The Sabres Report - October 14, 2014

Sabres don’t measure up against the Ducks   

Buffalo News:

‘Well, at least the fans got a free T-shirt. The Sabres didn’t give them anything else to be happy about today.’

Sabres’ feeble performance adds to lost weekend   

Buffalo News:

‘From what I saw, it was an insult to peewees.’

An ugly loss for hapless Sabres   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Only 79 games left, Sabres fans.’

Gary Bettman hints Sabres could host another outdoor game   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“Just to tantalize you more,” Bettman said, “over lunch, Kim and Terry were saying, ‘Well, you know, it’s coming up 10 years, the outdoor games, maybe you should bring one of those here, and I said, ‘That’s interesting, especially since I can get a better lease on the stadium this time.’ So as it relates to NHL events, this is square and center on our radar screen.”‘

Tuesday's Anaheim Coverage

Rookie Karlsson helps Ducks cruise past Sabres (Orange County Register)
Ducks’ Maroon suffers injury to lower body (Orange County Register)
Ducks’ rout of Sabres marred by injury (Los Angeles Times)
What we learned from the Ducks’ 5-1 victory over Buffalo (Los Angeles Times)
Postgame Notes and Quotes: October 13 at Buffalo (
Photo gallery (
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Karlsson scores 2 in Ducks' 5-1 win over Sabres   


‘Following a 6-2 loss at Chicago, Buffalo has been outscored by a combined 14-4 and outshot 131-57.’

Buffalo selected to host 2016 NHL draft   


‘It will mark the third time Buffalo will be home to the league’s annual draft. The Sabres previously hosted the draft in 1991 and ’98.’

Anaheim 5, Buffalo 1   

The Sports Network:

‘Tyler Ennis scored the lone goal for the Sabres, who have yet to win in three games this season. Michal Neuvirth stopped 39-of-44 shots.’

Buffalo to host 2016 NHL Draft   

The Sports Network:

‘The First Niagara Center will be the site for the two-day selection process, which is scheduled for June 24-25, 2016.’

Karlsson scores twice in Ducks' victory   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”It was like an NHL team playing against a pee-wee team,” Nolan said. “They dominated us from start to finish. They were two steps ahead and we were trying to catch up, out of position. We weren’t strong enough, not committed enough, not smart enough. No desperation.”‘

Buffalo to host 2016 NHL draft   

The Sports Xchange:

‘”Awarding the 2016 National Hockey League draft to Buffalo honors the passion of its fans for our sport and reflects the commitment of (team owners) Terry and Kim Pegula to the Sabres and to Buffalo,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We are delighted our fans will have the opportunity to welcome the incoming class of outstanding players at First Niagara Center, which is one of the hockey world’s top event destinations.’

Ducks Cruise Past Sabres 5-1   


‘Buffalo was outshot 44-12.’

Buffalo to Host 2016 Entry Draft   


‘In his comments, Bettman said that after their purchase of the Buffalo Bills, the NFL will find out something he already knew. “Terry and Kim Pegula are terrific owners,” Bettman said. “Obviously when you look across the street at Harbor Center, they’re showing a commitment to this community that I think is going to make a difference in quality of life on a day to day basis.”‘

Rookie Karlsson's two goals pace Ducks past Sabres

‘”Sometimes if you have nothing good to say, it’s better not to say too much, especially after an outing like this,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “That was like an NHL team playing against a peewee team. They dominated us from start to finish. They did all the right things. Everything that we could do wrong we did do wrong.”‘

Sabres outshot heavily in loss to Ducks

‘The Buffalo Sabres were behind the eight ball from the very start Monday afternoon.’