Found September 15, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
© Dan Hickling Just four days after the team opened up training camp, the Buffalo Sabres found themselves on the ice Sunday night in Montreal for their preseason opener against the Canadiens. In a back-and-forth affair that saw the teams trade goals throughout it came down to a shootout to determine who would be the victor in both squads’ preseason opener. Mikhail Grigorenko, Buffalo’s first, first-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft, scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Sabres the 5-4 victory. Buffalo’s second first-round pick in that draft, Zemgus Girgensons, made a good first impression on head coach Ron Rolston. In his first official taste of NHL action, Girgensons found the back of the net twice for Buffalo: his first coming just 58 seconds into the second period, and his second coming late in the frame. Newly acquired defensemen Jamie McBain, who Buffalo added in the trade that sent Andrej Sekera to Carolina, also scored for the Sabres in the second period. Jhonas Enr...

Sabres open preseason with shootout victory

Zemgus Girgensons statistically made a strong case to make the opening night roster while fellow 2012 first-round pick Mikhail Grigorenko’s backhander was the only goal of the shootout as the Buffalo Sabres opened the preseason with a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Bell Centre. Grigorenko scored during the Sabres’ second attempt during the skills-competition portion...

Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens

Mikhail Grigorenko's shootout goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens in the preseason opener for both teams on Sunday night. Grigorenko beat Zachary Fucale with a backhand on Buffalo's second attempt in the tiebreaker. The Sabres, who never led, erased four one-goal deficits. Colton Gillies got the Sabres even at 4 with 4:24 left in regulation...

GARTH'S CORNER: Sabres Surly In Montreal

Ron Rolston was listening to me when I recommended that he play a heavy, veteran lineup in Montreal. He did so on Sunday night. The Sabres played their first exhibition game of the season like is was game 60 in the month of March. They were is a foul mood and took no guff from the Canadiens. Veteran center Cody McCormick tossed the mitts and pounded two different Montreal Canadien...

GARTH'S CORNER: Vanek-Hodgson-Foligno Test Run

The Buffalo Sabres will skate this morning in Buffalo, then will charter to the Buckeye State to play the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ron Rolston skated his line trio and D pairings on Monday. We're going to get a good look at the newly formed top line of Vanek-Hodgson-Foligno. Rolston has been skating the line together in scrimmages and practice since Day 1 of Sabres training...

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Second Take with Brad Gelber – "I think everything is better than Buffalo"

Here we go again. Another player leaves Buffalo, makes a negative comment and we launch ourselves into a tizzy. I just don’t understand. What do people think… if you play for a team you are automatically indebted to them and that city for the rest of your life? No. That’s not how it works. Just like every other aspect of our existence, people move on. So you can see why I...

WATCH: Marcus Foligno scores airborne goal against Columbus

The Buffalo Sabres have seen great contributions from their young players through two preseason games. On Sunday, 2012 first-rounders Zemgus Girgensons and Mikhail Grigorenko led the way, as Girgensons’ two goals and Grigorenko’s shootout winner helped the Sabres over the Montreal Canadiens 5-4. On Tuesday night, Marcus Foligno scored two goals for the Sabres in a 3-1 victory...
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