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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Myers and Ryan Miller helped give Ron Rolston a memorable night.
Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, Miller made 30 saves, and Rolston won for the first time as Buffalo's interim coach in the Sabres' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
"It was great, especially the way it was done," Rolston said. "Just the battle level and the competitive nature we had tonight was outstanding. You could just feel it on the bench, the guys, how dialed in they were. I'm really happy for our team. We've seen a lot of really good signs, and we just needed something to keep us moving in the right direction."
Myers made it 2-1 from the top of the left circle 52 second into the third after a Tampa Bay turnover. Rolston replaced long-time Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff on Feb. 20.
"It always feels good to score," Myers said. "It felt unbelievable to get the win after the way things have been goi...
BEST OF MAXIM
So the other day Ryan Miller lost his ****... again.
Oof. About time for Buffalo to show a little fight but their timing is awful. You throw down when the opposing team cheapshots you, not when your own defenseman pushes a forward into you. Same thing with Weber. He's the one who throws Martin into Miller and then he starts dishing out fisticuffs. Embarrassing...
After the Sabres played listless hockey for every non-Bruins game in the last month, fans clamored for head coach Lindy Ruff’s termination. Not only was Ruff’s message to the team and the system he employed growing stale, but the very idea of having a coach for this long grew stale. It was a novelty for a long time in Buffalo to have a coach whose tenure was unmatched by all...
(January 19, 2013 – Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America)
Mikhail Grigorenko has had himself quite a disappointing rookie season, to say the least. The 18-year old prospect has just a goal and two assists in 16 games this season; he has seen his ice time bounce around more than a child on a trampoline.
He has been scratched four times this season, three of which came...
Two Lightning turnovers resulted in two goals for the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night as they went on to beat Tampa Bay 2-1. Steven Stamkos put the Lightning on the board first when a rebound off a Ryan Miller save went right to him off a Teddy Purcell shot. Later in the first period, defenseman Victor Hedman was unable to clear the puck out of the defensive zone as it was intercepted...
Following Saturday night’s loss I took a few days to think about this Sabres team and all that has gone on so far this season. So much negativity, so much disappointment & so much anger. What a fall from grace not only for this team, but also for a city that only a few years ago rivaled Detroit as “Hockey Town USA”.
No longer, as the product on the ice has diminished so...
This weeks Water Cooler features QCS writers Mike Straw, Jason Davis, Ryan Talbot, Brandon Hess, and Bradley Gelber.
How important was it for the Sabres to finally get their first win under Ron Rolston out of the way Tuesday, taking down Tampa Bay?
Jason Davis: Very important. You want to see the new coach notch his first win quickly to ease any stress of going on a prolonged losing...
In early February I last picked an MVP for the early season. Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres was my pick. He was leading the NHL in scoring at that point. Since then Vanek has been passed in the scoring race and his Buffalo Sabres are in trouble after firing their coach.
The MVP race today comes to two players: Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sidney Crosby...