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The looks on everyone's faces here sum things up nicely.
The looks on everyone's faces here sum things up nicely.

Short and sweet today. Simultaneously looking forward to and dreading Wednesday.

On offense, Sabres know the score - The Buffalo News
Six goals in three games and no player with more than one. An anemic power play that's in an 0-for-12 abyss. Two games lost after scoring the first goal.

 SIMON: Inside The Numbers - Vanek Edition - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Can the Sabres win without Thomas Vanek?

Vezina Finalists: Miller vs. Bryzgalov vs. Brodeur - Puck Daddy
In case you missed it yesterday.

More Sabres:

Recchi plays key role as Bruins take 2-1 lead - NHL.com
Recchi plays key role as Bruins take 2-1 lead

Bruins outduel Sabres 2-1 in Game 3 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Bruins beat Sabres 2-1 in Game 3

Gleason: Only the goalie's keeping pace with Bruins - The Buffalo News
We might as well get straight to the truth without losing sight of the fact that the Sabres are still very much in the playoffs.

Naming Vezina candidates couldn’t come at worse time - The Globe and Mail
All of the coveted trophy’s nominees have had lousy starts to the playoffs.

Recchi's experience pays off for Bruins - The Globe and Mail
Boston takes a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series against Buffalo

 

East:

Jose Theodore puts Game 2 hook behind him - NHL.com
Jose Theodore bears no scars from being pulled from Game 2 against Montreal. As for the Game 3 starts, Bruce Boudreau isn't saying yet.

Capitals look mighty again in Game 3 win - NHL.com
Washington scored four straight second period goals, en route to a 5-1 thumping of Montreal in Game 3 of their playoff series.

Penguins have the big guns - The Globe and Mail
Ottawa down 2-1 in series, but fans expecting a let-down

 

West:

Power play leads Kings past Canucks - NHL.com
Los Angeles scored three in the second frame, driving Roberto Luongo from the game en route to a 5-3 win.

Osgood helps Howard blossom - The Globe and Mail
Howard has struggled in his first taste of playoff action

Vigneault tinkers with Canucks lineup - The Globe and Mail
Alberts and Rypien out, Rome and Glass draw back in for Game 3

 

The Rest:

Best start ever for Stanley Cup Playoffs? - NHL.com
The first five days of the Cup Playoffs had it all – scoring, hitting, comebacks, fast starts, plenty of overtime – and sellout crowds everywhere.

Welcome to Loser City - Down Goes Brown
Jerome Iginla's new teammates help him come to grips with missing the playoffs by rapping in the Dominican Republic.