'Only 12 games into the season, the Sabres are in astonishingly good shape in the standings. The Thrashers are closest, four points behind, but with 23 points, the Sabres already have a nine-point cushion in the race to make the Eastern Conference playoffs.'
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'The Sabres have nine victories in their last 10 games against the Bruins.'
‘From time to time, people remind LaFontaine how much his good works have impacted them. Last March, just hours after the Sabres retired his jersey No. 16, he went out to celebrate with friends and family close to HSBC Arena. A man he didn’t know offered to buy LaFontaine a drink and told him he’d been a patient at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo when LaFontaine bought a box in the luxury suites for some of the patients there.’
'Team apparel and merchandise, after a uniform change, have become quick buys on the league's Web site, nhl.com, led this past week by demand for Miller's no. 30 jersey.'
'If you went to bed Thursday night before the end of the Buffalo Sabres' game against the Boston Bruins, there's a good chance you're about to spit your morning coffee all over this newspaper.'
'It was Pominville's eighth goal through a dozen games. He had 18 goals in 57 games last season, which began with the Rochester Americans after he cleared waivers at the end of training camp.'
'Fans of the Buffalo Sabres won’t want to miss Sports Illustrated writer Darren Eliot’s recent column on the team.'
‘Jason Pominville would score his eighth goal of the season, and his sixth goal in as many games.’
‘Down by three goals with less than nine minutes to play, the Buffalo Sabres proved that no lead is safe when time still remains.’
‘But even the most optimistic fan figured that the Sabres were done with 16 minutes to go in the third period when Brad Boyes pulled away from Jason Pominville behind the Sabres’ net and centered for Mark Mowers, who sent the puck off Ryan Miller for a 4-1 Boston lead.’