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Daily Links for Sunday, November 27

Now that’s more like it! The Jr. Sabres won a convincing 5-1 contest against Washington that had me spending half the game just trying to figure out who was on the ice.

ROOKIE MOVE – Sabres.com
A trio of rookies provided just the spark Buffalo needed to handily defeat the listless Washington Capitals 5-1 at First Niagara Center.

McNabb, Szczechura latest to answer call – The Buffalo News
What’s left in Rochester? Pretty good question after Saturday’s roster roulette saw defenseman Brayden McNabb make his NHL debut with the Sabres and center Paul Szczechura play his first game in a Buffalo uniform and appear in the big leagues for the first time since 2010.

Sabres are dressed to the nines – The Buffalo News
Lindy Ruff was a rookie in the NHL in 1979 and became the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres in 1997. He has never seen the Blue and Gold this beat up. …

Overreactions, 23rd Edition: Did the Caps fire Bruce Boudreau yet? – 3rd Man In
Eric’s impressions from the press box.

Sometimes Hockey is Awesome – Top Shelf
Heather extols the virtues of taking some time away from the hockey blogosphere, the baby Sabres, and Gandalf.

The Press Box: Part One – The Willful Caboose
Kate gets a seat in the press box. Hilarity ensues.

Bylsma fires back after Foligno criticizes Crosby – NHL.com
After Nick Foligno called out Sidney Crosby for elbowing him in the head, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma stood up for his captain.

After headshot from Pacioretty, Kris Letang scores game-winner – Puck Daddy
Letang was bloodied, but he wasn’t beaten. In fact, he came back for the overtime between the Penguins and Canadiens.

Taylor Hall injured in Oilers loss to Avs – The Globe and Mail
Colorado gets much-needed 5-2 home win while Edmonton loses key scoring weapon to shoulder injury.

Mario Lemieux comeback still greatest of all-time – THN
The return of Sidney Crosby this week was an exciting time for the NHL, but Lemieux’s return in 2000 was miraculous.

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