Sabres coach rough on Darius (Newsday)
Rangers’ Kasparaitis accused of ‘dirty’ play (White Plains Journal News)
Sabres steady despite injuries (Toronto Sun)
In for the long haul (National Post)
Leafs Game Day (National Post)
Maple Leafs hope to snap skid against shorthanded Sabres (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (30-15-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (24-21-3) (The Sports Network)
Leafs try to come in from the cold (CBC Sports)
'The hit that caused the position shifting – Kasparaitis' low check on Connolly along the boards Tuesday in a 2-1 Sabres victory – was deemed legal by Regier. But he, like his team, didn't like it. "I would be supportive of taking those hits out of the game," said Regier, who added discussions about the legality of hip checks have been held at GM meetings. "That isn't even a hip check. You're catching him with your rear end, and it's low enough, especially with someone like Kasparaitis, it's low enough to be in the knee area."'
'Already, it seems, we are taking him for granted. Miller makes difficult saves in crucial moments, on the road, against top opponents – and you react with an impassive shrug. This is borderline blasphemy, but he is beginning to remind me of Dominik Hasek, who had a way of making the sensational save seem ordinary.'
'The last time the Sabres trailed by three goals and won was Feb. 14, 2004, at Toronto (6-4).'
'Crozier still heads to the rink — the Sabres' head offices inside the HSBC Arena — every day at 5:45 a.m. His official title with Buffalo is "special consultant," though most of the consulting he does now is over the phone with fans looking to buy tickets and perhaps talk about the success of the current squad. "I've been out of the hockey department since [Ted] Nolan left in 1999, but I'm still part of it all," Crozier says. "I like coming to the rink. I like seeing the players. I like doing my thing."'
'In fact I only have one problem with the league's use of video replay. It's that in the case of this year's Buffalo Sabres they just can't seem to get it right.'
'The Sabres, 15 games over .500 and pursuing their first playoff berth in four seasons, have weathered the losses of Daniel Briere, J.P. Dumont, Pyatt and defenceman Dmitri Kalinin — and remained one of the best defensive teams in the National Hockey League.'
Amerks continue to stumble at home (Rochester D&C)
Amerks swap give-away goals in loss to Manitoba (Rochester D&C)
Moose end road woes with win (Winnipeg Sun)
Home Woes Continue (RNews.com)
Moose beat Amerks 3-1 (Amerks.com)
Moose beat Amerks, extend win streak to five (MooseHockey.com)