His name is Jhonas, and he beat the Penguins for the first time in, well, a long time. After the break, a few older links that deserve some attention.
HAMILTON: Thoughts From Pittsburgh - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton's in-game thoughts.
Weber sits and learns to be patient - The Buffalo News
Mike Weber waited his turn last season, then became a fixture on the Buffalo Sabres' defense. Now he's back waiting again. It will be much tougher for him to get into the lineup this time.
Not quite enough juice: Sabres 3, Pens 2 - PensBurgh
The Pens drop a 3-2 game to the Buffalo Sabres, a recap from our friends at PensBurgh.
Amerks get in win column - SabresProspects.com
T.J. Brennan scored his first goal of the season and Corey Tropp notched two assists Friday to help lead Rochester to a 3-1 win over Lake Erie.
More Sabres News:
Overreactions, 4th Edition: Back in the win column - 3rd Man In
Eric's reactions to last night's game.
McCormick savors first opening night - Tonawanda News
Not even last year, when Cody McCormick appeared 81 times, could the versatile forward enjoy the special feeling of playing in an NHL home opener.
German Fans Show Buffalo how to be Loud - BSN
Perhaps dulled by a series of bludgeoning disappointments from the Golisano era, or perhaps not yet ready to embrace or understand how to cheer on a top contender, Buffalo fans are not a bunch known to be noisy or raucous.
Around the NHL:
Rivet's love for the game is priceless - The Buffalo News
Rivet skated away from the spotlight that comes with the 20,000-seat arenas, luxury suites and television contracts linked to the NHL. Hockey Night in Canada isn't showing up any time soon in First Arena, the 3,784-seat palace the Jackals call home, for in-depth interviews with the likes of Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel and Louie Caporusso.
McKenzie: What exactly is the story on Asham-Beagle anyway? - TSN
As TSN's Hockey Insider, Bob McKenzie will certainly offer up his thoughts on the Arron Asham-Jay Beagle fight from Thursday night. But in trying to break it all down, here's the problem he's been running into: What exactly is the story on Asham and Beagle anyway?
Can the NHL legislate respect? - The Globe and Mail
It looks like Brendan Shanahan has a little more work ahead when it comes to getting NHL players to show a little more respect for each other.
Video: Ex-enforcers get ‘Coach’s Corner’ apology from Don Cherry - Puck Daddy
The moment the words "hypocrite", "pukes" and "turncoats" left the lips of Don Cherry during the opening "Coach's Corner" of the 2011-12 NHL season on Oct. 6, a firestorm erupted.
Nugent-Hopkins gets hat trick but Canucks get win - NHL.com
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got three goals in his third NHL game. They weren't enough to keep the Vancouver Canucks from leaving Rexall Place with two points.