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POSTED ON Monday, 09.23.2013 / 4:09 PM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
     John Scott

John Scott spoke to the media for the first time Monday following the much-talked about line brawl against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

The 6-foot-8 enforcer sparked some controversy when he tangled with Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel after a face off during the preseason game in Toronto. On the previous play, Sabres forward Corey Tropp had gotten into a fight with the much bigger Jamie Devane. Tropp hit the ice hard after the bout and the result upset the Sabres bench.

Rolston then sent Scott, Mike Zigomanis and Brian Flynn onto the ice. Maple Leafs coach Randy Carslyle opted to use his last change to put out his top line Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Carter Ashton, reportedly hoping to diffuse the situation.

That line of thinking backfired as every player on the ice including goaltenders Ryan Miller and Jonathan Bernier tussled. The play resulted in 211 penalty minutes.

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Scott said that he was planning on dropping the gloves with whoever Toronto sent out and was a bit surprised to see that line come out onto the ice. For Scott, he said it was about playing his role and defending Tropp.

“I obviously thought our guy got taken advantage of the shift before and I was trying to stick up for him and send a message to Toronto, like, ‘You can’t do that to our small guys,’” Scott said. “And whoever they lined up with me, whether it’s Kessel or [Colton] Orr or whoever else they have in their lineup, I was going to fight them.”

Kessel, Toronto’s leading scorer last season, responded to Scott’s challenge by swinging his stick at Scott’s ankles. Kessel's teammates quickly came to his aid and everyone on the ice got in on the action, including Toronto forward David Clarkson, who left the bench and faces a 10-game suspension.

Scott said he can see Toronto’s side of things In that an enforcer shouldn’t go after a star player, but doesn’t necessarily agree with it.

“I would be pissed off if someone went after my star guy, too. Their coach didn’t have to put Kessel out with me,” Scott said. “He kind of knew what was going to happen. It was kind obvious that I was upset that our bench was upset. It’s what happened. Obviously Phil’s OK. He probably came out on the better end of it. I’m bruised all over my legs.“

The two teams don't meet again until Nov. 15 in Buffalo.

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POSTED ON Monday, 09.23.2013 / 12:15 PM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS

Training camp is winding down and the Buffalo Sabres are beginning to get a better idea of what their team will look like for their season opener on Oct. 2 in Detroit.

The team announced Monday that goaltender Matt Hackett, defensemen Brayden McNabb and Chad Ruhwedel and center Mike Zigomanis have been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Defenseman Drew Bagnall and forward Matt Ellis will also be assigned to Rochester, pending waivers.

The Sabres’ roster now includes 29 players: 18 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.


    Marcus Foligno

Corey Tropp and Marcus Foligno did not participate in practice at First Niagara Center. Cody McCormick, who left the game on Sunday with 5:22 remaining in the second period after knocking down a puck with his hand, also did not skate.

Sabres coach Ron Rolston said after practice that he’ll have more information on Tuesday regarding the conditions of Foligno and Tropp after they are evaluated. Rolston said he anticipates McCormick to be ready by Wednesday, when the Sabres host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. at First Niagara Center.

Foligno was injured while setting up Tropp’s goal midway through the third period on Sunday. Toronto defenseman T.J. Brennan checked Foligno into the boards as he made a pass to the point and landed awkwardly as Tropp tipped Jamie McBain’s shot in. He left for the dressing room shortly after.

On the ensuing faceoff, Tropp fought with Jamie Devane and landed hard on the ice after taking a punch to the head. A bloodied Tropp had to be helped off the ice by the training staff. He did not return to the game.

“They’re obviously a big part of our team. They’re both gritty players so anytime anybody gets injured on our team, it’s a concern, but those two players are important players for us,” Rolston said after practice.


The following players were on the ice Monday afternoon:

Forwards: Luke Adam, Joel Armia, Tyler Ennis, Brian Flynn, Zemgus Girgensons, Mikhail Grigorenko, Cody Hodgson, Patrick Kaleta, Johan Larsson, Ville Leino, Steve Ott, Kevin Porter, John Scott, Drew Stafford, Thomas Vanek.

