Sabres ride a roller-coaster high

‘The memories of Buffalo’s 3-13-2 start are getting fuzzier by the day. The Sabres are 10-3 since Nov. 14, and they’re closer to a playoff spot than the cellar. Buffalo, which is 22nd overall, is just four points away from an Eastern Conference wild-card position and nine points up on last-place Edmonton.’

Confident Foligno firing on all cylinders

‘“The biggest thing for myself, it’s to work hard for the players who are with me on the ice and I’ve been obviously getting some good passes,” Foligno said. “I think the whole team is just complementing each other really well. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing with. We jumble the lines around and there’s still chemistry out there.“’

Mikhail Grigorenko joins Buffalo Sabres

‘Grigorenko is not necessarily on recall yet. The move is more of a precaution because the Sabres play at Winnipeg on Tuesday night.’

Sabres rally again, beat Senators in shootout

‘In one month, the Sabres have morphed from a hapless team destined to finish last again into a legitimate playoff contender.’

Tyler Ennis starting to earn national attention

‘One goal and five points during the three straight home wins just earned Ennis the NHL’s first star for the week ending Dec. 14.’

Tuesday’s Ottawa Coverage

A first for Lazar but another loss for the Ottawa Senators (Ottawa Citizen)
Pageau’s patience pays off with promotion to Senators (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Ottawa Citizen)
Lazar scores first goal, but Ottawa Senators lose (Ottawa Sun)
Pageau earned callup to Ottawa Senators (Ottawa Sun)
Lazar brand finally in defeat … (Le Droit)
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Photo gallery (Buffalo News)

Moulson scores in SO to lift Sabres past Senators

‘Moulson, Marcus Foligno and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored in regulation for Buffalo, which improved to 10-3 since starting the season 3-13-2.’

Buffalo 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)

‘”This group of guys is starting to believe in themselves,” Sabres head coach Ted Nolan said. “We were down and found a way to fight back.”‘

Sabres recall F Grigorenko

‘The 20-year-old Russian has tallied seven goals and 12 assists in 27 games this season for Rochester.’

Sabres slip past Senators in shootout

‘Added Nolan: “With a young team, it’s going to take some time. But when you’re developing a young team, you’re going to go through those spurts, and we’re not through the woods yet. We’ve still got a lot of growing to do.”‘

Sabres Rally Again, Beat Sens 5-4 in SO

‘Flynn knotted the score yet again, firing a big rebound past Lehner with 3:29 left in regulation. Lehner stopped Foligno’s big shot, but the puck landed on Flynn’s stick and he capitalized, potting the puck into the open net. After a scoreless overtime, Moulson scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Sabres the 5-4 win.’

Sabres keep it going in make-up game

‘”We’re starting to get contributions from everyone,” Nolan said. “On any given shift, somebody can get one for us. We’re not looking for one line or one set of defensemen, it’s the whole team, which is a good sign.”‘

Report: Grigorenko to join Sabres

‘“He has the puck a lot,” coach Chadd Cassidy said. “He is going to do good things with it. He’s got that kind of skill level, especially when he gets the puck in the middle of the rink.”’

Surging Sabres outlast Senators in shootout

‘”I think it’s one of those things where you turn the corner and you just hope you keep taking off,” forward Marcus Foligno said. “It’s been a while since the feeling has been like this in this room, where confidence is high and you’re getting a lot of production from different lines, where before it wasn’t there. It’s just positive energy. It takes a while to build something here. We’ve got something special going.”‘

Grigorenko recalled from Rochester

‘Grigorenko (5/16/94, 6’3″, 211 lbs), who will join the Sabres for the first time this season, is currently tied for second on the Amerks with seven goals in 2014-15 and has tallied 19 points (7+12) in 27 games played. In 43 NHL games played with the Sabres through parts of two seasons, he has recorded eight points (3+5).’