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"The only thing that could make this night more special would be if my good friend Thomas Vanek would score more goals than our entire team." Well said, Alfie.
"The only thing that could make this night more special would be if my good friend Thomas Vanek would score more goals than our entire team." Well said, Alfie.

Thomas Vanek put on a clinic last night, powering the Sabres to a win over the Ottawa Senators. At least I hope so, since I'm writing this at 9pm last night. If Ottawa came back, I'm very sorry for jinxing the team, but if not, that's awesome. Since this is the last day of the season, check after the break for the best goals, saves, and comebacks of the year.

Daniel Alfredsson Night goes horribly wrong, Senators lose 5-2 to Sabres - Silver Seven
A recap of the Ottawa Senators' 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres in the regular-season finale, plus a look at the ceremony honouring Daniel Alfredsson's 1000th game as a Senator.

Sabres playoff scenarios - Buffalo News
Here's all the possible permutations of playoff scenarios for the Sabres.

Sabres' Ennis cranks up his learning curve - The Buffalo News
Every day Tyler Ennis is in the NHL, he says, is another day to learn something. It could be a defensive technique, could be a way to get open without the puck. One lesson the Buffalo Sabres' rookie has been learning the hard way is how to handle road games.

Miller going in search of a different kind of silver - NHL.com
Ryan Miller is transitioning from national Olympic hero to a key player in Buffalo's Stanley Cup quest.

Current 2010 NHL Playoff Matchups - ESPN
Find out the latest National Hockey League playoff matchups on ESPN.com after last night's games.

Mike Modano's magic farewell, my award picks, NHL draft lottery - SI.com
It was, of course, a beautiful mirage. A night when Mike Modano turned the clock back for 60 minutes and slipped on the green, gold and black superhero cape one last time to lead the Dallas Stars to a home victory. (Modano is retiring at the end of the season)

Ottawa's Alexei Kovalev done for 'months' after ACL tear - Puck Daddy
Tough news for the Senators.

Video: Bruins score three SHG's on same kill, clinch playoff berth - Puck Daddy
From the "amazing but true" file.

Top Goals, Saves, and Comebacks of the Year:

Top 10 Goals of the Season Video - NHL VideoCenter
The 10 best goals of the 2009-10 regular season.

NHL Network's top 10 saves of 09-10 - NBC Sports
Sadly, no Ryan Miller saves on this list but they are pretty spectacular.

Top 5 comebacks of the season Video - NHL VideoCenter
I wish Buffalo's 2 goals in 2 minutes was on here, but alas. Also included are three buzzer-beating goals, free of charge.