Defensemen: Christian Ehrhoff, Jamie McBain, Tyler Myers, Mark Pysyk, Rasmus Ristolainen, Alexander Sulzer, Henrik Tallinder, Mike Weber, Nikita Zadorov.

Goaltenders: Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth.


Forward lines at practice:

26 Vanek – 19 Hodgson – 21 Stafford
9 Ott – 63 Ennis – 23 Leino
28 Girgensons – 22 Larsson – 65 Flynn
72 Adam – 25 Grigorenko – 33 Armia
32 Scott – 12 Porter – 36 Kaleta

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POSTED ON Friday, 09.20.2013 / 10:36 AM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS

The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that 12 players have been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Forwards Colin Jacobs, Eric Locke, Jonathon McGuire, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski, and Frederick Roy, defensemen Alex Lepkowski and Matt Mackenzie and goaltenders Connor Knapp, Nathan Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov are now with the Amerks. Defenseman Nick Crawford, pending waivers, will also be assigned to Rochester.

Additionally, defenseman Brady Austin and forward Peter Trainor have been returned to their junior clubs. Austin plays for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League while Trainor is with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The moves leave the Sabres with 41 players in training camp (25 forwards, 13 defensemen, three goaltenders).

"[We're down to] two teams and I think this weekend will be a big evaluation for a lot of guys with the back-to-back with Toronto. Hopefully [we'll] be able to trim it down from there," Rolston said after practice at First Niagara Center on Friday.

The Sabres play the Maple Leafs twice this weekend as the preseason continues. They host Toronto on Saturday at 7 p.m. and then go to Air Canada Centre on Sunday for a 7 p.m. face off.

Rolston said either Jhonas Enroth or Matt Hackett will start on Saturday.

Group One - 10:30 a.m.

Forwards: Daniel Catenacci, Matt Ellis, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Patrick Kaleta, Cody McCormick, Steve Ott, Tim Schaller, John Scott, Drew Stafford, Jamie Tardif, Philip Varone, Mike Zigomanis.

Defense: Drew Bagnall, Christian Ehrhoff, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Jamie McBain, Chad Ruhwedel, Alexander Sulzer, Mike Weber.

Goaltenders: Jhonas Enroth, Matt Hackett.

Group Two - 12:15 p.m.

Forwards: Luke Adam, Joel Armia, Tyler Ennis, Brian Flynn, Colton Gillies, Mikhail Grigorenko, Cody Hodgson, Johan Larsson, Ville Leino, Kevin Porter, Corey Tropp, Thomas Vanek.

Defense: Brayden McNabb, Tyler Myers, Mark Pysyk, Rasmus Ristolainen, Henrik Tallinder, Nikita Zadorov.

Goaltenders: Ryan Miller, Matt Hackett.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 3:53 PM
By Alex Pagliano - Digital Content Intern / BEYOND THE BOARDS
Executive Chef Scott Green

Over the past year, the Buffalo Sabres have made several conspicuous changes. Outside of the construction for the behemoth $172 million dollar HARBORCenter project, the team has redesigned wayfinder signage and murals throughout the arena concourse. Adherent to that theme, it should come as no surprise that the team has enhanced their menu items.

Tuesday afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres and Delaware North Companies/SportService announced the annexation of several new menu items to enhance the First Niagara Center experience.

First Niagara Center Executive Chef Scott Green introduced a collection of several new items to the concessions menu. Green challenged his team of chefs to improve upon the menu from the previous season. “At the end of last year, we [did] an assessment of what happened during the year. [We looked] at what worked and did not work. We looked at new trends and tested them out during the summer. From there, we test them out and see what works and then we develop our menu,” Green commented.

