Daily Links for Friday, January 6

Happy Friday, folks! Hopefully the Sabres can make it even happier tonight as they go for their first two-game winning streak since the lockout.

Hurricanes hope to even home mark against Sabres - NHL.com
Much was expected of the Sabres this season after their late push to the playoffs and near-elimination of the Flyers in a first-round series last spring, but they're still struggling to find their footing and currently sit 11th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Hurricanes remain in last, but they're starting to pick up points on a more regular basis and could even their record at home by winning Friday.

Buffalo's goal: Two wins in a row - The Buffalo News
The quest for a winning streak continues.

Miller ready to make historic charge - The Buffalo News
Ryan Miller is four victories away from breaking Dominik Hasek's franchise record of 234 wins by a Buffalo Sabres goaltender. That gives Miller a great number to shoot for in a year his numbers are basically shot.

Three goals, secondary scoring and the key to wins - 3rd Man In
When the Sabres score at least 3 goals, they usually win. When they let up three goals, they usually lose. Some simple yet effective analysis.

SCHOPP: Time For Hard Choices - WGR 550
For at least the third time this NHL season the Internet is buzzing with talk of whether the Anaheim Ducks are going to trade away a star player. This may be is the most talk about the Ducks since they arrived and named themselves after a kids movie.

Clicks and Clippings: Muller mixing it up - Canes Country
Get caught up with the recent news from tonight's opponent.

NHL All-Star Game 2012: First 6 Players Selected, Dominated By Host Senators - SBNation.com
The Ottawa Senators will host the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, and fans of the team stuffed the ballot box to vote in four players among the first six All-Stars.

Is Hitting Leaving The Game? - Pension Plan Puppets
At Brian Burke's press conference today he complained about hitting being down in the NHL. PPP says no.

Nugent-Hopkins out three to four weeks with damaged shoulder - Edmonton Journal
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be out three to four weeks with damage to his left shoulder, which is likely separated, although they aren't saying that.

Who Do The Players Think Is The Most Underrated Player? - KuklasKorner
Loui Eriksson from Dallas leads the list.

Hockey Community Rallies Behind Injured High School Hockey Player Jack Jablonski - Hockey Wilderness
The hockey community shows its strength once again.

Bill Clinton gives the Jagr Salute at MSG - NHL.com
Former President Bill Clinton takes in the action between the Panthers and Rangers and gives a Jagr-Salute after catching a souveneir puck