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Daily Links for Sunday, March 27

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The Sabres earned two more points yesterday (and Carolina finally lost) and are now just two points behind sixth place Montreal with seven games to go!

New Jersey Devils Shut Out in Second Straight Game in 2-0 Loss to Buffalo Sabres - In Lou We Trust
Tonight, the New Jersey Devils got shutout in their second straight game by losing to the Buffalo Sabres 2-0. This recap explains that the Devils are in a slump, discusses Ilya Kovalchuk's poor night, and goes over how the Devils lost the game in the first period among other points.

Simple philosophy led to Sabres' resurgence - The Buffalo News
They're good friends, Lindy Ruff and Jacques Lemaire, perhaps because they see the game much the same way.

Hand injury will keep Leopold sidelined - The Buffalo News
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold played 11 shifts in the third period Friday night against the Florida Panthers and even scored his 13th goal of the season. Incredibly, it appears he did all that with a serious hand injury.

Eli Whitney - The Goose's Roost
It's a post about three things, but really about one. Really

Playoff Race:

Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2 -
The Tampa Bay Lightning earned the split in a home-and-home with the Carolina Hurricanes when they prevailed, 4-2, Saturday night in Raliegh, N.C.

Lundqvist, Rangers suffocate B's for matinee win -
Henrik Lundqvist earned his League-leading 11th shutout of the season and Derek Stepan scored the lone goal, as the Rangers topped the Bruins 1-0 on Saturday.


NHL News:

Kings lose Kopitar with broken ankle -
The Kings' playoff hopes took a big hit Saturday when their leading scorer, center Anze Kopitar, broke his right ankle in the second period.

If it’s March 25, Marc-Andre Fleury is shutting someone out - Puck Daddy
Four games, four different years, 112 shots faced and not a single goal allowed on March 25.

How a backup goalie stays sharp - THN
The former pro and current goalie coach looks staying fresh on the bench, how to stop head shots and the a new NHL points systems.

Boy band takes a shot at Don Cherry and hockey violence - The Globe and Mail
Dube brothers express outrage and try to draw young players attention to the problems with Canada's national pastime.