'Dmitri Kalinin did not practice today for the team. He was injured blocking a shot against the Penguins. Head coach Lindy Ruff believes he will be able to play against the Panthers.'
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'Injured Sabres Forward Paul Gaustad visited the school's 4th grade class, rewarding for the kids reading a total of 359 books in the past two weeks.'
'“I think it shows the consistency throughout the organization that guys can come up and actually make an impact and play a lot,” said Stafford, who now has 14 points in 20 NHL games this season. “They play the same systems here and in Rochester and they obviously scout and bring in the same style players in order to do that.”'
‘“We probably didn’t deserve a point throughout the whole game,” Drury said. “But the last 10 minutes we battled extremely hard. You’ve got to take the positive out of it.”’
Penguins outlast Sabres, 5-4 (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Crosby predicts new arena will help team in many ways (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Pens win on historic night (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Pens’ Laraque sits with back spasms (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Buoyed by arena news, Penguins win (Erie Times News)
Pens celebrate arena deal with shootout victory, 5-4 (Beaver County Times)
Penguins get new home and victory (Washington Observer Reporter)
Penguins upend Sabres in overtime shootout (PittsburghPenguins.com)
‘”They were certainly ready and on their game,” Drury said. “We didn’t generate as much as we need to. I guess when you do that and get a point, it’s still a good thing.”‘
‘Buffalo then shocked the capacity crowd with a goal only 7.1 seconds before the buzzer to tie the game 4-4, after Briere gained control of a wraparound behind the Penguins’ net and fed in front to Drury, who was unmarked in the slot.’
‘The Sabres were dominated most of the night as they registered only 19 shots including just 10 in the final two periods combined.’
‘”We obviously don’t like to fall behind the way we did,” said Daniel Briere. “It was frustrating to a point where we weren’t moving our legs and weren’t skating. I think if we would have worked harder in the first 50 minutes, we would be having better results. We’re a team that relies on speed and if we don’t move our legs, we become very vulnerable.”‘
‘Having kicked off the start of their road swing with a season-high fourth consecutive defeat overall, the Sabres were forced to seek out the positives of a point gained from their spirited rally, as they departed Steeltown.’