Just three games left on the schedule, two on the road and one at First Niagara Center to close out the season for the Buffalo Sabres. The only thing really left to look forward to at this point to the faithful of the Blue and Gold is the draft lottery, scheduled for just under a week away.
It wasn’t in relief, he wasn’t spelling another goalie for some rest, Matt Hackett appeared tonight as the starting goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres, with trades and injuries depleting the crease. [WGR550].
Ville Leino hasn’t scored a goal all year. Check out this link and sign up to win a fat wad of cash if the goal doesn’t get in the final three games. [Trending Buffalo].
No one is particularly happy about the Rinaldo suspension, from a Flyers or Buffalo Sabres standpoint. Here is one vulgar opinion that picks apart the suspension and the hit. [Black &Blue &Gold].
Chris Stewart worked hard to return to lineup this season. [Buffalo News].
Rochester Americans Links
A three game winning streak has the Rochester Americans talking playoffs again – but nothing is certain and they aren’t out of the dark just yet. [Die By The Blade].
The Vancouver Canucks fail to make the playoffs, and fire their general manager because of it. Is a rebuild in Vancouver iminent? [HeraldNet].
There is talk of the NFL imploding in upon itself in ten years. How far behind them is the NHL? Well for one thing, Alabama Athletics has a higher revenue pull than all thirty NHL teams. [CBS Sports].
Next Tuesday will determine the draft order for teams that haven’t made the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs and Central Scouting has determined that Sam Bennett is the number one pick this year. [SI.com].
Engine trouble? Is Evander Kane looking to get out of Winnipeg? [FanSided]