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NOTEBOOK: PETERS MIXES IT UP

Friday, 09.21.2007 / 11:29 PM / News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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NOTEBOOK: PETERS MIXES IT UP
Andrew Peters saluted the crowd following a melee in the first period of Buffalo's 4-1 preseason loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The wave, however, was also his goodbye as the Sabres enforcer received a game misconduct for his actions.

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"It didn't take much time. I didn't really know [what happened]," Peters said. "I was just trying to police the whole thing... I looked over and I saw [Andrej] Sekera getting hit and I saw Toni [Lydman] getting hit. I thought that's enough. A guy is not going to do that to my teammates and get away with it un-scarred."

Until then Peters had not been into a fight throughout the entire duration of training camp.  A first in his three-year tenure with the team.

With his former sparing partner, Sean McMorrow, no longer in Buffalo's system, Peters has few to no challengers for his crown in camp, but plenty during exhibition play.

"I think I did what I had to do," Peters said. "I guess I will suffer the consequences down the road if there are any but I don't think there will be."

In addition to Peters' ejection from the game, Patrick Kaleta received a two-minute charging penalty and Sekera was issued five minutes for fighting.

Jason Boll of the Blue Jackets received a minor penalty for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting, and a 10-minute misconduct. Columbus' Tom Sestito was also issued a five-minute major for the brawl.



Drew Stafford left the third period with an upper-body injury. Head coach Lindy Ruff said the team would address his status tomorrow.  No specific time line for his return was given.



Dylan Hunter played in his first game for the Buffalo Sabres and finished the game with a plus-one rating and picked up his first point with an assist on Clarke MacArthur's lone goal in the third.  The son of former NHL agitator Dale Hunter played his junior career in the OHL for the London Knights where he was coached by his father. Dylan was drafted in 2004 by the Sabres 273rd overall.


Jocelyn Thibault played his first game for the Buffalo Sabres as well, after signing as a free-agent this summer. He allowed four goals on 22 shots and was not happy with his overall performance.

"Obviously you look at the goals again and you don't want to give up four goals," Thibault said. "You want to make a difference and keep the game at 2-0 when it was 2-0...so there are things I have to improve. But it's a game you can start building on."

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

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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