Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Playoffs Start With A Bang

The playoffs last night started with a wild overtime comeback win, Paul Gaustad's first career playoff goal, and late drama in Vancouver.

- Ted Black told the AP that Darcy Regier and Lindy Ruff will return next season. [The Buffalo News] It's no surprise to Paul Hamilton. [WGR]

- Nathan Gerbe will play for the US at the World Championships, while Ruff, Vanek, Miller, and Ennis all say no. [Sabres Edge]

- For all you optimists out there, here's a cup half full look at the Sabres season. [Buffalo Wins]

- It's a drum long beaten, but the Sabres need Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff to stay healthy in order to win. [Hockey Rhetoric]

- In a series I'm very much looking forward to, Jeremy White of WGR is teaming up with Kris Baker of the excellent SabresProspects.com for the first of many NHL draft previews. [WGR]

- Dealing with the sadness and hopefulness that comes with being a Sabres fan. [DGWU Sports]

NHL Playoff News:

- The Flyers came back from down 3-0 to beat the Penguins in OT. [NHL.com]

- Nashville beat Detroit thanks to Paul Gaustad's first career goal. [NHL.com]

- The Kings upset the Canucks 4-2 in Game One. [NHL.com]

- Should Shea Weber be suspended for slamming Henrik Zetterberg's head into the boards? [Globe & Mail]

- The LA Kings scoial media department has some cajones. [Backhand Shelf]

- Red Wings center Darren Helm was hospitalized after taking a skate blade to the wrist in Game One. [SB Nation]

- Brian Duff provides his playoff predictions for Sabres.com. [Sabres.com]

Around the NHL:

- THN thinks Edmonton should trade down in the draft for defense. Please give Buffalo a call, mmkay? [THN]

- Gary Bettman is keeping his lips closed when talking about finding Phoenix a new owner. [ESPN]