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Columbus Blue Jackets
That wasn't the prettiest Sabres victory tonight, but we'll take it. Hopefully getting that winning feeling back at home will propel them for the next few games at the FNC. Several quick hits about the game:
- Thomas Vanek is just a beast right now. He had 3 assists and once again just owned the puck in and around the net. He's had some great moments and stretches in his career, but he's playing like an elite forward at this moment, a true superstar. If he can actually maintain this for the rest of the season, he'll be top 5 in league scoring and a Hart Trophy candidate. Crazy talk? Just you wait and see.
- I was happy for Patrick Kaleta getting the game winning goal. His all around game for the beginning of the season has quite simply been terrific. I think he's learned from his past injuries that he can't just fly around the ice, hitting everything that moves. He's become a valuable penalty killer and the his line combination with Gaustad and ...
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Buffalo, NY – It seems that the key to success for the Sabres this season is simple. Don’t play the Southeast; all three of Buffalo’s losses have come from teams in that division.
Tonight, Buffalo finally got their first official win at home by taking care of the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 in front of a sold out crowd at the First Niagara Center.
“I don’t care how we got...
Sabres hit the ice late this morning.
John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that injured centre/winger, Jochen Hecht, missed today's skate for what is being termed a "not scheduled".
This begs the question:
Has Hecht suffered yet another concussion setback?
Hecht did not play in a preseason game and has missed all nine Sabres games this season...
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For once in my lifetime, I actually agree with Bucky Gleason on something. Bucky wrote the following this morning:
"No matter what senseless blather is drummed up in the community or what you read in the blogosphere or suspect when Miller has a rough night, there is no goaltending controversy in Buffalo. Miller will remain the No. 1 goalie so long...
The Sabres were back at it today.
Lindy Ruff and the coaches worked the troops for 45 minutes.
The Tampa games are dead and buried. The players have turned the page to Columbus.
I spent some time with Cody McCormick after the skate. He, Matt Ellis, and Brad Boyes were one of Buffalo's better forward units on Tuesday night. They play an honest game. No flash and dash...
Rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth made 41 saves, Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres sent the sliding Columbus Blue Jackets to another defeat with a 4-2 win Thursday night. Brad Boyes had a goal and assist, Patrick Kaleta snapped a third-period tie, and Thomas Vanek added three assists for the Sabres (6-3-0), who won for the first time in three games played...
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team’s “Road Crew” will make its first “Tour Stop” of the 2011-12 season on Nov. 17 in Raleigh, N.C., prior to the team’s game against the Hurricanes on Nov. 18.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth made 41 saves, Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist, and the Buffalo
Sabres sent the sliding Columbus Blue Jackets to another defeat with a 4-2 win Thursday night.
The Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller hasn't won since shutting out the Florida Panthers last week.
After getting a day off, it seems likely he'll be back in goal Saturday night as Buffalo seeks a fourth straight victory over the Panthers.
Miller has surrendered six goals on 48 shots in losing two games since making 22 saves in a 3-0 win over Florida on Oct. 20. He has been...
Rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth made 41 saves, Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres sent the sliding Columbus Blue Jackets to another defeat with a 4-2 win Thursday night.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres
RECORDS - CBJ: 1-7-1 (Road:0-4-0), BUF: 5-3-0 (Home: 1-2-0)
WHEN: Oct. 27, 2011 - 7 p.m. | W...
4-2 loss in Buffalo comes down to special teams. While the hapless Blue Jackets went a horrid (even for them) 0 of 6, the Sabres went 2 for 3. Conveniently, the margin of victory. Columbus is an unworldly 10% with the man advantage on the season. Despite peppering Ryan Miller's stand-in for 43 shots, the team just cannot score on consistent basis. Jeff Carter is still out. What a mess.