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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:30 AM

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GAME #67: BUF (19-39-8) at NYI (25-34-9) – SAT MAR 15 – 7:00 PM EDT – MSG-BWGR-550

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Final Lineup

88 Cory Conacher – 63 Tyler Ennis – 21 Drew Stafford ("A")
82 Marcus Foligno – 19 Cody Hodgson – 27 Matt D’Agostini
44 Nicolas Deslauriers – 23 Ville Leino – 65 Brian Flynn
32 John Scott – 24 Zenon Konopka – 37 Matt Ellis
X: 28 Zemgus Girgensons (LBI), 80 Chris Stewart (ankle), 17 Torrey Mitchell (foot)

10 Christian Ehrhoff ("A") – 5 Chad Ruhwedel
20 Henrik Tallinder ("A") – 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
6 Mike Weber – 4 Jamie McBain
X: 52 Alexander Sulzer (LBI), 57 Tyler Myers (UBI)

1 Jhonas Enroth
34 Michal Neuvirth

Lineup News & Notes
F Zemgus Girgensons (LBI), F Chris Stewart (LBI), F 17 Torrey Mitchell (LBI), and D Chad Ruhwedel were scratches in Thursday's 4-2 loss at Carolina.

Weekly Transactions
03/13: Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel to Rochester (AHL); Recalled D Chad Ruhwedel from Rochester (AHL).

03/15: Recalled D Rasmus Ristolainen from Rochester (AHL).

According to the Stats
In the last 10 games, Buffalo has gone 4-6-0.
Tyler Ennis had a penalty-shot goal against Carolina and has points in three straight games.


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Final Lineup

27 Anders Lee – 51 Frans Nielsen ("A") – 21 Kyle Okposo ("A")
12 Josh Bailey – 29 Brock Nelson – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 18 Ryan Strome – 13 Colin McDonald
43 Mike Halmo – 53 Casey Cizikas – 28 Johan Sundstrom
X: 36 Eric Boulton (hand), 40 Michael Grabner (concussion)

44 Calvin de Haan – 3 Travis Hamonic ("A")
14 Thomas Hickey – 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
37 Brian Strait – 7 Matt Carkner
X: Radek Martinek, 46 Matt Donovan, 24 Kevin Czuczman

45 Anders Nilsson
20 Evgeni Nabokov

Lineup News & Notes
New York scratched F 36 Eric Boulton, F Michael Grabner, D Radek Martinek, D Matt Carkner, and D Kevin Czuczman in Friday's 4-3 loss vs San Jose.
C John Tavares (knee) is on IR.

Weekly Transactions
03/11: Agreed to terms with D Kevin Czuczman on a two-year, entry-level deal.
03/13: Recalled F Johan Sundstrom (emergency basis) from Bridgeport (AHL).

According to the Stats
In the Last 10 games, New York has gone 3-6-1.
Kyle Okposo has 5A in New York's past two games and has career-highs with 26 goals and 67 points.


PREGAME LINKS
03/14 – GAME RECAP: NEUVIRTH STOPS CAREER-HIGH 51 SHOTS IN LOSS (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)
03/14 – GAME RECAP: Sharks 4, Islanders 3 (Cory Wright – Islanders.com)
03/15 – Islanders, Sabres face off for first time in five months (John Kreiser – NHL.com)
03/15 – Game Preview: Islanders vs. Sabres (Cory Wright – Islanders.com)
03/14 – Game Preview: 3/15/14 at NY Islanders (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)

03/15 – Sabres at Islanders Game Notes PDF (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)
03/15 – Press Clips: 3/15/14 at New York Islanders (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)
03/15 – SABRES RECALL RISTOLAINEN (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)

03/15 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <5:07>
03/15 – News: Morning Skate Updates 3/15/14 (Cory Wright – Islanders.com)
03/15 – Dan Dunleavy previews Saturday night's game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. <2:52>
03/15 – Islanders TV Previews tonights matchup against the Buffalo Sabres. <3:43>

03/15 – Henrik Tallinder speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <2:56>
03/15 – Drew Stafford speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <1:46>
03/15 – Rasmus Ristolainen speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <2:28>

03/15 – Joe Sacco speaks with Dan Dunleavy prior to Saturday night's game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. <1:44>
03/15 – THE MORNING SKATE: RISTOLAINEN RECALLED TO PLAY FOR INJURED MYERS (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)

POSTGAME LINKS
03/15 – NHL POST-GAME NEWSLETTER: Buffalo Sabres @ New York Islanders (NHL.com)
03/16 – GAME RECAP: SABRES UNABLE TO GENERATE OFFENSE ON LONG ISLAND (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)

03/15 – Brian Duff and Dan Dunleavy recap the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <4:11>
03/15 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <2:26>

03/15 – Christian Ehrhoff speaks with the media following the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <1:36>
03/15 – Rasmus Ristolainen speaks with the media following the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <0:53>
03/15 – Jhonas Enroth speaks with the media following the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <1:48>
03/15 – Tyler Ennis speaks with the media following the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Islanders. <1:18>

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 16 March 2014 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:59 AM

Risto on the way

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Yet another great job 26CB.

