Oh the first post-mortem daily dasherboard is always the most painful. The Buffalo Sabres ended their regular season last night in an entertaining loss to the New York Islanders. I say entertaining solely for the fact that seven goals were scored and Nicolas Deslauriers won a spirited battle that was prolonged two minutes for referee interference.
Congratulations to these teams making the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. I am sure you are going to be giving us entertaining hockey over the course of the next several weeks until only one of you is left standing. Here are your morning links on the Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League.
Buffalo Sabres Links
Dredging up memories of this season is going to be painful for many Buffalo Sabres fans, but be hopeful that this season will not repeat itself, even if they are still bad next year. [Buffalo News].
It was almost a fitting cap to the season, I mean, the Sabres were winning, they had the Islanders on the ropes, the Sabres were outshooting the Islanders, but the Islanders won their third straight and hand the Sabres their seventh straight loss to end the regular season for both teams. [Fox Sports].
The Buffalo Sabres broke all the wrong records this year en route to the worst year in franchise history. [ProHockeyTalk].
Is there any doubt that the “Tim Connolly Award” should go to Ville Leino who ended the 2013-2014 season with zero goals and fifteen assists? [Die By The Blade].
Rochester Americans Links
With the goaltending core depleted down to street free agents, is it any surprise the Rochester Americans lost last night to Lake Erie? The playoff hunt for the Amerks is still very much alive. [The Plain Dealer].
Keep it tuned here folks, we will provide updates and insights on the happenings of the Buffalo Sabres through the off season as well as coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals.