The Sabres Report - October 14, 2014

Tuesday's Rochester Coverage

Trevor Gillies suspended after fighting with Amerks’ William Carrier (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Q&A with Amerks forward Phil Varone (

The Sabres Report - October 13, 2014

Sabres face possible 0-3 start as they host Ducks today   

Olean Times Herald:

‘Clearly, the Sabres are still getting outclassed. They got outshot 40-22 in the opener and 47-23 on Saturday. Chicago had a 19-4 third-period advantage.’

Schedule offers little respite for Sabres    

Buffalo News:

‘There are games at San Jose and Los Angeles, in addition to the rematch against the Ducks. There are two meetings with defending Presidents’ Trophy winner Boston.’

Monday's Anaheim Coverage

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry lead Anaheim Ducks into Buffalo (Los Angeles aily News)
Ducks-Sabres Preview (AP)
Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0) at Buffalo Sabres (0-2-0) (The Sports Network)
Ducks continue road trip vs. Sabres (

The Sabres Report - October 12, 2014

Kane takes a walk of fame   

Buffalo News:

‘Though it might seem hard to believe, Kane is at the start of his eighth NHL season. Still, he’s only 25 years old and with plenty of hockey ahead.’

Breakdowns strike Sabres again   

Buffalo News:

‘The Sabres were outshot for the game, 47-23, but the margin was 19-4 in the third period as goaltender Jhonas Enroth had little help.’

Sunday's Chicago Coverage

Patrick Sharp leads power play charge for Blackhawks (Chicago Tribune)
‘Captain Serious’ taking a (bit) lighter approach (Chicago Tribune)
Saturday’s recap: Blackhawks 6, Sabres 2 (Chicago Tribune)
Blackhawks score four in third, beat Sabres in home opener (Chicago Sun Times)
Kyle Cumiskey makes no waves over scratch situation (Chicago Sun Times)
Patrick Kane sees Sabres as a fun foe (Chicago Sun Times)
Photo gallery (Chicago Sun Times)
Blackhawks turn squeaker into 6-2 rout (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
Blackhawks in flip-switching mode already (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
Photo gallery (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
Stars shine as Blackhawks throttle Sabres in home opener (CSN Chicago)
Marian Hossa elevates his game in Blackhawks’ win over Sabres (CSN Chicago)
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (

Blackhawks beat Sabres 6-2 with big third period   


‘”In the third period, their star players turned it up a notch and we didn’t,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said.’

Chicago 6, Buffalo 2   

The Sports Network:

‘”The speed that the came at us with right away and then we settled in,” said Ennis. “We’re a good team when we play aggressive.”‘

Blackhawks score four in final period to defeat Sabres   

The Sports Xchange:

‘The Sabres dropped their sixth consecutive game against the Blackhawks. Buffalo has not beaten Chicago since Dec. 11, 2009.’

Sabres Fall to Chicago 6-2   


‘The third showcased one of the best offensive teams in the league as the Blackhawks dominated from start to finish, netting four goals in the stanza. The first one coming from Patrick Kane, who knifed his way around a few Sabre defenders to beat Jhonas Enroth. Shortly thereafter it was Marian Hossa, who had been on the doorstep threatening the entire game, netting one. And lastly, Patrick Sharp found the back of the net on a beauty of a shot from inside the offensive zone.’

Sabres had a slow start, but recovered   


‘There were times in this game where the Sabres played one of the best teams in the NHL very well on the road, but the Hawks are just too good and too skilled for the Sabres at this point, especially on the road.’

Strong third period helps Blackhawks get past Sabres

‘Kane has five goals and four assists in nine games against his hometown Sabres (0-2-0), who’ve dropped six straight games against the Blackhawks dating back to the 2009-10 season.’

Sabres unable to spoil Blackhawks' home opener

‘“We were just out of sync,” Sabres forward Tyler Ennis, who scored one of Buffalo’s goals, said. “We couldn’t get in the zone, we were sloppy. Their kill was good but I think our entries were the problem. We couldn’t get in and [it's] not good enough.”’

Sunday's Rochester Coverage

Rochester Amerks stumble against Hamilton (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Hamilton Bulldogs rally to beat Rochester Amerks 6-4 in season opener (Hamilton Spectator)
Aliu scores twice in 5-4 loss to Bulldogs (
Bulldogs overpower Amerks 6-4 in season opener (