Happy Friday, everyone! The Sabres have the 2nd of 22 back-to-back series this weekend, and it's a doozy. The team is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first ever Sabres game tonight, and we get to watch the boys inflict payback on Hjalmarsson tomorrow. I hope you're ready for one (hopefully) heck of a hockey weekend.
Canadiens at Sabres Preview - NHL.com
A look at tonight's match up from the boys upstairs.
MORRISONN SIDELINED WITH GROIN INJURY - Buffalo Sabres
Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn will miss back-to-back games this weekend after suffering a groin injury during Wednesday night’s 1-0 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Sabres look back at start tonight - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres were shut out in their last home game. Coincidentally, they were blanked in their first one, too. One will be cause for joyous celebration tonight, and fans can rest assured the party won't revolve around the most recent setback.
Schopp: Sabres' Start Makes Sense - WGR 550
Mike Schopp isn't pressing the panic button yet, and here's why.
Calm Down - Shutdown Pair
Just a friendly reminder that Buffalo lost (regulation and OT/SO) 37 games last year en route to winning their division. Bonus points for working in a Woot! blog reference.
A look at the top lines around the NHL - NHLHotStove.com
More like the best 3 players on each team, but it's still an interesting read.
Trainer's innovative regimen key to Sidney Crosby's game - NHL.com
A chance meeting between a 13-year-old Sidney Crosby and young trainer Andy O'Brien was key in Crosby's development into a star.
Leaf bandwagon crowded with media types - The Globe and Mail
Toronto fans are taking a more cautious approach than most of the hockey media.
A Look At The Dark Side Of Hockey, From David Frost To Mike Danton To Wisconsin-Stout - SBNation.com
Hockey fans are quick to chastise the criminal acts of athletes in other sports, but as SB Nation's Derek Zona writes, the greatest game on ice has its dark side as well.
Behold Rafael Khakimov's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle goalie mask - Puck Daddy
Salavat Yulaev Ufa goaltender Rafael Khakimov of the KHL has brought a new cartoon character to the world of goalie masks, one we believe hasn't been used before: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.