Found March 03, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
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. The post Vanek Out Again, Miller To Start appeared first on Queen City Sports.

GARTH: Vanek Ready?

Having compete well in the road wins in Tampa and Sunrise, Thomas Vanek sat out Friday's practice in Amherst. Vanek took the day-off to rest his aches and pains after the mini roadie. When the Sabres called up forward Brian Flynn from Rochester on Friday night, one got the sense that Vanek's ailment was worse than first thought. Vanek was a healthy scratch on Saturday night...

Kaleta has phone hearing, no more than five-game suspension

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: Tweet

Sabres' Kaleta 5 games for boarding

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...

Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta’s dirty hit on Rangers’ Brad Richards from behind (VIDEO)

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...

Ryan Miller gets undressed by Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan in shootout

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...

Patrick Kaleta's scary hit on Brad Richards

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...

GARTH: Max Suspension For Kaleta

The NHL has spoken and Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for 5 games This suspension should come as no surprise in light of the seriousness of Kaleta's hit on Brad Richards on Sunday night Coletta receives the maximum penalty for over the phone hearing....

Patrick Kaleta suspended 5 games, but is it enough?

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...

Weber Visits Ann Arbor Again

Michigan hosted a number of football prospects for today's basketball game, including Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber, who already holds a Michigan offer.

Less Than 4 Games For Kaleta Is Asking For Trouble

Brendan Shanahan has to make a decision on the nasty Patrick Kaleta hit from behind on Brad Richards which took place during the Rangers 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres last night.  The Buffalo forward has a 3:00 p.m. hearing by phone. 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...

GARTH: Reputation

Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta has a reputation around the NHL of being a robust competitor. He hits hard. He plays hard. Thats why his opponents can't stand playing against him. They'd much rather be his line mate than his crash test dummy. On Sunday night, inside Madison Square garden, before the eyes of the hockey world, Kaleta committed an error when he hit Ranger Brad...

Game 20 Preview: Sabres at Rangers

The Sabres made waves recently when they fired Lindy Ruff after 16 seasons as their head coach. Since then they’ve gone 3-2 under Ron Rolston.  Under both coaches, the Sabres system is similar to what we’ve seen from the Flyers under Peter Laviolette, which is essentially two different looks. The first look is the 2-1-2 forecheck, which the Rangers utilize as well. This is...

Sabres Best Devils In Shootout: Rapid Report with Audio

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) Someone call 911, the Buffalo Sabres are on fire. Okay, maybe a bit too much with that...

Jan Levine: Game 20: NYR-BUF, Key is to Keep Thursday's Momentum, Some NHL Thoughts

The Rangers look to build on their fine performance from Thursday when they take on the Sabres on Sunday at MSG. This is the second of four straight home games, after which the Blueshirts will have played 14 of their first 21 contests at the friendly confines of home. Buffalo, who had been slumping, resulting in the firing of long-time coach Lindy Ruff, has started to find their...
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