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Morning Skate: Sabres Earn First Victory

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We only have one day between games this time, a welcome change as far as I'm concerned.  It was an exciting game but the Sabres had plenty of opportunities to bury the Coyotes.  It is definitely a building block for this team early in the season.

Game Recaps

Vanek, Miller lead Sabres to 2-1 win - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
AP recap of the Sabres win over Phoenix.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres - Sabres Edge Coyotes 2-1
WGR recap of the Sabres 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Late power play goal gives Sabres 2-1 win : Home: The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News recap of the game.

Other Links

Sabres stay low for NHL ticket costs - Business First of Buffalo:
Sabres stay low for NHL ticket costs. They remain one of the cheapest places to see a game for concessions and the game ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions #4: Zone Starts (aka Offensive-to-Defensive Face-off Ratio) - Behind The Net
Some NHL players take lots of defensive zone draws; others get the ones in the offensive zone. How important is this ratio to their individual statistics?

Frequently Asked Questions #3: What is a Corsi Number? - Behind The Net
So what's a "Corsi Number" and why is it so important in hockey? Behind the Net explains.

Who's that? Little knowns and unknowns making an early impact - From The Rink
Here's a list of 25 players, 15 forwards and 10 defenders, picking up some surprising ice time so far. Mirtle is always good for some goo statistical info and this is no different.