Will you continue these GDTs for the major events in the off season?  You know for the draft and free agency / trades.

As for the game.  A battle against a team close to us in the standings ...


MUST LOSE!!


As always ...

GO SABRES!!

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:09 AM

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From the #Amerks post-game: team bus headed to Binghamton, D Rasmus Ristolainen and his equipment headed to Long Island to meet the #Sabres.

There was no confirmation from the organization on a recall, but there's nowhere else Rasmus Ristolainen would have been going.

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 15 March 2014 - 07:02 AM, said:

Yet another great job 26CB.

Will you continue these GDTs for the major events in the off season?  You know for the draft and free agency / trades.


As for the game.  A battle against a team close to us in the standings ...


MUST LOSE!!


As always ...

GO SABRES!!

Thank You SFNS, sounds like a great idea!

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 15 March 2014 - 07:02 AM, said:

Yet another great job 26CB.

Will you continue these GDTs for the major events in the off season?  You know for the draft and free agency / trades.

As for the game.  A battle against a team close to us in the standings ...


MUST LOSE!!


As always ...

GO SABRES!!

Actually this us the first game in a long time were I am going to hope for a Sabre victory.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

No 3 point game, please.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

The Isles played last night and lost, so the good guys have a shot. My brother got us some kick @ss seats in the Sabres offensive zone, right behind the Advil sign behind the glass in the corner, so I want to see a good effort by our boys. Who knows, maybe I will be there to chronicle a goal by Tank Commander Ville Leino for you guys? :w00t:

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

View Posttom webster, on 15 March 2014 - 08:41 AM, said:

Actually this us the first game in a long time were I am going to hope for a Sabre victory.

Trying to make sure the Isles pick high enough that they give us 2015?

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 15 March 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:

Trying to make sure the Isles pick high enough that they give us 2015?

The Islanders are the only team that I would not mind losing the draft lottery to.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

Isles fans staging a walkout midway through the second in protest of their sh*t show of an organization.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:33 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 11 March 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

View PostTom Backyard, on 15 March 2014 - 09:25 AM, said:

Isles fans staging a walkout midway through the second in protest of their sh*t show of an organization.

@SabresPR
The #Sabres have recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

Sabres PR@SabresPR 4 mins
The #Sabres have recalled defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Rochester Americans

Official now..emergency recall

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

NYIslanders@NYIslanders 12m
Capuano: Anders Nilsson in goal. Carkner in for Donovan. No changes at forward. #Isles

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 15 March 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:

Trying to make sure the Isles pick high enough that they give us 2015?

My hope is that the choices are Buffalo this year gets two of the first three picks(if someone else wins lottery) or the Islanders pick next year(my preference)

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

For a change I fully want Buffalo to win. We have an 8pt lead to use and knocking the Isles further down would assist the tank.

Beat the Isles both times, lose to Edm, Calgary, and Florida(do we play them anymore) If we accomplish that we may be able force NYI to join us in the bottom two.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

View Postinkman, on 15 March 2014 - 06:59 AM, said:

Risto on the way

Yes, can't wait to see him. Last time i wastched him he was scoring the winner at world juniors

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

I'm gonna put my reputation on the line and predict that Ville Leino scores gets a shot on goal.  :bag:

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

Islanders fan walkout, a direct result of Darcy Regier.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

View Postkishoph, on 15 March 2014 - 11:56 AM, said:

I'm gonna put my reputation on the line and predict that Ville Leino scores gets a shot on goal.  :bag:

Lets not get too crazy now

View Postd4rksabre, on 15 March 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

Islanders fan walkout, a direct result of Darcy Regier.

Imagine how they will feel when they hire him in the offseason

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

Maybe Isles fans with turn white sheets into giant "Garthy Sucks!" banners?


Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I'll have to miss tonight's game.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

03/15 – Sabres at Islanders Game Notes PDF (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)
03/15 – Press Clips: 3/15/14 at New York Islanders (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)
03/15 – SABRES RECALL RISTOLAINEN (Ian Ott – Sabres PR)


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Hey 26CB,

Any details on why Risto is an emergency call up?  What's the emergency?

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 15 March 2014 - 12:46 PM, said:

Hey 26CB,

Any details on why Risto is an emergency call up?  What's the emergency?

