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Lotta stories about this man over the past 24 hours. Think he can do it again tonight?
Lotta stories about this man over the past 24 hours. Think he can do it again tonight?

Game 2, tonight! Let's hear what's on your mind today in the comments, Sabres fans. Oh, and remember today's game is at 5:00pm.

NOTEBOOK: DEFENSE SHUTS DOWN - Buffalo Sabres
The day after opening the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 road win over the Philadelphia Flyers, the Buffalo Sabres practiced in Voorhees, New Jersey on Friday to prepare for Game 2.

Morrisonn Misses Practice - WGR 550
The Sabres skated in Voorhees, New Jersey Friday afternoon and defenseman Shaone Morrisonn was not on the ice.

Ruff: 'We really have to get after this one' - The Buffalo News
The Sabres have a prime opportunity to put Philadelphia in a 2-0 series hole Saturday. To do so, they're going to need more offense than they showed during Thursday's 1-0 victory.

Source: Flyers' Pronger out for Game 2 vs. Sabres - CSN Philly
A source told CSNPhilly.com that Pronger is out until at least Game 3 -– if not longer -- depending upon how the series goes.

Sabres grind one out on Kaleta rebound goal - The Buffalo News
Patrick Kaleta has been miserable much of the year. The guy loves to play hockey, but ailments and injuries kept him off the ice a gut-wrenching 31 times. One goal has a way of easing all that pain, especially when it's the only one of a playoff game.

Which Flyers defensemen improve their teammates the most? - Broad Street Hockey
Which Flyers defensemen are driving the play and which ones are just along for the ride? A Corsi with-or-without-you analysis shows us who has been elevating their partners.

Miller getting new mask - Facebook
Here's a sneak peek at Ryan Miller's new mask.

More Sabres News:

Miller, Sabres not intimidated by Flyers - The Globe and Mail
Buffalo looks to gain 2-0 in Philadelphia on Saturday

Sabres don't want Miller doing it by himself - NHl.com
The reigning Vezina Trophy winner was the key to the Sabres' Game 1 win over the Flyers.

SIMON: Portland Held The Sabres' Keys To Success - WGR 550
One of the key story lines in the Sabres game one victory was the play of the young blueliners.

Grier persevered to carve out lengthy NHL career - NHL.com
MIke Grier became the first black American born-and-trained player to reach the 1,000-game mark.

My Buffalo Sabres yearbook - Buffalo Wins
If you're a Star Wars fan, you should probably watch this video.

A Lindy Ruff Win - Hockey Rhetoric
"The way I see it, Sabres fans can process Thursday’s win in one of two ways."

Thank You... Patrick Kaleta? - Game-Time Decision
A very unlikely goal scorer in Patrick Kaleta scored the Sabres' only goal in game one Thursday night but it proved to be enough as Ryan Miller and the penalty kill units stood strong.

 

NHL News:

Kings' Stoll suspended one game - NHL.com
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll received a one-game suspension for his hit from behind on San Jose Sharks defenseman Ian White in Thursday night's Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Your Call: Who will be most hated player in NHL playoffs? - TSN
Most players would tell you that the grind of playing the same team up to seven straight times in a Stanley Cup playoff series is difficult enough on its own. But throw a player or two into the mix who really knows how to get under your skin, and the task instantly becomes that much more difficult.

NHL vs. octopus: Detroit police fine Red Wings fan $500 for toss - Puck Daddy
As the playoffs have grown in the NHL, so has the tradition: Red Wings fans in Detroit, and in cities where their team visits, have smuggled slimy cephalopods into games and tossed them onto the playing surface for decades.

What will Brad Richards do? - THN
The latest on pending UFA Brad Richards; the Leafs search for a top center; and the Thrashers seek a top scorer.

The 22 Funniest Videos of the Hockey Season - SportsPickle Video Playlist
If you've got time to waste today (and let's be honest, you do) then check out these vids.