Found November 03, 2011 on The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
When it comes to rookies, the league has caught Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fever. He won the honors of October's top rookie via and is the main focus of the hockey world, but beneath the shadow of the next great Edmonton Oiler is Luke Adam of the Buffalo Sabres.While the rest of the league is watching the young gun in Edmonton, Adam has quietly made a push to be considered the league's top rookie.At this point in the season both players have played 11 games, and their stats are nearly identical. Player Team POS GP G A P +/- PP GW TOI/G FO% Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton C 11 5 6 11 +4 2 1 16:28 28.3 Luke Adam Buffalo C 11 4 7 11 +2 0 0 15:00 43.6 Both point totals are identical, there is not a big gap between each player's average time on ice, and Adam seems to be the better of the two in the face-off circle. But still, Nugent-Hopkins gets the majority of the lime light and attention. Adam has been rewarded for his early season succe...

Sabres LW Vanek bloodied, exits vs. Flyers

Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek left Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period with a laceration on his face. Vanek went to the locker room and did not return to the contest as the teams started the third period. The Sabres did not release a statement on his condition. The 27-year-old Austrian collected eight goals, seven assists and 10 penalty...

Sabres Win In A Thrilling Goaltending Showcase

Buffalo, NY – We don’t know exactly what Lindy Ruff told is team prior to Friday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, but whatever what was said seemed to work. The Sabres overcame a late onslaught of offense by the Flames to hang on and win 2-1 in front of a sellout crowd at the First Niagara Center in their final game of a five-game homestand. “I thought our puck movement...

Flyers Take On Leino, Sabres in Buffalo at 7:30

The Flyers are in Buffalo, New York tonight where they will take on former Flyer Ville Leino and his Buffalo Sabres in a rematch of last year's first round playoff matchup. The Flyers came out on top after seven games, but it was Ville Leino's goal in overtime that kept the Flyers' season alive. Video of the classic moment after the jump.   Leino is off to a...

Thoughts From The Center: Sabres Lead Flames 1-0 After Two

Buffalo, NY - Well, no on knows exactly what Ruff said to his players after Wednesday’s loss against the Flyers, but whatever it was, it seems to have worked. The Sabres have played their best game in quite some time through two periods. Drew Stafford has the lone Buffalo goal after Derek Roy set him up with a nice cross ice pass eight minutes into the first period. The story...


Gotta admit it. I was so looking forward to a Ryan Miller vs. Mikka Kiprusoff battle in Buffalo. Oh, well. There's always next time. Jhonas Enroth hets the four by six for Buffalo, while young Hank Karlsson gets the cage for Calgary. Only Lindy, Ryan, Jhonas, and Jim Corsi know for certain if this was the way that the games were divvied up at the beginning of the week, with...

Buffalo recalls Tropp

The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Corey Tropp from Rochester of the American Hockey League on Thursday.


Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves--- 13 in the third period--- to back stop his Buffalo Sabres to a mush-needed, long-overdue win on home ice on Friday night. Enroth's performance sent the home fans home in a good mood for the first time in a long time. "We finally got a win here, and everyone can stop talking that we can't win here," Jhonas said after the win...

Sabres 2, Flames 1

Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Enroth, making his third start of the season, was steady throughout to improve to 12-3-2 in his career. He had his scoreless string of 107:39 snapped when Calgary's Alex Tanguay scored early in the third period. Making his second straight appearance after relieving ineffective...

Philadelphia Flyers chase goalie Ryan Miller early in 3-2 victory over Buffalo Sabres

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Enroth, Sabres shut down Flames

Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Jhonas Enroth makes 29 saves, Stafford and Gerbe score in Sabres' 2-1 win over Flames

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Flyers chase Ryan Miller early and beat Sabres 3-2

Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three times in the first period to chase All-Star goalie Ryan Miller in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
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