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Daily Links for Tuesday, Dec. 28

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Sorry about the late links, folks, but when you're on vacation every night is a Friday night.

Flames/Sabres Post-Game: Goals Galore - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Building off the momentum of a slump-busting shootout win against the Stars last Thursday, the Flames took the wood to the Sabres tonight after a shaky first period with a 5-2 victory at the 'Dome.

Niedermayer gets larger role with Roy out - The Buffalo News
The NHL schedule said the Buffalo Sabres had to move on Monday night without the gone-for-the-season Derek Roy. It wasn't easy

Five reasons the Sabres are screwed - Two Minutes for Roughing
I can think of more than five, but this is a good start.

Canadians invade Buffalo - The Globe and Mail
Team USA appears to be the host in name only at this year's event in Buffalo.

Osgood notches 400th NHL win -
Chris Osgood turned aside 46 shots to earn his 400th career victory, a 4-3 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 27. Osgood is just the 10th goalie in NHL history to reach the 400 win milestone.

Blue Jackets fans claim NHL ref made ‘crying face', obscene gesture - Puck Daddy
According to the Columbus Dispatch, a few fans in Section 109 of Nationwide Arena got on 21-year-veteran referee Paul Devorski during the game for what they felt was a blown call. Devorski's response to that criticism? According to eyewitnesses, he made a "crying face" and gave them the finger.

Great hockey moments from 2010 - THN
With the end of the calendar year just around the corner, on this edition of the THN Puck Panel host Ryan Dixon is joined by writers Ken Campbell and Adam Proteau to discuss the great hockey moments from 2010.

Weather concerns not a concern for NHL yet - 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
The current weather forecast for Jan. 1 calls for showers and temperatures in the mid-40s, but confidence remains that the puck will drop.