Daily Links for Thursday, October 27

The Sabres will try to get back on the winning side of things tonight against Columbus.

Jackets chase second straight as they visit Sabres - NHL.com
The official National Hockey League preview of tonight's contest.

Sabres get no boost from power play in crunch time - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres' power play has its share of problems, with scoring, shot selection and playmaking decisions among them. What has really hurt the free falling unit, however, is its inability to make a difference when it matters.

Sabres still experimenting with power play - Sabres Edge
The Sabres' experiments to get their power play moving will continue.

Reunited line puts on a show of force for Sabres - The Buffalo News
The linemates, reunited last week, combined for 12 of the Sabres' 39 shots against Tampa Bay. Gerbe scored on an assist from Gaustad in the final minute, pulling the Sabres close during their 4-3 loss.

Sabres Pominville Likes Face-offs - WGR 550
Last season Jason Pominville dabbled with face-offs taking 88 of them. This season he’s really taken an interest in them working with assistant coach Kevyn Adams and Paul Gaustad to get better.

Catenacci to face Russians - SabresProspects.com
Dan Catenacci of the Owen Sound Attack has been named to Team OHL for the 2011 Subway Super Series against Team Russia.

The Party In The Plaza becomes an every-home-game event.

Around the NHL:

Decision time looms for 2011 picks playing in NHL - NHL.com
The five members of the 2011 draft class still on NHL rosters are coming up on their ninth games, after which their contracts will kick in.

Why Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Should Go Back To Red Deer - The Copper & Blue
Just seven games into his NHL career it looks as if Nugent-Hopkins could play a significant role in remaking the Oilers into a contending team once again. He's the team leader in both goals and points but if the Oilers want their best shot to be a contender and win a Stanley Cup down the road they need to send Nugent-Hopkins back to Red Deer.

Spoiler alert: Pittsburgh lands the NHL draft - The Globe and Mail
The NHL sent out a press release Wednesday morning saying it has a major announcement scheduled for Thursday.

5 Things: Khabibulin's re-emergence, visor controversy, old-man Arnott - ESPN
Scott Burnside's list of 5.

Bettman sees Isles staying in New York - SI.com
The embrace of the Jets, not just on the ice but also at the cash register, has some people wondering: Can the nouvelle Nordiques be far behind?

Instant classic: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller’s Movember mask - Puck Daddy
This mask is fantastic.