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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:42 AM

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GAME DISCUSSION THREAD
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GAME #68: MTL (36-25-7) at BUF (19-40-8) – SUN MAR 16 – 7:00 PM EDT – MSG-B, BELL TVWGR-550

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Final Lineup

88 Cory Conacher – 63 Tyler Ennis – 21 Drew Stafford ("A")
82 Marcus Foligno – 65 Brian Flynn – 19 Cody Hodgson
27 Matt D’Agostini – 23 Ville Leino – 44 Nicolas Deslauriers
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 (elbow)

1 Jhonas Enroth
50 Nathan Lieuwen
X: 34 Michal Neuvirth (LBI)


Lineup News & Notes
F Zemgus Girgensons (LBI), F Chris Stewart (ankle), F 17 Torrey Mitchell (foot), D Alex Sulzer (LBI), and D Tyler Myers (elbow) were scratches in Saturday's 4-1 loss at NYI.

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).

03/16: Recalled G Nathan Lieuwen from Rochester (AHL).

According to the Stats
In the last 10 games, Buffalo has gone 4-6-0.
Tyler Ennis has goals in back-to-back games and points in four straight.


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Final Lineup

48 Daniel Briere – 14 Tomas Plekanec – 11 Brendan Gallagher
67 Max Pacioretty – 51 David Desharnais – 20 Thomas Vanek
27 Alex Galchenyuk – 81 Lars Eller – 21 Brian Gionta ("C")
32 Travis Moen – 8 Brandon Prust – 22 Dale Weise
X: 15 George Parros (healthy), 17 Rene Bourque (healthy), 53 Ryan White (healthy)

74 Alexei Emelin – 79 Andrei Markov ("A")
55 Francis Bouillon – 76 PK Subban
24 Jared Tinordi – 43 Mike Weaver
X: 6 Douglas Murray (healthy), 26 Josh Gorges (hand)

35 Dustin Tokarski
30 Peter Budaj
X: 31 Carey Price

Lineup News & Notes
Montreal scratched F George Parros, F Rene Borque, F Ryan White, D Jared Tinordi, and D Josh Gorges in Saturday's 5-4 OT win vs Ottawa.
Carey Price will not accompany the team to Buffalo. He will be given the day off to rest.
F Michael Bournival (concussion) is on IR.

Weekly Transactions

03/16: Recalled G Dustin Tokarski from Hamilton (AHL).

According to the Stats
In the Last 10 games, Montreal has gone 5-4-1.
David Desharnais has goals in back-to-back games.


PREGAME LINKS
03/16 – GAME RECAP: SABRES UNABLE TO GENERATE OFFENSE ON LONG ISLAND (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)
03/15 – GAME RECAP: WILD COMEBACK (Canadiens.com)
03/16 – Sabres aim to end skid against Canadiens (John Kreiser – NHL.com)

03/16 – News: All the way back (Canadiens.com)
03/16 – Sabres’ Cory Conacher endured long road to reach NHL dream (Bill Hoppe – Olean Times Herald)
03/16 – News: SABRES RECALL LIEUWEN FROM ROCHESTER (Sabres.com)
03/16 – Sabres vs Canadiens Game Notes PDF (Sabres.com)
03/16 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media prior to Sunday night's game against the Canadiens at First Niagara Center. <5:00>

POSTGAME LINKS
03/16 – NHL POST-GAME NEWSLETTER: Montréal Canadiens @ Buffalo Sabres (NHL.com)
03/16 – GAME RECAP: LIEUWEN MAKES NHL DEBUT IN LOSS TO HABS (Chris Ryndak – Sabres.com)
03/16 – Dan Dunleavy recaps the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <3:04>
03/16 – Ted Nolan speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <2:47>
03/16 – Jamie McBain speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <1:00>
03/16 – Cody Hodgson speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <2:25>
03/16 – Nathan Lieuwen speaks with Brian Duff following the Sabres 2-0 loss to the Canadiens. <1:48>

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:37 AM

Great job as usual CB. Question when do you sleep?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

So, does Vanek get a tribute?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 16 March 2014 - 06:37 AM, said:

Great job as usual CB. Question when do you sleep?

Thanks BRAWNDO. Trust me, I get my ZZZZ in.

View PostSwampD, on 16 March 2014 - 07:41 AM, said:

So, does Vanek get a tribute?

Too Lazy. :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:47 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 March 2014 - 07:41 AM, said:

Thanks BRAWNDO. Trust me, I get my ZZZZ in.



