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Daily Links for Thursday, Oct. 21

YAAAAAAY the Sabres won last night! And in convincing fashion too. Three players got off the O-fer list - Ennis, Myers, and Vanek, and hopefully it'll spark at least one of them to a hot streak. Another double-dipper comes our way this weekend.

Sabres at Thrashers -
Tyler Myers and Cody McCormick 1:04 apart in the second period, and Ryan Miller made 17 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres end a five-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.

Pominville takes first step in recovery - The Buffalo News
Jason Pominville was waiting for the puck. Next thing he knew, a handful of doctors were pinching and prodding him. In between was nothing but blackness. 

Fact - Shots off the Crossbar
This post should actually be titles facts.

Are Sabres in line for a turnaround? - The Buffalo News
Grier and Niedermayer historically have been known more for their defensive work than their offensive contributions. General Manager Darcy Regier and Ruff linked the duo the day the team signed Niedermayer over the summer, pointing to them as a potential shutdown unit.

Rick Rypien Benched Pending NHL Hearing As 'Assaulted' Wild Fan Seeks Lawyer -
Rick Rypien has been suspended by the NHL, pending a hearing, for attacking a fan in Minnesota on Tuesday night. His day in NHL court will come on Friday morning in New York. That fan says he'll be seeking a lawyer.

Brother of 'Rypien fan': All he said was 'Way to be a professional' - Puck Daddy
A caller identified as "John" rung up the Paul Allen Show on KFAN 1130 AM in Minneapolis Wednesday morning claiming to be the brother of the fan whom Rypien assaulted. Puck Daddy has the transcription.

Five observations on the Boston Bruins' start to the 2010-11 season - ESPN Boston
It's still early, but here are five observations on the Bruins' start to the season.\Last year's also-rans having unprecedented success -

Teams that didn't make the playoffs a year ago are enjoying an unprecedented turnaround in the opening weeks of this season.\