NHL Daily Dasherboard December 9, 2013

HAPPY MONDAY! What? You aren’t happy that the weekend is over!?!

The Buffalo Sabres lost their 22nd game this weekend – falling 3-2 to the Canadiens in Montreal. I am not sure what to make of this stat, but the Sabres have more losses than any team has wins. As in, the best team in the league, the Chicago Blackhawks, only have 21 wins – you could almost turn around their record, and you would have the Sabres record. For some reason I find that extremely interesting….could be the case of the Monday’s though!

Onto the links before I go into any more statistics…

John Vogl of The Buffalo News did a poll with some of the Sabres players as to what away arena they enjoy playing in the most. Hint hint, Buffalo just visited this city and arena. [The Buffalo News]

Zemgus Girgensons (28)
Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

One Buffalo Sabres rookie knows that he needs to produce more goals….well, he deked his way to a spectacular one on Saturday evening – Girgensons notes that he wants to score more though! [Olean Times Herald]

I can assure you that the Sabres are not on this list, and I can also assure you that you will not be surprised as to who is #1. B/R ranks the teams that hold and protect a lead the best – check it out here, because there are a few surprises! [Bleacher Report]

Princess Phaneuf is in the dog house! View his hit on Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins. [Puck Daddy]

Like hockey history? How about jerseys? This is a must see/read then – taking a look back at some historical uniforms! [The Hockey Writers]

The World Junior Championships are fast approaching, and Team USA is looking to make it two gold medals in a row! Take a look at some of the players that you should get familiar with before the puck drops in Sweden after Christmas. [SI.com – Home Ice]

Ever wonder what it looks like when an arena is transformed from an NBA court to an NHL rink? Take a look at Madison Square Garden as it gets a quick face-lift for a Sunday evening hockey game. [NHL.com]