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Amidst more memories and memorials for Rick Martin, the Buffalo Sabres will play again tonight in a fairly important game against Carolina. The team will hopefully be able to avenge their loss to the 'Canes twelve days ago. After the break, news from the NHL GM meetings, and Sidney Crosby finally gets back on the ice.

Sabres host Hurricanes with key points at stake - NHL.com
NHL GameCenter Preview - Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres, March 15, 2011

Playoff push intensifies - The Buffalo News
The seventh-place Sabres host the ninth-place Carolina Hurricanes in HSBC Arena. Like the meeting between the teams 12 days ago, the stakes are clear.

Memorial plans for Martin announced by Sabres - The Buffalo News
A memorial service for the member of the team's famed "French Connection" line, who died Sunday, will be held at 11 a.m. March 24 in HSBC Arena.

HAMILTON: Martin For HOF - WGR 550
Rick Martin was the best pure goal scorer this organization has ever seen bar none. The fact that he isn’t in the Hockey Hall of Fame is a joke

The Goals - Hockey Rhetoric
|Who's responsible for the Sabres being 7th in the NHL in goals per game?

For the Sabres, the Day of Reckoning is Here - buffalo74
Buffalo and Carolina meet in a game that goes a long way toward deciding playoff fates.

NHL GMs decide on new concussion protocol - The Globe and Mail
New rule, to take effect in the coming week, says every player showing symptoms of a concussion must go to the dressing room and be examined by a doctor.

Breaking down Gary Bettman’s 5 simple steps for safety - Puck Daddy
Bettman presented a Five-Point Plan for Player Safety today; coming up, a look at whether each step is a positive one.

Mario Lemieux wants team fines for repeat offenders - ESPN
The NHL's announcement Tuesday that it will ponder fines to teams with repeat offenders should find a supporter in Mario Lemieux.

Crosby back on ice for first time since concussion - NHL.com
Crosby skates for first time since concussion.

How the NFL Lockout Will Affect a Hockey Fan - Dirty Dangle
"FOX will broadcast hockey games with Terry Bradshaw doing play by play," -- oh please God no.