Of the highlighted trends, the Sabres are prominently featuring several new seafood dishes. Fans with access to the suites will be able to order individual portions of crab cakes, bubbling crab dip (crostini and pita salad) and the chicken and shrimp jambalaya (peppers, onions, tomato, spicy sauce and Cajun rice). The Lexus Club will also feature a local favorite, pepper dusted walleye (lemon-poached butter beans, Swiss chard and tomato jus). General concessions will offer shrimp tacos (spicy garlic shrimp, house-made jalapeno coleslaw, served on warm flour tortillas and served with chili lime aioli).

The team also has developed some new concepts from local favorites. Suiteholders will be able to order boneless and traditional chicken wings. The Lexus Club has added a flavorful beef on weck (served with Pommes frites, lettuce, tomato, pickled carrot and onion) and a buffalo-chicken themed Juicy Lucy burger. Fans in the 200 Level Harbour Club can enjoy an always-fresh bacon cheeseburger (fresh beef patty, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato) featured on a Costanzo's Kaiser roll. In general concessions, fans can try the ‘The Big Puck.’ Intended to be shared, ‘The Big Puck’ is a 16-ounce steak burger with a pound of toppings (American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle chips and a special Sabre sauce) and a pound of French fries.

The organization also announced the renovation of suites. As part of a three-year multi-million dollar renovation process, nearly 20 suites have been renovated for the 2013-2014 season. Renovations include the installation of new seats and flat-screen televisions. “So far, [the renovations] have been met with tremendous response from our suiteholders,” remarked John Livsey, Sabres VP/Sales and Business Development.

Fans will be able to experience the improvements when the Sabres open the home portion of their schedule on Friday, October 4 against Ottawa.

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POSTED ON Monday, 09.16.2013 / 1:20 PM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS

Session One – 10:30 a.m.

Christian Ehrhoff

Christian Ehrhoff is ready to play and he’ll get the chance to lace up his skates sooner rather than later.

The Buffalo Sabres defenseman said he will be one of the players that will suit up in the Sabres’ second exhibition game Tuesday night in Columbus. The game can be heard on WGR 550 at 7 p.m. The official lineup has yet to be finalized.

“That’s the fun part about our job, playing the games and I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Ehrhoff said after practice at First Niagara Center on Monday.

Ehrhoff is entering his 10th NHL season and his third with the Sabres. Due to some roster turnover, he’s already one of the longest-tenured Sabres defensemen in training camp.

While rookies like Rasmus Ristolainen and Mark Pysyk have been given opportunities to make the team, the Sabres also brought in veterans like Henrik Tallinder and Jamie McBain.

Ehrhoff aims to set a good example both on and off the ice for the younger players in camp that are vying for roster spots in the NHL.

“I never really set any personal goals, especially not any statistics I want to achieve. It’s more that I want to play a consistent season,” he said. “It’s 82 games. It’s a long season and there are ups and downs. I try to keep the downs as few and as short as possible and just try to play solid for my team.”

Thomas VanekCody HodgsonMarcus Foligno
Tyler Ennis
– Mike Zigomanis – Joel Armia
Tim Schaller
Daniel CatenacciCorey Tropp
John Scott
Matt EllisJamie Tardif

Christian EhrhoffTyler Myers
Alexander Sulzer
Drew Bagnall
Brayden McNabb
Chad Ruhwedel

Ryan Miller
Nathan Lieuwen


Session Two – 12:45 p.m.

The afternoon group consisted of players that played Sunday night in the team's preseason opener in Montreal. The squad left Quebec with a 5-4 shootout victory.

Steve Ott
Mikhail GrigorenkoVille Leino
Zemgus Girgensons
Johan LarssonDrew Stafford
Luke Adam
Kevin PorterBrian Flynn
Colton Gillies – Cody McCormickPatrick Kaleta
Philip Varone

Henrik TallinderMark Pysyk
Mike Weber
Rasmus Ristolainen
Nikita Zadorov
Jamie McBain
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc


Jhonas Enroth
Matt Hackett


Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has returned the following five players to their respective junior clubs:

Forwards Justin Bailey (Kitchener, OHL), Nicholas Baptiste (Sudbury, OHL), Justin Kea (Saginaw, OHL) and Logan Nelson (Victoria, WHL), and defenseman Connor Boland (Peterborough, OHL).

