Hopefully you're sitting under a warm blanket for today's Buffalo sports double-header. Think the Sabres can do three come-from-behind victories in a row? The team isn't happy with those wins, and they've been working hard over the last few days to figure out how to avoid coming out flat. Check our first two links to find out how.
Sabres all business in practice | WGR 550
Most of the Sabres put in extra ice time after practice to figure out how to get off to a faster start. Click for comments from Lindy Ruff about the spirited practice.
Sabres unhappy with slow starts | The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres aren't trying to fool themselves. They know their recent false starts are a troubling sign. How will they fix it? Read on.
On Water Fowl and Patriotism | The Goose's Roost
Ryan pens an ode to Paul Gaustad that will strike a chord with anyone who fell in love with a young player before anyone else did (It was Derek Roy for me, I'm sure you all have one too!)
Blues fire Murray | From The Rink
Andy Murray is no longer the coach of the St. Louis Blues.
The top teams and players of the decade | From The Rink
I'm sure you're sick of decade lists, but instead of offering opinion, this list gives facts for the stat leaders of the decade in goals and assists, but also things like shots, +/-, and ice time.
The game of her life | The Hockey News
There's more hockey to be played at Fenway, with both the BC and BU men's and women's teams facing off this weekend. Here's another perspective on the Winter Classic through the eyes of a collegiate woman.
What you didn't see in Fenway Winter Classic | Puck Daddy
Ryan Lambert provides an entertaining photo jaunt through the crowd at the Winter Classic.