Too Lazy. :rolleyes:
Not you, the arena, like people were clamoring for for Pominville.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:55 AM

View PostSwampD, on 16 March 2014 - 07:47 AM, said:

Not you, the arena, like people were clamoring for for Pominville.
I know, the joke was that he was too lazy to deserve a Sabres' tribute.

Don't go downtown: Sabres cancel morning skate

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:02 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 March 2014 - 07:55 AM, said:

I know, the joke was that he was too lazy to deserve a Sabres' tribute.

Don't go downtown: Sabres cancel morning skate
Ah, gottit. I need more coffee.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

03/16 – News: All the way back (Canadiens.com)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

Can we just surrender... ah crap its Montreal, they usually do that first... this year though...

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:22 AM

Hope someone lays Vanek out with a big hit, I somewhat cared for him when he was a sabre,  but never been a fan.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

Over/under on arrests?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

Nice CB!!! Always appreciated

Yet another game I doubt I will watch.... Today seems like a nice day to hit up Letchworth and the awesome dive diner in Mount Morris, serving up food that is guaranteed to give a coronary :)

I caught some of last night's game until the signal went out, then the masses put on college hoops.... I always read through the GDT during or after and man have we Really collectively gone downhill in those.

Good news is the sabres only have 5 more home games including tonight's, so either tickets will become ludicrously cheap, or the feeling of leaving the arena disgusted after a game is near finish.

All that said, 4-1 from the northern counterparts

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 16 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

Nice CB!!! Always appreciated

Yet another game I doubt I will watch.... Today seems like a nice day to hit up Letchworth and the awesome dive diner in Mount Morris, serving up food that is guaranteed to give a coronary :)

I caught some of last night's game until the signal went out, then the masses put on college hoops.... I always read through the GDT during or after and man have we Really collectively gone downhill in those.

Good news is the sabres only have 5 more home games including tonight's, so either tickets will become ludicrously cheap, or the feeling of leaving the arena disgusted after a game is near finish.

All that said, 4-1 from the northern counterparts
Brian's USA Diner? How is that place. I always pass it when I'm going back to, well, RT 20A.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 16 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

Yet another game I doubt I will watch.... Today seems like a nice day to hit up Letchworth and the awesome dive diner in Mount Morris, serving up food that is guaranteed to give a coronary :)

Tell me more.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:36 AM

What's the Sabres record this season in back-to-backs?

Never mind.  I'm sure it's terrible.

Will Ville score, or at least have a shot at it.

Hi Angry 11.  Keep your STs they will come in handy one fine day.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 16 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

Nice CB!!! Always appreciated

Yet another game I doubt I will watch.... Today seems like a nice day to hit up Letchworth and the awesome dive diner in Mount Morris, serving up food that is guaranteed to give a coronary :)

I

I am on service this week, I will keep an eye out for you.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

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Les Canadiens ont rappelé le gardien Dustin Tokarski ce matin / Canadiens have recalled goaltender Dustin Tokarski this morning.

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 16 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

Nice CB!!! Always appreciated

Yet another game I doubt I will watch.... Today seems like a nice day to hit up Letchworth and the awesome dive diner in Mount Morris, serving up food that is guaranteed to give a coronary :)

I caught some of last night's game until the signal went out, then the masses put on college hoops.... I always read through the GDT during or after and man have we Really collectively gone downhill in those.

Good news is the sabres only have 5 more home games including tonight's, so either tickets will become ludicrously cheap, or the feeling of leaving the arena disgusted after a game is near finish.

All that said, 4-1 from the northern counterparts

Thanks much.  Most of these games are rather nondescript affairs. Looking forward to the eventual payoff.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 16 March 2014 - 09:36 AM, said:

What's the Sabres record this season in back-to-backs?

Never mind.  I'm sure it's terrible.

Will Ville score, or at least have a shot at it.

Hi Angry 11.  Keep your STs they will come in handy one fine day.

STs?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

View PostEleven, on 16 March 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

STs?

Season tix I presume.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

View PostEleven, on 16 March 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

STs?

View Postweave, on 16 March 2014 - 09:59 AM, said:

Season tix I presume.

Yep.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

View Postweave, on 16 March 2014 - 09:59 AM, said:

Season tix I presume.

View PostSabres Fan In NS, on 16 March 2014 - 10:01 AM, said:

Yep.

