‘Briere beat goalie Kevin Weekes to the glove side on a rush to give the Sabres their fifth win in a game in which they trailed by at least two goals. Buffalo also avoided its first losing streak of the season. The Sabres (12-1-1) failed to earn a point for the first time Saturday in a 4-1 defeat against Toronto.’
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‘Buffalo then evened the score at 3-3 at the 8:13 mark of the final period on a bad goal given up by Weekes. From near the blue line, Briere threw the puck on net that Weekes had trouble with. Pominville crashed the goal and was there to stuff in the rebound. Then, as the contest appeared to be heading for a shootout, Drew Stafford found Briere in the slot and he used Rangers defenseman Aaron Ward as a screen to beat Weekes top-shelf to seal the victory for Buffalo.’
‘It was the fifth time Buffalo has come back from a two or more goal deficit in the 2006-07 campaign.’
'In two weeks, the Buffalo Sabres sold 30,000 tickets, leaving just half of that still available for the remainder of the season. Fans waiting in line at the HSBC Arena box office before Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs learned that the first available game with open seats is not until March.'
‘Speculation is that both will be in the lineup when the teams faceoff at 5pm at Madison Square Garden, presumably with Andrew Peters as a healthy scratch.’
‘G Martin Biron is 6-2-2 with a 2.32 GAA against the Rangers.’
Ranger task: foil Sabres (New York Daily News)
Sabres try to regroup after first regulation loss (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (11-1-1) at New York Rangers (7-6-0) (The Sports Network)
Rangers look to even score with Sabres today (NewYorkRangers.com)
Game # 14: Buffalo @ NY Rangers (SabresFans.com)
‘”It stings a little bit,” Sabres forward Paul Gaustad said. “It’s not easy to swallow. We hate losing, especially at home and especially against these guys when their fans are in the crowd.”‘
‘Afinogenov, the Sabres’ leading scorer, suffered what is believed to be a separated shoulder early in the first period Saturday night against Toronto. He could be out two to three weeks.’
'The Buffalo Sabres defenceman quietly is approaching the National Hockey League record for most games played by a European. A native of Tampere, Finland, Numminen has appeared in 1,248 NHL games.'