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Friday, 03.27.2009 / 11:28 PM / Features
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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NOTEBOOK: QUICK HITS
Dominic Moore (Photo: Bill Wippert)
Prior to Friday’s 5-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dominic Moore claimed he didn’t mind taking on his former teammates.

The Sabres’ forward wasn’t sure his words were being taken so literally.

 
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With 4:39 remaining in the second period, Moore stepped in front of Toronto’s net, while19-year-old Luke Schenn delivered a few cross checks. The confrontation quickly escalated, resulting in 12 minutes in penalties being assessed to the pair for fighting.

Moore claims there is no hostility between the pair, but acknowledged that the Leafs’ defenseman knew what he was doing.

 “I think Schenner, I’ve said it all year, he’s a great kid and a leader at that young age. I think he saw an opportunity to fire up his team,” Moore said. I’ll have to ask him about it though.”



Paul Gaustad recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in the win; registering a goal, assist and a fight in the contest. Gaustad earned an assist 37 seconds into the game on Jochen Hecht’s goal, net Buffalo’s fifth score of the night midway through the third period and earned two fighting majors- taking on  both Jamal Mayers and Pavel Kubina.



Craig Rivet reached a milestone in the contest, playing in his 800th career NHL game. The defenseman is now ranked 94th among active players for games played, registering 214 points (47+167) and 1,027 penalty minutes in the League.

Rivet began his career with the Montreal Canadiens, playing his first NHL game April 15, 1995 against the Boston Bruins.



Head Coach Lindy Ruff said Rivet suffered a deep gash on his nose after taking a puck to the face in the third period. Toronto’s Boyd Devereaux slapped at a rebound that clipped Rivet. The defenseman left the game momentarily, but was back on the ice after missing only a few shifts.



Members of the Buffalo Bandits were recognized at HSBC Arena during the first period. The 2008 NLL Champions received commemorative rings for claiming their first championship in more than a decade in a Friday night ceremony.

The Bandits’ next game is Saturday night when they host the New York Titans at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, click here.



Former Sabres’ winger Brad May received a 10-minute misconduct after an altercation with Pat Kaleta in second period. May accumulated 1,323 penalty minutes in seven seasons playing for Buffalo. He is ranked fourth all-time in that category for the franchise behind Larry Playfair (1,392), Mike Foligno (1,450) and Rob Ray (3,189).



Portland Pirates Head Coach Kevin Dineen became the winningest coach in franchise history with his 190th career win Friday night. The Pirates defeated the Lowell Devils, 3-2, to help Dineen move past Barry Trotz to break the record.



QUOTABLE: Patrick Kaleta on the significance of Saturday night’s contest in Montreal:

“I guess call Fuccillo Chevrolet... It’s huge! I don’t think they come bigger than this… it’s why you play the game.”



Around The Eastern Conference:

Tampa Bay 3 NY Islanders 2 New Jersey 2
Washington 5 Detroit 0 Chicago 3

Eastern Conference Standings:

1. Boston 102
2. Washington 99
3. New Jersey 98
4. Philadelphia 90
5. Carolina 89
6. Pittsburgh 88
7. NY Rangers 87
8. Montreal 85
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9. Florida 83
10. Buffalo 80
11. Toronto 75
12. Ottawa 74

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STANDINGS

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

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