This leaves the Sabres with 56 players still in training camp (33 forwards, 17 defensemen and six goaltenders).

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POSTED ON Saturday, 09.14.2013 / 3:16 PM

Dale Stromberg has held season tickets for the past 20 years. When he found out that a pair of Buffalo Sabres would be delivering him his season tickets on Saturday, his enthusiasm could not be contained.

“I could not sleep all of last night,” said Stromberg.

Jhonas Enroth & Henrik Tallinder meet the Stromberg family

Stromberg hosted Buffalo Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder and goaltender Jhonas Enroth in his living room for an informal conversation. After trading stories about their heritages, the Sabres pair commemorated the visit with a couple of autographs and photos.

At the conclusion of the visit, Stromberg was at a loss for words.

“It means the world to me. I have never won anything in my life and to have something like this, after I have gone [to the games] for all these years, I can’t believe it,” commented Stromberg. “I’m speechless.”

After departing from the Stromberg household, Enroth and Tallinder made several other deliveries in the Getzville area.

At the Weber household, a large contingent of family and friends congregated to meet the Sabres tandem. “They have been so excited since yesterday,” said Jill Weber, a season ticket holder for the past 10 years. “We’re looking very forward to the season. We’re hoping this is our year.”

Enroth and Tallinder embraced the interaction with the fans.

“It makes you humble,” remarked Tallinder. “We’re no different than they are. It’s just a different job. We’re so appreciative that they come out to the games and support us.”

-Alex Pagliano, Digital Contnent Intern


       Weber and Kaleta with the Braun family

Noah and Luke Braun had no idea that their family was expecting visitors Saturday morning. Their father, Jon Braun, met Buffalo Sabres players Patrick Kaleta and Mike Weber in the front yard to receive his Sabres season tickets.

After the exchange of the tickets, Jon had an idea.

“Want to surprise my boys?” he asked the players.

Noah and Luke were in the basement of the family home playing video games. The shock on their faces was apparent when they came upstairs and saw Kaleta and Weber standing there.

The group went outside to share the excitement with neighbors after a bit of good-natured teasing from Kaleta about the teams they chose to play with in their video game match.

“Boston versus the Islanders? What the heck?” Kaleta said.

Some perfect timing ensured that the whole family got to meet the pair as Olivia, the Braun’s youngest child, returned home from her dance lesson in time to grab her jersey and be included in some family photos.

The family thanked Kaleta and Weber for taking the time to deliver the tickets before the players moved on to other stops in the Hamburg area.

-Clare Lewis, Digital Content Intern


    Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno pose with the Bruntons.

Cody Hodgson and Marcus Folingo also made a few stops to deliver season tickets to some lucky fans.

Although the Brunton family of Fort Erie knew that a pair of Sabres was going to show up at their door, it didn't stop them from rushing out the front door to greet Hodgson and Foligno the moment the car pulled up.

“You were my Tim Hortons guy!” one of the Bruntons said to Foligno, referring to Foligno’s visit to a Fort Erie Tim Hortons earlier in the week as a part of the second annual “Invade Canada” tour.

Jacob Brunton, a young hockey player himself, was eager to meet Hodgson and Foligno assuring the two that he was a Sabres, not a Maple Leafs fan.

As family and neighborhood friends congregated, it became clear that Fort Erie is a part of Sabres nation as well.

-Clare Lewis, Digital Content Intern

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POSTED ON Saturday, 09.14.2013 / 9:07 AM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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POSTED ON Friday, 09.13.2013 / 7:30 AM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS

Session One (7:45-8:45 a.m.)

Matt Hackett

Matt Hackett has had a few months to get acclimated with the Buffalo Sabres organization and is enjoying his first training camp in Buffalo.

 “The on-ice is tough, but I feel like I’m getting better,” Hackett said after practice Friday morning at First Niagara Center. “To work with [Sabres goaltending coach] Jim Corsi and to see Ryan Miller and these guys out here, it’s fun to be a part of.”

