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Well, that wasn't very much fun. Buffalo got blown out by Boston last night 6-2, in a game that wasn't even as close as that score might indicate.

DOWNED IN BOSTON - NHL.com
It was one of those nights when the numbers on the scoreboard were almost irrelevant to the Buffalo Sabres when the game was over.

HAMILTON: Live From Boston - WGR 550
Paul's thoughts from the game.

Injured Miller calls out Lucic; Gaustad 'embarrassed' by Sabres' lack of response - Sabres Edge
Ryan Miller, injured during a collision with Bostons Milan Lucic, didnt play in the third period. However, he sat in the dressing room in a suit until the media arrived following Buffalos 6-2 loss. He didnt want to talk about the injury, of course.

Kaleta's back and determined to change - The Buffalo News
Patrick Kaleta spent the eight days leading up to Saturday's game in Boston watching film, skating extra at the end of practice and getting his body healthy for the rest of the Sabres' season. Because of a four-game suspension, the Buffalo right winger couldn't do much else.

More Sabres Links:

The latest "Sabres are wusses" fury: Miller v. Lucic - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Ryan Miller got unloaded on by Milan Lucic. My response: I'd take Lucic on the Sabres in a heartbeat.

Miller injured and angry after hit by Lucic - NHL.com
The holiday season is approaching, but don't expect Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller and Boston forward Milan Lucic to exchange pleasantries.

 

Around the NHL:

How Ross Greenburg plans to revolutionize NHL on TV - Puck Daddy
The greatest stories in hockey history — from the 1972 Summit Series to the careers of players like Bobby Orr — are going to be tackled by one of sports television's most successful guiding hands for documentaries.

Ask Adam: Khabibulin in the Hall? - THN
In the mailbag: is the Oilers goalie close to the Hall of Fame?; too much Crosby coverage?; and more.

Backstrom back at point-producing best for Caps - NHL.com
After a 36-point drop-off a season ago, Nicklas Backstrom of the Capitals has readopted a more offensive philosophy.

Shot blocking in the NHL shifts from rarity to necessity - The Globe and Mail
In the past decade teams have become increasingly dependent on players sacrificing their bodies to stop shots.

Beyond the 1-3-1: Other NHL team defensive systems - Down Goes Brown
Here are just a few of the team-specific defensive systems currently in use around the NHL.