Myers is out tonight (UBI) and maybe tomorrow too.

03/15 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <5:07>
03/15 – News: Morning Skate Updates 3/15/14 (Cory Wright – Islanders.com)

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 15 March 2014 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 15 March 2014 - 12:49 PM, said:

Myers is out tonight (UBI) and maybe tomorrow too.

03/15 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <5:07>

Thanks.

That will teach me just to skim your fine, fine work on the GDT ........ :bag:

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:14 PM

It's up to you
New York, New York


The protest works....Isles victory.....tank on...


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

03/15 – Dan Dunleavy previews Saturday night's game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. <2:52>
03/15 – Islanders TV Previews tonights matchup against the Buffalo Sabres. <3:43>

03/15 – Henrik Tallinder speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <2:56>
03/15 – Drew Stafford speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <1:46>
03/15 – Rasmus Ristolainen speaks with the media following Saturday's morning skate at Nassau Coliseum. <2:28>

03/15 – Joe Sacco speaks with Dan Dunleavy prior to Saturday night's game against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. <1:44>
03/15 – THE MORNING SKATE: RISTOLAINEN RECALLED TO PLAY FOR INJURED MYERS (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:42 PM

@BuffaloSabres
#Sabres forwards:
Conacher-Ennis-Stafford
Foligno-Hodgson-D'Agostini
Deslauriers-Leino-Flynn
Scott-Konopka-Ellis

#Sabres defense:
Ehrhoff/Ruhwedel
Weber/McBain
Tallinder/Ristolainen

Enroth in net

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

@NYIslanders
#Isles Lines:
Lee-Nielsen-Okposo;
Bailey-Nelson-Clutterbuck;
Martin-Strome-McDonald;
Halmo-Cizikas-Sundstrom

#Isles D-Pairs:
de Haan-Hamonic;
Hickey-Visnovsky;
Strait-Donovan;

Nilsson in goal.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

Sabres are nine points out of second (last) but with two games in hand over Edmonton.  Islanders are 4th last with Calgary and Florida on either side by two points.  No matter the outcome, we don't see DEFEAT here.  If the Sabres win, the possible Islanders pick gets better.  If the Sabres lose, our first round pick gets even more cemented.

Therefore: TANK HAS AUTOMATIC VICTORY!!

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If anything, I'd like to see the Islanders lose, just to smash their confidence, drive the fans nuts, drive up the value of that pick, and drive away any free agents that may make them better next year.  But I'm not married to that.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

Weber + McBain :)

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Deslauriers is going to pass Leino's season total for shots on goal by the end of the second period

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

Weber and McBain together...oh brother

Okposo was in the crease, looked like interference

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

risto showing great ability to get his shot thru to the net. haven't seen that in forever

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

I like Nolan, I really do and I hope he's behind our bench for at least 2 more years. That being said, I really have to question his coaching ability when I see him putting Leino on the power play.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

weber + McBain :) :)

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

View Postmustacheofgod, on 15 March 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

I like Nolan, I really do and I hope he's behind our bench for at least 2 more years. That being said, I really have to question his coaching ability when I see him putting Leino on the power play.

My theory is - he knows why Nolan left the Sabres the first time.  :lol:

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

holy cow leino wtf r u doing. gets a great feed from risto and blows it with a stupid pass to a covered guy in the slot when he should've put it on net

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Only ten shots against Enroth in the first period?  No wonder he fell asleep on that second goal.

Meanwhile down on the farm....

Kris Baker@SabresProspects 16s

Nick Baptiste has his 45th goal of the year. Sudbury tied 2-2 with Belleville at end of the 1st. #Sabres


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

And speaking of Leino.... Rick and Rob seemed quite critical of Leino's treating the puck like a game of "Hot Potato" and getting rid of it as quickly as possible instead of shooting.

In the interview, Leino talks about changes to his stick .... maybe try shooting with it instead of looking at it?  LOL

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

View Postsabre snipe, on 15 March 2014 - 06:46 PM, said:

holy cow leino wtf r u doing. gets a great feed from risto and blows it with a stupid pass to a covered guy in the slot when he should've put it on net

He's reached his month's quota of SOG's  with 2, anything more and he'll be looking to renew his contract.

View PostJsixspd, on 15 March 2014 - 06:51 PM, said:

And speaking of Leino.... Rick and Rob seemed quite critical of Leino's treating the puck like a game of "Hot Potato" and getting rid of it as quickly as possible instead of shooting.

In the interview, Leino talks about changes to his stick .... maybe try shooting with it instead of looking at it?  LOL

For a while there in the 1st half of the period, it sounded like Ray was the President of the Ville Leino fan club.





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