Daily Links for Thursday, February 2

If the hockey gods were interested in justice, they certainly didn't show it last night; the Buffalo Sabres were robbed of a much-deserved win over the New York Rangers by virtue of King Henrik's glove. The Sabres played what might have been their hardest working game of the year, and lo and behold, the fans actually responded and got the FNC rocking during the 3rd period and OT.

Rangers Vs. Sabres, Rangers Beat Sabres 1-0 In Shootout - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers and Sabres met tonight in Buffalo in a game that was expected to be a physical, hard fought battle between the best team in the East and the most inconsistent team in the East.

Sabres Gaustad Holds His Ground - WGR 550
"Let me be clear, if Pacioretty wants to talk trash I have ZERO problem with what Gaustad said. If Paul had said it first it would be different, but if Pacioretty doesn’t want to hear it, shut up!"

Gaustad pesters Rangers with play - The Buffalo News
Sabres center Paul Gaustad drove the Montreal Canadiens crazy Tuesday night with three points and some quality on-ice chirping. Maybe he let his play do more of the talking Wednesday against the New York Rangers but Gaustad was again a pest, especially on the penalty kill.

What We Learned From January - Sabres Hockey Central
Here is a look at the Sabres game by game schedule and results for the month of January.

You're Awesome, Buffalo - WGR 550
With all the hoopla over the Tom Brady/Buffalo hotels comments, Greg Bauch reminds us why Buffalo is a great place to live.

NHL Playoff Push: The Record Each Team Needs To Make It - SBNation.com
As teams begin their post-All-Star-Weekend playoff push, six teams in the Western Conference can almost hit cruise control, while several teams in the East could fall from or rejoin the playoff picture.

Spector on Canucks: Time to trade Schneider - sportsnet.ca
If the Canucks want to get over that Stanley Cup hump, dealing Cory Schneider before the NHL Trade Deadline might be the only way to do it.

Trade Deficit - The Royal Half
Out of the 16 trades that I've identified as "big moves" to bring in offense to the Los Angeles Kings since the Bernie Nicholls trade... only 2 players showed an increase in Points Per Game from their prior team.

Late goal gives Team Orr 2-1 win at Top Prospects Game - NHL.com
Branden Troock's power-play goal with 24.5 seconds left gave Team Orr a 2-1 win against Team Cherry in the CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game.

TSN analyst pokes fun at Dion Phaneuf during Toronto Maple Leafs game - National Post
In a clip that has already been making the rounds, TSN colour analyst Ray Ferraro is caught speaking, erm, frankly, during Tuesday night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins.