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Daily Links for Sunday, March 14

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I'm writing this from the past (yes I can totally do that) so I have no idea if the Sabres have won tonight or not. Please choose the appropriate introduction:

Win: What a great statement game for the Buffalo Sabres! The team was against the wall, but fought back thanks to two separate hat tricks from Matt Ellis and Craig Rivet! Ryan Miller was his usual stalwart self making an amazing 64 saves in his shutout victory.

Loss: Oh woe is us! The Sabres have now lost two games in a row, all but ensuring that they will not make the playoffs this year. The offense was lackluster again, the team took too many dumb penalties and Lindy's line juggling seemed to make the team worse.The team is soft, and I wish we would have traded Roy/Stafford/Connolly etc.

Family and friends welcome Miller home - Sabres notebook
It's a Miller family reunion in Detroit.

Revisiting my picks for this year's NHL awards - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun revisits his picks for the end-of-the-year awards, with one good and one bad for the Sabres.

Robitaille sets careful pace in recuperation - The Buffalo News
Mike Robitaille would love to be back before the end of the regular season.

Oilers or Maple Leafs: Which team is closer to contending? - Puck Daddy
They are the two worst teams in the league, but which is less awful? A team of experts weighs in.

Orr was real-life Superman for the Bruins - NHL.com
It's been 40 years since Bobby Orr's picturesque goal that won the Bruins the Stanley Cup in 1970.

Expectations in Jersey exciting for Kovalchuk - NHL.com
The Devils left wing finally got his car earlier this week after having it shipped from Atlanta. He also has his own apartment in Hoboken and as soon his wife, Nicole, gives birth (she's due any day now), he will be all set up just in time for the fun to begin.

Newest Capital Having Problems With City Life - Deadspin
Having spent most of his career in hockey hotbeds like Raleigh and Nashville, Scott Walker's finding things a bit challenging. But this country mouse's biggest adjustment has nothing to do with fans or linemates: he's got to master mass transit.