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Daily Links for Wednesday, April 6

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Thomas Vanek can't decide which of his new hats he wants to wear today.
Thomas Vanek can't decide which of his new hats he wants to wear today.

After another huge win last night Buffalo's magic number is down to 2 with 2 games left. There were too many links to fit before the jump so keep reading to find another couple of juicy Sabres links after the break.

Sabres beat Bolts 4-2 to move into seventh in East - NHL.com
Thomas Vanek collected a hat trick as the Buffalo Sabres inched closer to assuring a playoff spot in what was a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night.

Magic Number Update - WGR 550
A Carolina loss in regulation, ENDS the race. However, there's more...

Connolly stays hot with three-point effort - The Buffalo News
Connolly posted his first three-point game of the season, driving home his 13th goal with a wicked wrist shot at 13:46 of the second period and assisting on Vanek's first two goals.

No surgery for Leopold - Sabres Edge
The Sabres could get one of their top defensemen back during the first round of the playoffs, with doctors determining that Jordan Leopold does not need surgery to repair the broken hand he suffered March 25.

Etymology - The Goose's Roost
Where Atlas came from and what it means.

It’s NOT About Miller VS Enroth - Shutdown Pair
With as well as the kid's playing, when do you take him out?

More Sabres News:

Sabres Fans Unite on Twitter to Honor Jhonas Enroth - buffalo74
"My Name Is Jonas" by Weezer was the overwhelming favorite song to be suggested on #Sabrestunes.

Aerospace museum to depart HSBC Arena - Business First
The Sabres will be getting an extra 10,000 square feet in HSBC to play with over the summer.

 

Playoff Race:

Habs clinch playoff berth with OT win over Hawks - NHL.com
Carey Price made 42 saves and P.K. Subban scored the winner in overtime as Montreal topped Chicago 2-1 on Tuesday to clinch a playoff spot.

 

NHL News:

Ryan Callahan, Rangers winger, out indefinitely with broken ankle - NYPOST.com
It's a kick in the teeth by way of a puck to an ankle.

Laviolette: Flyers would be fine if not for that pesky shootout - Puck Daddy
At this time of year, coaches of struggling teams are always looking to play the blame game, attempting to slow and/or reverse negative momentum heading into the postseason.

Ovechkin scores 300th career goal - NHL.com
Alex Ovechkin became the sixth-youngest player in NHL history to reach 300 goals when he scored 11:28 into the first period of Washington's game at Toronto on Tuesday night.

McKenzie: Caps' Wideman in hospital with leg hematoma - TSN
Wideman was hospitalized in a Washington hospital with a significant leg hematoma as a result of a hit Tuesday by Carolina's Tuomo Ruutu.

NHL Is Simply the Best: 50 Reasons Why Hockey Rules - Bleacher Report
Hockey is often misunderstood by many who have never watched it for whatever reason. Here are 50 reasons why NHL fans adore this sport so much.