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Daily Links for Friday, March 11

Happy Friday, everyone! And a very happy one indeed as Buffalo defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime to grab hold of seventh place. You heard me - Montreal, we're coming for you.

Ex-Bruin Brad Boyes lifts Sabres to 4-3 win in OT - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Former Bruin Brad Boyes notched the game-winning goal in overtime as Boyes and the Buffalo Sabres downed his former team 4-3 at TD Garden on Thursday night after the home team blew a 2-0 lead.

Sabres putting a fan imprint on arena - The Buffalo News
Two extremely important news items for Sabres fans according to team president Ted Black: 1. The HSBC Arena will soon be slug-free! 2. Sabres games on MSG will soon have their own pregame show!!

Sabres New Look Locker Room - WGR 550
Here's what the Sabres will be coming home to in their locker room. Photo courtesy of Jessie Pegula.

Good One - The Willful Caboose
PIC: If nothing else, the Sabres traumatized some hockey fans in Boston last night.

Podcast 4.0 - Buffalo Wins
Joe and Heather from Top Shelf talk about myriad Sabres issues.

Playoff Race Update:

Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 2 -
The Leafs fall further behind the Sabres, making Saturday's matchup a virtual must-win for them.


NHL News:

Bettman responds to Chara hit, Air Canada -
During a Congressional Hockey Caucus briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman responded to a media question about the reports of a letter sent to the League from Air Canada asking for "immediate" and "serious" actions on head hits.

Tampa Bay's Kubina suspended three games for hit on Bolland - Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina has been suspended for three games and will forfeit $60,096.76 for delivering an elbow to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland in NHL game #1005, the National Hockey League announced today.

Flyers hope wake-up call puts slump in past - ESPN
The Philadelphia Flyers have made their fans a little nervous, some even panicky, with a month to go before the NHL playoffs.

Why so few coaches have been fired this season - THN
How has the salary cap helped keep coaches employed through this NHL season?