He and center Johan Larsson were acquired as part of the trade that sent Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild in March. Hackett was drafted in the third round by Minnesota during the 2009 NHL Draft (77th overall) and has played in 13 NHL games over the past two seasons.

After the trade, Hackett appeared in three regular season games for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League and started Game Two of the team’s first-round playoff series against Toronto. He’s had the chance to work with Amerks goaltending coach Bob Janosz to improve his game.

“Bob Janosz is good to work with. It’s nice to have a goalie coach down there full-time that you can work with and lean on and talk to constantly,” Hackett said. “That’s a big difference than when I was in Houston [of the AHL]. I had no one to talk to really. My goalie coach would come down once a month and it’s just nice to have someone there all the time.”

Hackett is the favorite to start in goal for the Amerks this season, but he has aspirations to play in the NHL as soon as this season.

“I’d like to be here at some point,” he said. “I feel like I’ve proved myself here [in the NHL] for a few games in Minnesota and I feel like I can play at this level. That’s my goal and I’m sure that’s everyone else’s goal here to make the team as well.”

Practice Group
Steve Ott
Mikhail GrigorenkoVille Leino
Luke Adam
– Mike Zigomanis – Joel Armia
John Scott
Matt EllisJustin Bailey
Peter Trainor – Jonathan Parker - Johnny McGuire

Brayden McNabbJamie McBain
Alexander Sulzer
Chad Ruhwedel
Alex Lepkowski
– Connor Boland

Matt Hackett
Nathan Lieuwen


Scrimmage (9:15-10:30 a.m.)

Team Blue vs. Team Gold

Team Blue
Thomas Vanek
Cody HodgsonMarcus Foligno
Zemgus Girgensons
Kevin PorterBrian Flynn
Kevin Sundher
Colin JacobsShawn Szydlowski
Frederick Roy – Eric LockeLogan Nelson

Christian EhrhoffTyler Myers
Drew Bagnall
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc
Nikita Zadorov
Matt MacKenzie

Andrey Makarov
Connor Knapp

Team Gold
Tyler Ennis
Johan LarssonDrew Stafford
Corey Tropp
Cody McCormickPatrick Kaleta
Daniel Catenacci
Philip VaroneJamie Tardif
Colton Gillies – Justin KeaNicholas Baptiste

Henrik TallinderMark Pysyk
Mike Weber
Rasmus Ristolainen
Brady Austin
Nick Crawford

Jhonas Enroth

Ryan Miller has been excused from practice on Friday by the team. On Thursday, he was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 09.12.2013 / 11:14 AM
By Chris Ryndak - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak) / BEYOND THE BOARDS

Group One (8:45-9:45 a.m.)

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno had played center at the end of last season, but is back on the wing for now. And back with Cody Hodgson, whom he played on a line with in Rochester during the lockout.

"To be on a line with him, it’s going to be great to get open for him," Foligno said. "Obviously I played with him in Rochester and we put up some points there and had a good time in Rochester, too."

They're joined on the line by Thomas Vanek. Both Folgino and Vanek are more comfortable on the left wing, so Sabres coach Ron Rolston said they'll go through the preseason trying both on the left and right wings in order to find the right combinations, .

"We like [Vanek and Hodgson] together for sure. They were good last year. I think Cody can make plays, really good vision plays and obviously [Vanek's] a good finisher," Rolston said. "Right now we've got Marcus there to provide some heavy hockey hopefully on the wing hopefully if Marcus can come in and continue to play that way, be physical and make some space for those guys."

Practice Group
Thomas Vanek
Cody HodgsonMarcus Foligno
Zemgus Girgensons
Kevin PorterBrian Flynn
Kevin Sundher
Colin JacobsShawn Szydlowski
Frederick Roy – Eric LockeLogan Nelson

Christian EhrhoffTyler Myers
Drew Bagnall
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc
Nikita Zadorov
Matt MacKenzie

Ryan Miller
Andrey Makarov


Group Two (10-10:45 a.m.)

