Fanshots

Joe DiPenta scored a shorthanded goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation to lift...

+

Joe DiPenta scored a shorthanded goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Portland Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Albany River Rats in an American Hockey League game played tonight in front of 3,495 at the Times Union Center. The victory marked the Pirates 10th consecutive win, equaling the franchise record established in 1996-97.

Portland Pirates - Game Summary

The Canadian AHL All-Stars tied it up in the final seconds and went on to capture a 10-9 shootout...

+

The Canadian AHL All-Stars tied it up in the final seconds and went on to capture a 10-9 shootout win over PlanetUSA in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game in Portland, Maine. Forward Tyler Ennis of the hometown Pirates was named MVP after posting a goal and two assists.

Portland Pirates - News Release

"I truly have enjoyed my entire career as an NHL player," said Peca. "Playing the game at the...

2

"I truly have enjoyed my entire career as an NHL player," said Peca. "Playing the game at the highest level, with and against the top hockey players in the world, has been a pleasure. Throughout my 13-season career I was fortunate to play on some exceptional hockey teams, particularly the 2002 Canadian Olympian team and the Sabres and Oilers teams that reached the Cup finals. Really I am grateful for the lasting friendships and memories that the game of hockey has given me, and I would like to thank my family, teammates, and the fans for all their support along the way."

Michael Peca retires after 13 NHL seasons - NHL.com - News

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the fourth-fastest start by a team since 1979-80, and...

+

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the fourth-fastest start by a team since 1979-80, and the fastest since Detroit scored three times in the first 1:48 of a 12-0 rout of Chicago in December 1987.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2009020639&navid=DL|NHL|home

An item in today's in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper: "Center of attention:...

3

An item in today's in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper: "Center of attention: Defenseman Brian Campbell enjoys the fact he still gets booed by Sharks fans every time he touches the puck in games at HP Pavilion for leaving as a free agent. "Wait until Buffalo," Campbell said. That game Dec. 11 will be Campbell's first back in Buffalo since he was traded by the Sabres to the Sharks when they knew he wasn't going to re-sign with them as a free agent." What do you think? Will he be booed in Buffalo?

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=340041

"Max looks like he got a second life," Kovalchuk said. "In Buffalo, he took a beating by the coach....

3

"Max looks like he got a second life," Kovalchuk said. "In Buffalo, he took a beating by the coach. He’s one of the hardest workers. Every day, he’s smiling." Not much else to say about it, found it kind of interesting that Kovy would say that. I dont know if I see that as a quick shot at Ruff or Sabres or not? I doubt it because Kovy's always been a "good guy" but still found this quote interesting...

-Yahoo Sports

"There is the possibility of returning back to (North America), but (Agent) Petr (Svoboda) told me...

+

"There is the possibility of returning back to (North America), but (Agent) Petr (Svoboda) told me that at least one year in the KHL will help me," said Zagrapan in Dennik Sport, a Slovakian sports paper. "Both of us were particularly concerned getting into a new contract (with Buffalo). I feel I need a new way to get into the NHL."

Zagrapan leaves Sabres organization for Russia " Maine Hockey Journal It sounds to me like Zags didn't want to leave but felt he had no choice. It's easy to say that he was a disappointment but he never really had a chance with the Sabres. It will be interesting to see if this move will help him get a chance in the NHL.

In the Buffalo Sabres’ final game, play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret made a casual remark to analyst H...

2

In the Buffalo Sabres’ final game, play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret made a casual remark to analyst Harry Neale about next year that suggested Jeanneret might retire. Not so. Reached while vacationing in Florida, Jeanneret said, "I’m planning on coming back next year." This pleased Neale, who also plans to return next season. "I’m delighted," said Neale. "He tells me all year this is his last year. He told me before I even started working with him." Once again next season, Jeanneret’s contract allows him to take some road games off.

Sports on the Air: Mayock has scheme for selections : Entertainment : The Buffalo News

Miller will not play for the United States in the World Championships. Tim Connolly has also turned...

+

Miller will not play for the United States in the World Championships. Tim Connolly has also turned them down and Jason Pominville says he has to check out an undisclosed injury before he decides. Drew Stafford will play for Team USA. Andrej Sekera will play for Slovakia while Derek Roy will skate for Lindy Ruff and Team Canada. Maxim Afinogenov and Teppo Numminen are still deciding if they want to skate with Russia and Finland.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres - The Sabres leave for the summer. Lindy Ruff isn't the only one who will continue their season in the World Championships. I noticed they didn't mention Thomas Vanek at all. He said a while back that he would play for Austria if the Sabres missed the playoffs.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker