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The Buffalo Sabres have won three straight — their longest streak of the season — and are in New York for a Sunday night tilt with a Rangers team that sits just one point ahead of them in the standings. And if Buffalo wants to leapfrog the Rangers in the standings, it’s going to half to do it with the same lineup they used Saturday to beat New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek, who was left out of the lineup Saturday due to an upper-body injury, will once again be missing from the lineup as he continues to nurse the injury.
In addition to Vanek being out, Ryan Miller will once again get the start in net for the Sabres. It’s Miller’s 14th straight start after backup Jhonas Enroth gave up 4 goals in Buffalo’s 4-3 loss to Ottawa on February 5.
Miller is 9-10-1 so far this season with a 2.82 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
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Katie Strang is reporting that Patrick Kaleta will have a phone hearing with The Shanna-no-ban. Per league rules, a phone hearing indicates that Kaleta will receive no more than five games if he is to be suspended at all. Kaleta’s hearing is about this dirty hit:
The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta for five games without pay for shoving New York Rangers forward Brad Richards from behind and into the boards.
The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension Monday, a day after the player delivered the check in the third period of Buffalo's 3-2 shootout loss at New York.
Kaleta was assessed a major...
The Buffalo Sabres are having one of the more disappointing shortened seasons among their NHL counterparts. All-world goalie Ryan Miller hasn’t gotten much help in front of him. Giving up the third most goals in the NHL doesn’t go too far in trying to win hockey games. Nor do stupid plays like this one from Patrick Kaleta Sunday.
Kaleta, a sixth-year forward for the Sabres...
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a rough outing on Sunday against the New York Rangers in the shootout. Miller is a very good goalie, but he and the Sabres have been struggling this year. During the shootout, Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan pretty much undressed him and the Sabres were handed their 14th loss (12 regulation, 2 OT) of the year. Might be time for Miller to work...
Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta will likely be hearing from Brendan Shanahan in the very near future after his dangerous check on New York's Brad Richards. As Richards skated towards the boards, Kaleta shoved him from behind with his stick, sending Richards into the boards headfirst. Kaleta received a major penalty for checking from behind as well as a game misconduct for his reckless...
On Sunday night during a game with the New York Rangers, Patrick Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres boarded Brad Richards and caused the Rangers forward to writhe in agony on the ice for several moments. In a phone hearing with the league on Monday, he received a five-game suspension, which is the longest he can receive without the request of an in-person hearing. The next game in which...
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If you're looking for some irrational defense of the hit from a big fan of the team, you won't get it here. There's no excuse for...
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BUFFALO, NY – MARCH 02: Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres scores a goal in the shootout against Johan Hedberg #1 of the New Jersey Devils on March 2, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo defeated New Jersey, 4-3. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
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