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Daily Links for Friday Dec. 4

I think we can officially call our offensive drought over, or at least on a long hiatus. Buffalo has now won four in a row and has done so with offensive firepower, which is a departure from relying on Mr. Miller night in and night out. Enjoy your first Friday off from watching hockey in the past month; next game is Saturday against the slumping Rangers.

Sabres hand Canadiens fourth straight loss | TSN
A report on the game from the sports network that spells words differently than us (some would argue more correctly.)

Ankle sprain for Butler | Sabres Edge
Hear what Lindy has to say about Butler's injury.

Buffalo Sabres Power Lineup |
The Sabres recently unveiled an online fantasy game based on +/-. It's free, and you can win fabulous prizes, so if playing SPG every game isn't enough, check this out.

A beginner's guide to the new stats | From The Rink
I know that some of you out there are, like me, stat-heads. But even I scratch my head sometimes when hearing about stats like Zone Starts, Penalty +/-, and Wins Above Replacement. From the Rink tells us what 10 of these new stats are and how they're calculated.

Maple Leafs send Tlusty to Hurricanes for prospect Paradis | TSN
We have a new leader for least important trade of the year - the Leafs have sent forward Jiri Tlusty to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the rights to centre Philippe Paradis.

Hockey Gifts:
The second entry in our daily hockey holiday shopping post gives us Every hockey house needs a ministick, but these guys also do mini bats, lacrosse sticks, hockey stocking stuffers and local amateur gear (Buffalo Wings, Amherst Tigers, etc.)