‘”At this point, we have to be upset not to come away with two points,” Miller said. “If you don’t get two points, you’re not gaining much ground.”‘
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‘With just under a minute remaining, Detroit pulled goaltender Joey McDonald in favor of an extra attacker. Johan Franzen took a long wrist shot from the left point, which found its way through traffic. Miller made the save, but the rebound bounced into the slot and went right to Jiri Hudler, who fired the puck past Miller to tie the game. Detroit went on to win the game in a shootout as Hudler scored the goal to ice it.’
‘In 6 games straight at home, the Sabres could only muster 5 of a possible 12 points.’
‘The widow of Seymour Knox III, Jean Knox, gave her blessing to Pegula when he announced his intention to purchase the team. “My late husband would be so excited to know there is an individual who is going to appreciate having the Buffalo Sabres and do something wonderful for the city of Buffalo at the same time,” she said.’
Jackets, others seek centers as deadline looms (Columbus Dispatch)
Blue Jackets claim Rivet off waivers (The Sports Network)
Pirates suffer ‘disappointing loss’ (Portland Press Herald)
Pirates give up ground to Manchester (Maine Hockey Journal)
Springfield Falcons pick up two significant points with 4-1 win over Portland Pirates (Springfield Republican)
Pirates Stumble in Springfield (PortlandPirates.com)
Falcons beat Pirates 4-1 (FalconsAHL.com)
”On briefing the media about some new plans, he mentioned his innovative ideas on how to improve the team that is currently struggling to make it to the playoffs. Better player scouting and player development will be given most priority under his watch, stating that this is the fastest way to see quick and much needed enhancement to the franchise.
”Here’s an opinion I find to be irrefutable: Lalime is the Sabres No. 3 goaltender. Honestly, his number should be compared to the third-best goaltender in any organization. I won’t defend Ruff for starting Miller in 30-plus consecutive games, but I will defend the idea of having your No. 2 goaltender constantly getting work over in Portland.
‘“They’re actually going to be in Buffalo for the game, them and my little brother and sister,” Drew said.’
‘”It’s fun for my parents and family,” Drew said after Friday’s practice at Joe Louis Arena. “They get to see us play at the same time. Usually they have two televisions going.”‘