Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: The Return of Thomas Vanek

Let's change things up a bit once again and hope it translates into another Sabres blowout, this time against Dallas tonight.

Here's a preview of tonight's game [NHL.com] and hopefully we'll see the return of Thomas Vanek. [Sabres Edge]

Buffalo's offense is on a mini-hot streak [TBN] while their assistant coaches are doing a great job filling in for Lindy Ruff. [TBN]

Jhonas Enroth has a new mask. [Sabres.com]

Jochen Hecht is going to have neck surgery, but may still return this season. Hm. [WGR]

Some folks aren't happy that the Sabres have decided to start winning [Swordplay] or are just having trouble rooting for them at all. [DGWU Sports]

Amerks blogger Keith Wozniak is really liking the way that Marcus Foligno is shaping up [Let's Go Amerks] and a bunch of prospects scored last night [Sabres Prospects]

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs will face off in the Big House for the 2013 Winter Classic. [NHL.com]

It happened, Scott Gomez finally scored a goal, after going 368 days without. [SB Nation]

Scott Hartnell also scored, then immediately fought Dion Phaneuf. [Puck Daddy]

Is there still hope for the teams in the NHL basement to make the playoffs? [Globe & Mail]

Who are the likeliest candidates to be bought out on each team? [THN]

Winnipeg is in line for the Heritage Classic. [NY Times]