Wait, Thomas Vanek is still on the team?
The Buffalo Sabres lost to the Winnipeg Jets last night in the perfect example of a well-rested home team beating the tar out of a weary road team.
- A recap of last night's game. [Sabres.com, NHL.com, The Buffalo News, WGR, 3MI, Arctic Ice Hockey]
- Who stepped up in the biggest game of the year? [WGR]
- The Sabres have really been riding Ryan Miller [NHL.com] who was named the NHL's first star of the week for the past 7 days. [Sabres.com]
- With all the hullabaloo regarding bounties being placed on opposing players in the NHL, Rob Ray shares his experience with having a bounty placed on him. [Rochester D&C]
- The Sabres and Lightning may owe a debt to the rest of the Eastern Conference for being so terrible. [SB Nation]
- The life of Marcus Foligno, travelin' man. [The Buffalo News]
- Other teams are closing the gap in the playoff race or expanding their leads, including Tampa Bay [NHL.com] and St. Louis. [NHL.com]
- Tuuka Rask is out for the next 4-6 weeks, and the Bruins have signed MArty Turco in his place. [Puck Daddy]
- Ken Campbell gives his quick thoughts on all 30 NHL teams. [THN]
- Stevie Y was named the Executive Director of Team Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. [Globe & Mail, Puck Daddy]