The Buffalo Sabres are back in action tonight against the Canadiens of Montreal. After the break, we've got the hard-hitting photo galleries of the day: hockey logos made of food and the HOTW (Hugs Of The Week).
BTB: PICKING UP THE PACE - Buffalo Sabres
Gerbe's emergence, Enroth's next start, and Gragnani's troubles.
Ruff lets good lines roll - The Buffalo News
Everyone on the line of McCormick, Paul Gaustad and Patrick Kaleta got big chunks of ice time, even more than scorers like Luke Adam and Tyler Ennis.
Sabres Bound For Montreal; Roy Not 100% - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton has noticed forward Derek Roy favoring his leg and asked him about it after practice.
If you are Jacques Martin... - Habs Eyes On The Prize
With the Habs struggling, is it time for Peter Budaj to get a start against Buffalo tonight?
"Take A Seat" For Your Chance To Win Sabres Tickets - Die By The Blade
Just in case you missed, it, DBTB and TiqIQ are offering up the chance to win free Sabres tickets.
The bad Sabres & the good Sabres - Two Minutes for Roughing
The title says it all.
Just How Good is Ryan Miller? DIGR Stats Have Him on Top of NHL... Sort of - BSN
Get your calculators out. The scientific ones, to calculate DIGR, or Defense Independent Goalie Rating.
Around the NHL:
Kessel, Tavares, Lehtonen earn 'Three Stars' honors - NHL.com
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel, New York Islanders center John Tavares and Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' of the week.
Cherry’s apology and Slap Shot mythology - SI.com
While the lawyers may now stand down and the friendship appears repaired, former enforcer Stu Grimson wants you to know that he isn’t letting Cherry off the hook so easily.
Eat the NHL: Check out Foogos, food-created hockey logos - Puck Daddy
Well, now I'm hungry.
Hockey Hugs: leaping superhugs; Bobby Ryan, counselor - Puck Daddy
In what is instantly my favorite weekly Puck Daddy article, Harrison Mooney takes a look at the best hug photos of the week.