The Sabres Report - March 26, 2015

Sabres Nolan hope three hurt players can play   


‘Bogosian needs medical clearance to be able to play against the Coyotes, “We’ll see tomorrow, I’ll have to talk to the medical staff, but I’m optimistic.”’

Kaleta, Bogosian hope to return against Coyotes

‘Bogosian, who has consistently been Buffalo’s ice-time leader since he joined the team last month, has missed the past six games with a lower-body injury. He was a full participant at practice on Wednesday at First Niagara Center and hopes to be back for the 7 p.m. faceoff against Arizona.’

The Sabres Report - March 25, 2015

Regier will watch new team play old team   

Buffalo News:

‘One thing Regier will certainly see is a house divided. Many Buffalo fans cheered for visiting New Jersey during the previous home game, successfully hoping the Sabres would stay three back of Arizona last week. With the stakes higher in a head-to-head matchup, the Coyotes could be treated like the home team unless diehards who don’t care about the draft drown out the other fans.’

Patrick Kaleta knows long Sabres career could end soon   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“You never know what anything’s going to bring,” Kaleta said about his uncertain future Tuesday after skating with some teammates inside the First Niagara Center. “But my job is to come in here and enjoy the time, the rest of the season, try to come in with energy, enthusiasm, try to play my game.”‘

Ted Nolan expects crowd to be respectful Thursday   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“I don’t think you have to say anything to this city,” Nolan said Tuesday. “This city knows what it’s like to work. It’s a city full of workers. I don’t know anybody in this town who would go to work and not give their best, and that’s what we’re trying to do as a hockey team. So I’m quite sure the fans will get behind that.”’

Sabres regroup, look ahead to Thursday

‘“You have enough just to get where we get to and not enough to get on the other side. That’s part of the process you have to go through when you’re in a situation that we are,” Nolan said. “We’re right there. If we had a [Tyler] Seguin on our side, maybe the game is switched.’

The Sabres Report - March 24, 2015

Sabres make just enough mistakes to lose   

Buffalo News:

‘The teams are even in games played at 73, with Arizona giving Buffalo a game in hand again when it plays Tuesday night at Detroit. The Coyotes – who are 1-17-1 in their last 19 games – have 50 points while Buffalo has 47.’

Enroth looks back fondly on Buffalo days   

Buffalo News:

‘“I loved playing in Buffalo. I loved being a Sabre,” Enroth said. “When I got traded, there was a lot of new stuff around me. It was a little bit tough but that’s how it is. I’m still trying to deal with it.”’

Tuesday's Dallas Coverage

Stars trade goals with Sabres, come out on top 4-3 (Dallas Morning News)
How Stars kept very slim playoff hopes alive against lowly Sabres (Dallas Morning News)
He said it: Players and coaches comment after Stars’ 4-3 win over Buffalo Monday (Dallas Morning News)
Photo gallery (Dallas Morning News)
Even beating Sabres, Stars can’t buy break (Fox Sports Southwest)
Desperate Stars Rally to Defeat Sabres, 4-3 (
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Since their trade from the Sabres, new Jets Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers fitting right in in Winnipeg   

Edmonton Sun:

‘“It was obviously a tough situation in Buffalo, but I feel I carried my game over from the way I was playing over there,” Myers said. “It was tough, we were playing a lot of D-zone minutes in Buffalo, so it was tough for every guy in that room to get the most out of what they can do. But ever since I came here, it’s been a lot of fun for me. I know Drew feels the same way, talking to him. I’m just really fortunate to come to a team that plays this way.”’

Stars rally for 4-3 win over Sabres   


‘The Sabres, last in the NHL with 47 points, are 1-8-2 in their past 11 games.’

Dallas 4, Buffalo 3   

The Sports Network:

‘Brian Gionta had two goals and Matt Moulson added a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who have dropped their last three games. Anders Lindback stopped 35 shots in the loss.’

Jamie Benn scores twice as Stars top Sabres   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Buffalo (20-46-7) struck first when Gionta ended a 10-game goal drought with his eighth of the season 13:39 into the game. Gionta tapped in a rebound after Lehtonen denied a slap shot by left winger Marcus Foligno from the left circle. It was Gionta’s first goal since Feb. 26.’

Sabres recall F Schaller   

The Sports Xchange:

‘The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Schaller, 24, joins the team for his fourth recall of the 2014-15 season after making his NHL debut on Nov. 29 in Montreal. He played an increased role during his last recall, averaging 13:34 of ice time per game and recording his first NHL assist on March 16 against Washington. He now has one goal and one assist in 13 NHL games.’

Stars Rally in 3rd, Beat Sabres 4-3   


‘A funny bounce gave the Sabres a 3-2 lead about midway through the final frame. Tyler Ennis’ shot went off the crossbar and straight into the air, landing on the Dallas goalline. Matt Moulson was there to tap it home, putting Buffalo ahead for the third time. The Stars tied it about a minute and a half later on Patrick Eaves’ 10th and Eakin roofed one past Lindback at 16:46 to go ahead for good.’