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Daily Links for Wednesday, March 16

The Sabres haven't played well since they dropped "Hurricane 2000" from their TV opening. Coincidence?
The Sabres haven't played well since they dropped "Hurricane 2000" from their TV opening. Coincidence?

Buffalo was stymied by Carolina once again last night, dropping the team into eighth place and only two points ahead of ninth - as long as we don't have to play Carolina in the playoffs I think we'll be OK. Try to stay positive, Sabres fans.

Cam Ward Keeps Hope Alive: Hurricanes 1, Sabres 0 - Canes Country
Cam Ward made 40 saves while earning his third shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes battled to a vital 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night at the HSBC.

Team's climb from depths isn't over - The Buffalo News
Praise them for their good work, but they know darned well this job is hardly near completion.

Sabres still in good shape for playoffs after loss - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
The Buffalo Sabres fell to the Carolina Hurricanes last night, but they're playing well and staying positive.

This Is A Special Time to Be A Sabres Fan - The Willful Caboose
Haven't been to the Arena since Pegula took over? Here's a taste of what it's like.

Darcy Regier Comments At GM Meetings - WGR 550
Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier spoke in favor of revising current boarding and charging rules to reduce the possibility of concussions, which are on a rise this season.

Playoff Update:

Gaborik tallies pair as Rangers beat Isles -
The Rangers acquired the services of Bryan McCabe at the trade deadline for two important reasons -- to quarterback the team's sagging power play and provide leadership for the youngest group of defensemen in the NHL.

Devils rally to beat Thrashers 4-2 -
Martin Brodeur stopped 18 of 20 shots and helped the New Jersey Devils rally from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-2, Tuesday night.


NHL News:

GMs looking to change the way boarding penalties are called - TSN
After hearing commissioner Gary Bettman's five-point plan to curb illegal hits to the head on Monday, the league's GMs are also looking to change the way that both boarding and charging penalties are called.

Max Pacioretty visits Habs, says he’s concussion symptom free - Puck Daddy
Inside Bell Centre on Tuesday night, the player whose injuries inspired that outrage was meeting with his Montreal Canadiens teammates for the first time since leaving the hospital.

Pens' Crosby gets concussion advice from Leopold - The Buffalo News
Sid had a chat last week with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold, who suffered a concussion during the playoffs last year while playing with the Penguins.

Injured Pronger to miss 3-4 weeks - Courier-Post
Coming off a disheartening defeat and with the Stanley Cup playoffs only a month away, the slumping Flyers now have another concern -- a hand injury to defenseman Chris Pronger that will require surgery.