In case you missed it last night, the Sabres opened their season with a typical dominate-but-don't-score-much game, but the important thing was that they won 2-1, and the doubly important thing was that they won against hated Ottawa. Another giant grab bag of links today - make sure to check after the break for more Sabres links.
Ottawa Senators fall to Buffalo Sabres in home opener, 2-1 - Silver Seven
A recap of Ottawa's season opener from the home of our foes.
From the dressing room - Sabres Edge
Here are a few quotes from the Sabres' dressing room following tonight's 2-1 victory over Ottawa.
Imitation flatters Jeanneret - The Buffalo News
Rick Jeanneret knows that you imitate his voice. And he loves it.
Thanks for the memories: Here are 40 to ponder - The Buffalo News
As we get set for the Sabres' 40th anniversary season, thinking back on the first 39 campaigns is like going through a time capsule of NHL hockey in Buffalo. Here are 40 memories, some that are time-tested classics.
Heather and Katebits Figure It All Out - The Willful Caboose
The Sabres get compared to "The Sound Of Music." Yep, it's hockey season again.
More Sabres Links:
Sekera gets first call as No. 6 defenseman - The Buffalo News
Andrej Sekera is in a positive frame of mind. Of course, earning a starting job along the Buffalo Sabres' blue line will certainly make a guy smile.
Sabres Update From Ottawa - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton gives in-game updates.
Yellow Horns and Missed Chances - The Goose's Roost
Some points on the game from Ryan at TGR.
Random Predictions on the 10/11 Sabres - NickMendola.com
The WECK crew gives some spur-of-the-moment predictions.
SLY NOTES: NO DOUBT - Buffalo Sabres
Kevin Sylvester argues that the team has a lot to build on from last season.
RTHF's Wishlist for 10-11 - Roll the Highlight Film
I think we can all agree that we'll have a pretty good season if every wish on Mike's list comes true.
10/7 Recap: Kassian connects with comrade - SabresProspects.com
The 6'3 wing has continued to build chemistry with rookie Alexander Khokhlachev ('11), finding the gifted Russian on both of the Spits tallies. Kassian has a goal and five assists through his first two OHL contests.
Around the NHL:
Thrashers' Pavelec collapses in game - The Globe and Mail
With play at the other end, Atlanta goaltender Ondrej Pavelec loses consciousness in season opener against Washington. He is now in stable condition after regaining consciousness. Video included.
NHL hockey is finally back - ESPN
DJ Gallo unleashes the A-Z primer of the NHL season that you've been coveting.
Bergeron, Bruins agree on three-year contract extension - NHL.com
The Bruins have finalized a three-year contract extension with center Patrice Bergeron. Both sides said a deal was pretty easy to put together.
Flyers/Penguins set new regular-season ratings record on Versus - Puck Daddy
According to Versus, a record number of viewers tuned in to watch Mario pour a little out for his homies and the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins open the Consol Energy Center.
VIDEO: Jordan Eberle Begins NHL Career, Oilers Season In Style - SBNation.com
Jordan Eberle's first NHL goal is even prettier than Roy's first from last night.
A day and night of firsts - NHL.com
A day and night of firsts from Thursday in the NHL.
Predicting the 2010-11 NHL season - Down Goes Brown
DGB goes beyond the usual predictions to give us specific dates for some the season's biggest moments.