Ville Leino

Ville Leino was limited to eight games last season due to injuries. He missed the final 13 games of the year but has been back skating for about four weeks now.  He’s back on the right wing too, which he’s described as his favorite

“Everything is going the way you want it to go at this point,” he said. “Also, I’m really excited to go back out there. It’s a new start. I feel like I didn’t play for a year.”

Center Mikhail Grigorenko spent the summer in Buffalo and hopes the work he’s put in during the offseason pays dividends in his second NHL season. He skated on a line with Steve Ott and Leino on Wednesday and will look to them for guidance.

“For me it’s really good to play with those guys,” Grigorenko said. “They’ve helped me out a lot on the ice and I can learn from the every day. Hopefully [coach Ron Rolston] will like us and we’ll be playing together.”


Team Gray
Steve Ott
Mikhail GrigorenkoVille Leino
Luke Adam
– Mike Zigomanis – Joel Armia
John Scott
Matt EllisJustin Bailey
Peter Trainor – Jonathan Parker - Johnny McGuire

Brayden McNabb
Jamie McBain
Alexander Sulzer
Chad Ruhwedel
Alex Lepkowski
– Connor Boland

Matt Hackett
Nathan Lieuwen


Scrimmage (11:15 a.m.-Noon)
Team Gray vs. Team Gold


Group Three (12:15-1 p.m.)

Patrick Kaleta

Many roster spots are up for grabs and Rolston will use training camp as a competition to fill those roles.

Rolston had Cody McCormick centering Corey Tropp and Patrick Kaleta during the third session and that combination could very well serve as the Sabres’ fourth line come opening night on Oct. 2 in Detroit.

Rolston said he’s aware of the different possibilities and will look for fourth liners that are responsible players that can kill penalties too.

“That’s what kind of what we talked about in the competition. We can go a lot of different ways, but we’ll definitely have some guys that can do that – that play with a lot of energy and are physical on the fourth line,” Rolston said.

Team Gold
Tyler EnnisJohan LarssonDrew Stafford
Corey Tropp
Cody McCormickPatrick Kaleta
Daniel Catenacci
Philip VaroneJamie Tardif
Colton Gillies – Justin KeaNicholas Baptiste

Henrik TallinderMark Pysyk
Mike Weber
Rasmus Ristolainen
Brady Austin
Nick Crawford

Jhonas Enroth
Connor Knapp

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 09.10.2013 / 2:46 PM
By Craig Kanalley - Social Media Manager / BEYOND THE BOARDS

It's always fun to go north of the border, especially when you're still in Sabres Country.

These past two days, Buffalo Sabres players, alumni and team employees spent time in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines to connect with the local community.

PHOTOS: CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY.

Our "Invade Canada" caravan began with a lunch and networking event with business leaders in Fort Erie. The Mayor of Fort Erie Doug Martin joined us as Sabres President Ted Black and President of the HARBORcenter John Koelmel provided an update on the state of the Sabres and HARBORcenter project. Sabres alumni Larry Playfair and Andrew Peters mingled with the crowd.

We continued on to the Niagara Health System's St. Catharines site where we were joined by Sabres forward Cody Hodgson. While it was difficult to see the children needing care, it was heartwarming to see the smiles Cody, the alumni, and Sabretooth brought to their faces.

We traveled to the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls where Sabres forward Marcus Foligno and alumni Rob Ray, Jay McKee and Richie Dunn met with youth hockey teams. Marcus spent time skating with the Niagara Falls Rivermen novice AAA team.

Then it was a dinner at Fallsview Casino with Cody Hodgson, Steve Ott, Sabres alums, and Casino members.

The invasion continued on Tuesday bright and early. Marcus put in a solid shift working the drive-thru at Tim Hortons in Fort Erie.

This is what you may have seen if you were one of those lucky customers. Sabretooth was there too.

The trip concluded with a stop at Garrison Road Public School. Marcus, Sabretooth and Rob Ray met with third graders and read them a book - about hockey, of course.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82