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Happy Friday everyone! Let's hope the Sabres remember how to win at home tonight.

NOTEBOOK: GETTING CLOSER - Buffalo Sabres
After another solid road effort in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win in Atlanta, the Sabres were back on the ice at HSBC Arena for practice on Thursday.

Gaustad Is A Switch Hitter On The Draws - WGR 550
Paul Gaustad has been steadily improving at taking faceoffs. Four years ago he won 54.9 percent, the next year he slipped to 52.7, but last year he won 57.4 percent and this season he's third in the NHL at 64.6 percent despite making a drastic change.

Declaration of Confusing War - The Willful Caboose
Everyone (including Kate) has mixed feelings about Thomas Vanek. Heather at Top Shelf Cookies does too! How do you feel about the enigmatic winger?

Marginal Floor Efficiency - Measuring The Performance Of General Managers - The Copper & Blue
The Copper & Blue takes another run at measuring management performance. This time it's Marginal Floor Efficiency.

Fighting kills momentum in hockey - The Globe and Mail
Two players fight – usually as staged as the intermission T-shirt giveaway – and the game comes to a grinding halt.

In which Islanders’ Matt Moulson reminds us why NHL players rule - Puck Daddy
The story of how puckhead Scott Sage acquired and autographed Matt Moulson picture is a reminder that for all of their occasional shenanigans, NHL players are the class of professional sports when it comes to fan interaction.

Kings' Doughty to miss time with injury - NHL.com
Kings' Doughty could miss the team's entire five-game road trip with an upper-body injury he suffered Wednesday night against Carolina.