The Sabres Report - April 13, 2014

Sunday's Boston Coverage   

SabreSpace.com:

Bruins win Presidents’ Trophy with victory over Sabres (Boston Globe)
Patrice Bergeron nets his 30th goal (Boston Globe)
Photo gallery (Boston Globe)
Bruins an overall success (Boston Herald)
Unselfish Bergeron boasts big numbers in special season (Boston Herald)
Bruins’ Finnish built on Tuukka Rask and reward (Boston Herald)
Daniel Paille’s pain big problem (Boston Herald)
Bruins clinch first place in NHL (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Defenseman Kevan Miller getting his game back in gear (Quincy Patriot Ledger)
Daniel Paille’s injury concerns squad (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)
Bergeron reaches milestone as B’s clinch home ice (Metro West Daily News)
Paille leaves dazed (Metro West Daily News)
Bruins to face Red Wings in first round (Metro West Daily News)
Bruins OK With ‘Nice’ Presidents’ Trophy Win, But Haves Eye On Much Bigger Prize (NESN)
Patrice Bergeron’s Issue Minor, Daniel Paille’s Status Unknown (NESN)
B’s beat Sabres 4-1; capture President’s trophy (CSN New England)
Bergeron, Paille both leave game with injuries (CSN New England)
Second-ever President’s; B’s turn focus to Cup (CSN New England)
Bergeron shows it’s possible to score big in B’s system (CSN New England)
Buffalo netminder Hackett leaves on stretcher (CSN New England)
Talking Points: Bruins 4, Sabres 1 (CSN New England)
Thoughts from Bruins-Sabres (CSN New England)
Bruins will face Red Wings in first round (CSN New England)
B’s Clinch Presidents’ Trophy with 4-1 Win Over Sabres (BostonBruins.com)
Paille Leaves Game Against Buffalo (BostonBruins.com)
Photo gallery (BostonBruins.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)

Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray ‘open for business’ when it comes to dealing players   

Ottawa Sun:

‘Sources say Murray has been shopping RW Chris Stewart, D Christian Erhoff, C Luke Adam and RW Drew Stafford. It doesn’t stop there, either. The Sabres will also listen to see what they can get for LW Marcus Foligno, LW Johan Larsson and D Chad Ruhwedel.’

Bruins clinch NHL's top record, beat Sabres 4-1   

AP:

‘Boston dominated the game between the teams at opposite ends of the standings.’

Sabres G Hackett taken off ice on stretcher   

AP:

‘Hackett remained sprawled on the ice, face down, as medical personnel came to his aid. After more than five minutes, he was carefully placed on a wheeled stretcher.’

Boston 4, Buffalo 1   

The Sports Network:

‘Cody Hodgson scored the lone goal for the Sabres, who will host the New York Islanders on Sunday to close the disastrous 2013-14 season. Buffalo, which has lost six in a row, will finish with the worst record in the NHL.’

Sabres G Hackett leaves on stretcher    

The Sports Network:

‘”It doesn’t look good right now,” said Sabres coach Ted Nolan. “We’ll wrap him up as best we can, get him back home, have our doctors look at him.”‘

Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy   

The Sports Xchange:

‘LW Ville Leino of Buffalo, who made $4 million this season and still has $11 million owed over the next three years, moved a step closer to a goal-less season as a healthy scratch. He will likely be a compliance buyout during the offseason.’

Sabres Decimated By Injuries in 4-1 Loss in Boston   

WGR-AM:

‘In addition to Hackett, Chris Stewart, Brian Flynn, Matt D’Agostini and Christian Ehrhoff headed to the dressing room early.’

Sabres' Ehrhoff has a rough afternoon   

WGR-AM:

‘Christian Ehrhoff has been on the ice for all three Boston goals and is minus six in his last four games.’

Bruins win to clinch Presidents' Trophy   

NHL.com:

‘The Sabres (21-51-9) lost their sixth in a row. Goaltender Matt Hackett sustained a leg injury in the third period and was taken from the ice on a stretcher.’

Sabres lose 5 players due to injury as Bruins clinch President's Trophy   

Sabres.com:

‘“There’s not much to say. I’ve never seen anything like that. To go through that on the bench, that’s quite a bit of a challenge,” Sabres alternate captain Drew Stafford said. “…That’s a heck of a team over there. That’s going to be a challenge with four lines and six D let alone we’ve got two lines and four D maybe after a while.”‘

Sunday's Rochester Coverage   

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Amerks win fifth straight in shootout (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Varone scores shootout winner as Americans slip past Bulldogs (CP)
Amerks extend win streak to five with shootout win over Bulldogs (Amerks.com)
Amerks squeeze past ‘Dogs 4-3 in shootout (HamiltonBulldogs.com)

The Sabres Report - April 12, 2014

Flynn’s versatility earns him ice time with Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘“I got a lot of experience this year, and being versatile maybe helps you stay in the league a little longer,” Flynn said. “Obviously, I will play whatever position I have to play to be in the lineup.”’

Saturday's Boston Coverage   

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Sabres-Bruins Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (21-50-9) at Boston Bruins (53-18-9) (The Sports Network)
Bruins look to wrap up Presidents’ Trophy vs. Sabres (NHL.com)
Snapshots: Bruins vs. Sabres (BostonBruins.com)

Sabres Nolan likely to let his staff go at seasons end   

WGR-AM:

‘Doug McKenney has been the Sabres strength and conditioning coach for 20 years. Nolan has been very vocal in the past month about how he thinks the Sabres are not well conditioned which he feels has led to numerous injuries. Nolan also wants to see drastic changes to the offseason training program.’