Daily Links for Wednesday, October 26

The Sabres dropped their second in a row last night to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and if you missed the first ten minutes of the game (as I did) then you were treated to a 4-1 thrashing rather than a 4-3 nailbiter.

Lightning rally, then hold off Sabres 4-3 - NHL.com
The Buffalo Sabres beat Garon twice on their first three shots Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center -- two more times than they managed in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Bay. But Garon and the Lightning both rebounded -- the veteran goaltender stopped 35 of Buffalo's last 36 shots, and the Lightning rallied for a 4-3 victory to complete a home-and-home sweep.

Ellis brings work ethic to Sabres - The Buffalo News
Ellis has played enough games to appreciate the NHL lifestyle, but he's lived through enough bus rides to never forget the road he took to get there.

Boyes scores as consecutive games streak hits 500 - The Buffalo News
When the puck dropped for the Sabres' 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay, Boyes was in full uniform and ready to go — for the 500th straight time.

Sabres light up the night at First Niagara Center - WNYMedia.net
Hockey fans heading down the street towards the First Niagara Center might have been a bit surprised tonight, when at approximately 6:54 PM, the dazzling new marquees of the First Niagara Center were lit up for the very first time high atop the arena.

More Sabres News:

Sabres: The New Guys - Buffalo Wins
How have the offseason acquisitions done thus far?

Overreactions, 8th Edition: Sabres fade early, fall to Lightning - 3rd Man In
Eric's reactions from the arena.

Around the NHL:

NHL Must Mandate Visors To Protect Players From Themselves - SBNation.com
Chris Pronger took a stick to the face on Monday night, and when he returns to the lineup in a few weeks, he'll be wearing a visor. It's time for the NHL to force every player to do the same.

Hockey Canada - Hockey Rhetoric
When it comes to relocating a franchise, it’s important to remember that the stability of Canadian cities comes at the expense of capitalizing on the size of some American markets.

P-P-Playoffs? - The Copper & Blue
Can the Oilers make the playoffs? Maybe, but answering based on 7 games is silly.

Roberto Luongo Vancouver's best bet - THN
Some might think it's in Vancouver's best interest to trade Roberto Luongo, but this author thinks that is just plain dumb.

Zone entries: Individual contributions to team success - Broad Street Hockey
The best zone entries article yet: lineup data allows us to identify individual contributions in three zones.

Nightmare fuel: Zdeno Chara dressed as a rabbit - Puck Daddy
Look at your own risk.