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The Sabres have now won five in a row, their longest streak since 2007! The team takes the ice again on Friday to host Toronto, where history says we'll come out with another win and another Brian Burke quote about how playing against Miller gives him headaches.

Line shift paying off for Sabres | The Buffalo News
The line of Hecht-Connolly-Pominville continues to perform at a high level, netting two goals in last night's game.

Sabres' notebook: Kaleta ready to improve his mood | The Buffalo News
For those wondering when Patrick Kaleta will play again, read on. Ruff also talks about what to do with Paetsch and how he deals with the cycle of slumps.

Sidney Crosby leads ESPN.com's list of midseason awards | ESPN
Crosby may be the leader for the Hart, but would it surprise you if I told you that two other Sabres won midseason awards from Pierre LeBrun? I'll give you two guesses to figure out who.

Power Rankings Roundup
Sports Illustrated: #4 (posted Jan. 5)
CBS Sports: #6 (posted Jan. 4)
sportsnet.ca: #4 (posted Jan. 4)

Re-packaging the 1-2 goalie punch | The Hockey News
Alternating goalies was a popular practice in the aftermath of expansion in 1967, and is making a comeback once again with teams like Chicago, Nashville, and Montreal. I didn't realize how many prominent modern goalies cut their chops while sharing time with other starters.

Roenick 'baffled' that Drury named to Team USA - CTV
Speaking to Toronto radio station AM640, Jeremy Roenick gave his thoughts on Chris Drury. Personally I agree with him, Drury hasn't done anything this year to earn his spot, it's based solely on his rep.

Jim Rutherford: "50% of Next Year's Roster Will Be Different" | Canes Country
Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford was on 99.9 The Fan late yesterday afternoon with a brief update about the team. Canes Country talks about which 50% should be gone.

Olympic Rosters: The Salary Cap Edition | Fear The Fin
Sharks blog Fear the Fin gives us a rundown of how the Olympic rosters stack up salary-wise. Bet you can guess who's #1, but just how big is Canada's payroll?