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Did you ever wonder what it'd be like if Ryan Miller never matured into one of the best goalies in the world? Well, we found out last night as Miller let in two real softies and five goals overall. Buffalo played a pretty good game, except for a ten minute period where they let in four goals. Whoops. Even a very sketchy power play with two minutes left couldn't bail us out this time. Buffalo tries again on Wednesday when they host Ottawa (oh boy) at 7pm.

Miller time yields to Crosby's hat trick, Pens outgun Sabres 5-4 - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins roar back from a 3-1 deficit to hang a 5-4 win on the defensive Buffalo Sabres. Captain Sidney Crosby notched his third hat trick of the season.

Ruff's altered approach has Sabres thriving - The Buffalo News
Lindy Ruff still has his moments. Last Monday, for example, he stormed down the visitors' corridor in GM Place in Vancouver and planted his size 11 shoe through a wall. What do think he'll do after last night's game?

MYERS PUTTING FOCUS ON TEAM, NOT CALDER - Buffalo Sabres
The politically correct answer is no, Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman and birthday boy Tyler Myers does not think about the Calder Trophy. The correct answer, of course, is yes, Myers, who turns 20 Monday, indeed wonders what winning the trophy would be like.

Happy Brian Burke Day! - Pension Plan Puppets
A metric gaggle of links to reactions from Leafs fans, bloggers and the media to the trades completed by Burke yesterday.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle has interesting summer ahead - ESPN
The NHL's trade market isn't heavy on quality, puck-moving defensemen, and it will be a lot lighter if Tomas Kaberle is not available.

Patrick Marleau Facts - Battle of California
Some interesting (hilarious) facts from the awkward life of Patrick Marleau.