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Daily Links for Thursday, Dec. 23

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Buffalo plays Florida tonight at HSBC. Who do you think will play Santa Claus and deliver gifts to the fans tonight?

Panthers at Sabres Preview -
It's the second meeting of the season between the teams -- and the second in the last six days. The Panthers raced to a 4-0 lead at home last Friday and coasted to a 6-2 victory.

Miller aiming for win No. 200 - The Buffalo News
Miller earned his 199th win Tuesday, and a victory at home tonight against Florida will make him the 67th goalie in NHL history to hit 200.

Spot on top line helps Ennis bust slump - The Buffalo News
Also, Morrisonn has been cleared to play.

Buffalo Sabres season report - Sports Talk Buffalo
It's not positive.

Is there a true franchise goalie in the NHL today? - THN
Gone are the days of 'The Dominator' and the glory years of Martin Brodeur. But are there any franchise goalies who have taken their place?

Sidney Crosby's golden goal leads top 10 hockey stories of 2010 -
1. Sidney Crosby's golden goal. Seven minutes and 40 seconds into overtime of the Winter Olympic gold medal game, Crosby turned a one-on-four against Team USA into the most significant goal in Canadian hockey history since Paul Henderson's in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series.

Have you forgotten that Philadelphia was in the Final last June? -
While the hockey world has been buzzing about the Capitals and Penguins on 24/7 or the Detroit Red Wings' good start or Sidney Crosby's excellence, the Flyers are steadily demonstrating they might be better than they were last season when they reached the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL ice guru ready to transform Heinz Field - ESPN
The Winter Classic truck came to Bristol, Conn., on Tuesday, and with it came NHL ice guru Dan Craig.

Waffle-throwing Leafs fan says his emotions got the best of him - The Globe and Mail
Maple Leaf fan charged with mischief for throwing Eggos over the boards

Great Moments in NHL Kisses - Capitals Outsider
Andrew Gordon's smooch of Marcus Johansson in Tuesday's 5-1 victory inspired us to look up more video of NHL players kissing each other on the ice.