into holiday break on a high note (New York Post)
Something different: Islanders dominant in win over Buffalo Sabres (Newsday)
Ex-Islander Kyle Okposo welcomed by Barclays crowd (Newsday)
Photo gallery (Newsday)
Recap: Islanders 5, Sabres 1 (NewYorkIslanders.com)
The Skinny: Game 33 – Isles 5, Buffalo 1 (NewYorkIslanders.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)

Friday’s New York Coverage

Isles host Sabres in battle of basement (AP)
Preview: Sabres at Islanders (NHL.com)
Preview: Islanders vs. Sabres (NewYorkIslanders.com)

Friday’s Carolina Coverage

Postponed at home, Canes win on the road (Raleigh News and Observer)
Recap: Canes Hold On to Edge Sabres (CarolinaHurricanes.com)
Photo gallery (NHL.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Hurricanes’ Stempniak makes a return to Buffalo

‘“I think Buffalo gets a bad rap because of the weather,” Stempniak said. “When the steel plants closed it didn’t really develop the waterfront but they’re doing a lot more of that now. I have a soft spot for it. There are a lot of people there who work very hard and don’t expect a lot, and I want to pass those values on to my children.”’

Thursday’s Carolina Coverage

Hurricanes’ Stempniak makes a return to Buffalo (Raleigh News and Observer)
Hurricanes travel to Buffalo for back half of unexpected home-and-home (AP)
Preview: Hurricanes at Sabres (NHL.com)
Gameday: Hurricanes at Sabres (CarolinaHurricanes.com)

A Call-Up’s Story: Years in the Minors, Four Days in the N.H.L.

‘Although Burgdoerfer’s time in the N.H.L. was brief and mostly unremarkable, Sabres Coach Dan Bylsma said he had served as a lesson in determination and resilience for prospects in the organization. And Burgdoerfer’s story — a common one in hockey, current and former teammates said — epitomizes the challenges of making it: how for all but the most celebrated prospects, getting a crack at the N.H.L. involves an odyssey.’

Dmitry Kulikov is back in Sunrise, ready to face former Florida Panthers teammates

‘“It’s not that big of a deal now, but it will probably be a little emotional when I get out on the ice for warmups, see all the fans. I don’t think it will be weird playing against them, we played them earlier in the season and half the team is different now. Just playing in this building will be fun but somewhat emotional.”’

Panthers welcome back Dmitry Kulikov, who’s off to rough start with Sabres

‘”We played them earlier in the season and half the team is different now.”‘