Happy Friday everyone! Happy indeed, with the Sabres leading their division.
THE AFTERMATH: SABRES 3, PANTHERS 0 - Sabres.com
Thomas Vanek scored two goals, and Ryan Miller made 22 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Sabres' 3-0 victory over the Florida...
Cats Recap: Clawless Panthers shut out in second straight game, fall to Sabres 3-0 - Litter Box Cats
We're only six games into this young NHL season, and the Florida Panthers have been shut out twice already, this time with a pretty listless effort at home against the Buffalo Sabres, who walked out of Sunrise with a 3-0 victory.
Leino, Myers get into the act for Sabres - The Buffalo News
The return to the score sheet by Leino and Myers helped stake the Sabres to a 2-0 lead in the second period.
Miller shows why he's No. 1 - The Buffalo News
As Stafford watched Ryan Miller absolutely steal Tuesday's 3-1 victory in Montreal with a 40-save performance, the right winger had no doubt who remains Buffalo's No. 1 netminder.
Overreactions, 6th Edition: Flawless - 3rd Man In
It was an overall dominating performance where Buffalo made it obvious that they were the better team tonight.
The Vanek Set Play: A Sabres GIF Gift (And an Early Look at the NE Division) - BSN
Thanks to Paul Gaustad, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and of course, Carey Price’s inability to contain his inertia on the ice, we have our first winner GIF of the season.
10/20 Recap: Cat powers Attack with Hounds on horizon - SabresProspects.com
Dan Catenacci picked up two assists to earn the game's #1 star Thursday as Owen Sound won at Barrie, 4-2.
Around the NHL:
NHL: Have Goalies Become Too Dominant? - WSJ.com
The consensus throughout the NHL is that goaltending has entered a golden age.
Rules Primer: Why Goalie Interference Has To Be So Freaking Complicated - Defending Big D
After three goalie interference calls marred the Dallas-Stars Columbus Blue Jackets game, we take a look at the nuances of the rule.
First weeks find numerous 18-year-olds making impact - NHL.com
The 2011 Entry Draft was considered lacking in elite talent by some prognosticators, but five guys from that class have collected points this season.
That's your prediction? C'mon Man! - THN
Are the Sharks slipping? Is Phil Kessel on his way to an award-worthy season? Is Ovechkin going to have another point drop? C'mon Man!
How Blue Jackets president, GM defend team’s 3-17-8 streak - Puck Daddy
So what happens, in a worst case scenario, if the Blue Jackets leave the weekend at 0-7-1 on the season? Does Coach Scott Arniel get the Bob Hartley treatment in an ultra-competitive Western Conference and with $64 million invested in the roster?
Avalanche on a hot streak, but who knew? - KDVR
The dumbest hockey article you'll read all day.
Uni Watch previews the NHL season with a rundown of custom goalie masks and pads - ESPN
Uni Watch examines 2011 NHL goalie gear from head to toe.