Got it.  Yes, I intend to.  It's just really, really annoying to outlay that kind of cash and see NOTHING entertaining, no hard work, zip, zero, except for a good yet futile goaltending display.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

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Warmup jerseys tonight. RT @ZenonKonopka: Happy St.Patricks weekend #sabres/Habs http://instagram.com/p/lm5TdJkZw7/
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

First urinal cup holders and now green jerseys on St. Paddy's Day.

That do look cool though.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

Not even novelty warmup unis can escape the pit stains. I do like them though.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

Welp, I'm going to this one.  Can't remember the last time I went it seems so long.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

Those look nice.  The gaelic font and the clover leaf stitched over the number are nice touches.  Hopefully they don't look atrocious with the pants, socks, gloves, and helmets.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

03/16 – Sabres’ Cory Conacher endured long road to reach NHL dream (Bill Hoppe – Olean Times Herald)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

@SabresPR
The #Sabres have recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 March 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

@SabresPR
The #Sabres have recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

TOICREGHAALN.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

Somebody's got a cold.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

@SabresProspects
G Nathan Lieuwen up on emergency recall. He's gotten better and better as season progressed. From Friday:


#Sabres

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

Today we invoke Ronan Tynan to inspire the Irish tank.




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ONWARD!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 16 March 2014 - 11:25 AM, said:

Today we invoke Ronan Tynan to inspire the Irish tank.




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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 16 March 2014 - 10:10 AM, said:

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Warmup jerseys tonight. RT @ZenonKonopka: Happy St.Patricks weekend #sabres/Habs http://instagram.com/p/lm5TdJkZw7/
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This reminds me: Are we done with the yellow alternates?  I can't remember the last time we wore them.  If they turned out to be the "turdburgers" Ted Black worried about, are the Sabres sparing their fans from some additional humiliation in what's left of this season?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

View PostSwampD, on 16 March 2014 - 09:12 AM, said:


Brian's USA Diner? How is that place. I always pass it when I'm going back to, well, RT 20A.
It's a great diner goo with good portions and good prices..... Everything from the jalapeño cheddar burger to the ribeye steak and cheese on sourdough, huge fries and onion rings on the side.... Just a place that is comfort food at its finest.

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Tell me more.
Brian's USA Diner, what do you want to know

View PostBRAWNDO, on 16 March 2014 - 09:42 AM, said:



I am on service this week, I will keep an eye out for you.
My HPI will include copious amounts of cheese steak and fried foods.... I'll see you soon

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

Will they be auctioning the warm up jerseys?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

View PostEleven, on 16 March 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

Got it.  Yes, I intend to.  It's just really, really annoying to outlay that kind of cash and see NOTHING entertaining, no hard work, zip, zero, except for a good yet futile goaltending display.
We are at the very end of the season from hell.  And if there's going to be a silver lining to this season from hell, it's going to come from continuing to suck for the rest of our games.  That's the sad reality.

As far as "no hard work", I don't disagree, but can you imagine being a player on this team over the last year and a half?  You're on your third coach.  Pat LaFontaine was brought in to right the ship, met with everyone, and.....left after 108 days.  Every good veteran player has been sent packing.  These guys have to be completely depleted emotionally and mentally by now.

I know, I know, I know.....they're pro athletes and get paid millions of dollars to play a game.  That's true, but they're also human beings.  Being in a situation like this for 18 months (or more, depending on how you look at it) is going to mess with your head.  I've worked in some crummy workplace situations before and the good paycheck doesn't magically help morale.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 16 March 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

Will they be auctioning the warm up jerseys?

Yep: http://sabres.nhl.co...s.htm?id=709646

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

View PostRobviously, on 16 March 2014 - 11:41 AM, said:

We are at the very end of the season from hell.  And if there's going to be a silver lining to this season from hell, it's going to come from continuing to suck for the rest of our games.  That's the sad reality.

As far as "no hard work", I don't disagree, but can you imagine being a player on this team over the last year and a half?  You're on your third coach.  Pat LaFontaine was brought in to right the ship, met with everyone, and.....left after 108 days.  Every good veteran player has been sent packing.  These guys have to be completely depleted emotionally and mentally by now.

I know, I know, I know.....they're pro athletes and get paid millions of dollars to play a game.  That's true, but they're also human beings.  Being in a situation like this for 18 months (or more, depending on how you look at it) is going to mess with your head.  I've worked in some crummy workplace situations before and the good paycheck doesn't magically help morale.
Third one in a row.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

View PostSwampD, on 16 March 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

Third one in a row.

Of four.

Maybe five.





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