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The Morning After: There’s Nothing Like Beating the Champs

Sabres pull out a 5-1 win over the Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Ben Green/NHLI via Getty Images

Buffalo Sabres news and notes

  • For one night, at least, the Sabres reached the Lightning’s gold standard. [The Buffalo News]
  • It’s a big win, but the team won’t start celebrating yet. [The Athletic]
  • Don Granato had a challenge for the Sabres on Monday night. They met it. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • A fun Q&A interview/podcast with Craig Anderson. [The Athletic]
  • Reflections from the other side, our friends at Raw Charge. [Raw Charge]

Around the NHL and hockey world

  • This open, honest piece from retired NHLer Colin Wilson about his battle with addition is a must-read. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • How communities on both sides of the Southern border are fighting together to save the game of hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL & NHLPA extended their partnership with Upper Deck. [NHL]
  • The Florida Panthers are only the 25th team in NHL history to start a season 6-0. [Miami Herald]
  • Alex Ovechkin keeps moving up the ranks. [RMNB]
  • It’s a battle between the oldest team and the newest team in the NHL as Montreal heads to Seattle for a meaningful NHL game for the first time in a century Tuesday. [NHL]
  • From Djurgårdens to the NHL: a prospect pipeline. [Sports Illustrated]