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Daily Links for Monday, March 21

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Plenty of opinion out there about the Sabres tough OT loss yesterday.

Predators 4, Sabres 3 (OT): Music City Miracle part II? - On the Forecheck
This title can go f**k itself. But yeah, it's a recap of the game last night.

Vanek shoulders blame for missed chances - The Buffalo News
There was plenty of blame to go around the Buffalo Sabres' locker room after Sunday's epic collapse against the Nashville Predators. Thomas Vanek wasn't spreading any. He was pointing it all right at himself.

Loss could be cause for concern in Sabreland - The Buffalo News
Another sellout crowd barely had time to process the latest blown two-goal lead (their seventh, tied for the NHL lead) when Martin Erat put the puck behind Ryan Miller 27 seconds into OT to end it. That's three goals in the last 2:54.

Sabres Lose; Panicked Fans/Media turn into Angry Mobs on Twitter - buffalo74
Could this loss actually be a positive thing?

Vulgar Statistics: Rested Miller Vs. Fatigued Miller - Black & Blue & Gold
A lot is made about Miller and his level of fatigue, at least in past years where he racked up starts at a maddening pace while Patrick Lalime remained firmly rooted to the bench.

Playoff Push:

Rangers take fourth in a row with four-goal third -
A four-goal third period gave the Rangers their fourth straight win, 5-2 over the Penguins in Pittburgh.

Clarkson nets pair in Devils' win at Columbus -
Martin Brodeur made 13 saves to earn his 115th career shutout and David Clarkson scored twice as the Devils beat the Blue Jackets 3-0 on Sunday.


NHL News:

2011 NCAA Hockey tournament teams announced -
With conference playoff champions crowned, the field for the 2011 NCAA Championship was announced Sunday.

Did the NHL consider goalies in new concussion protocol? - Puck Daddy
Former goalie and NHLPA executive Glenn Healy believes the new 15-minute-wait protocol either doesn't consider goalkeepers or is simply unfair to teams who see their goalie suffer head injuries.

NHL's useless loser point creates detrimental confusion - THN
Removing the "loser point" would simplify the standings (GP, W, L, Pts) and other related statistical information, which would benefit fans, and in turn the league, in a significant way.

Are the Canadiens the NHL's most hated team? - The Globe and Mail
Monreal’s P.K. Subban the latest victim of Violence