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POST-GAME NOTEBOOK: NOV. 12

Tuesday, 11.12.2013 / 11:13 PM / News
By Joe Ray  - Digital Content Intern
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POST-GAME NOTEBOOK: NOV. 12
The Buffalo Sabres paid tribute to local men and women who served in the military during their game Tuesday night. To celebrate \u201CMilitary Appreciation Night\u201D, the team honored the 107th Airlift Wing from Niagara Falls Joint Air Reserve Station before the game. Local members of the Marines were also recognized during the singing of the American national anthem.

The Buffalo Sabres paid tribute to local men and women who served in the military during their game Tuesday night. To celebrate “Military Appreciation Night”, the team honored the 107th Airlift Wing from Niagara Falls Joint Air Reserve Station before the game. Local members of the Marines were also recognized during the singing of the American national anthem.

Buffalo also introduced special camouflage jerseys with white lettering worn by all the players during warm-ups. The jerseys are being auctioned off on the Sabres’ website until November 20, with proceeds benefitting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

Sabres captain Steve Ott has a strong connection to the Canadian military and recognized the symbolic significance of wearing those camouflage jerseys before the game.

“It was great to wear those jerseys, absolutely. It means a lot to myself, both my mom and dad served 26 years in the Canadian Air Force. It was really neat to put on that uniform tonight.”

“Tickets for Troops” is an ongoing effort by the Sabres to recognize local members of the military at each home game. Members of the military have such a profound impact on the lives of Americans every day. For tonight’s honoree, Sgt. Jeff Gramlich, the Sabres have been a significant part of his life for a very long time.

“I became a Buffalo Sabres fan at a young age, born and raised in Buffalo. I grew up with the old Aud, and I’ve loved the team ever since I was three or four years old,” Gramlich said.


Sabres left wing Matt Moulson has played just seven games with the team, but has already registered four games with multiple points in his brief tenure in Buffalo. With two assists in tonight’s game, it was Moulson’s third game with that many assists with the team. Still, Moulson deferred credit to the team effort and to goaltender Ryan Miller for the Sabres victory.

“Everybody pulled it together and found a way to win tonight. [Miller] kept us in it as usual, he played great through the first couple periods to keep us in it.”


Despite getting outshot by the Kings 45-17, the Sabres still created enough opportunities to stay in the game until the end. The 28-shot deficit was the largest the Sabres have faced in a game this season. The previous highest difference was 24 in a 2-1 win over Florida on October 25. Head coach Ron Rolston credited the success to the team’s perseverance after the first period, in which Buffalo was outshot 15-4.

“That was key, getting out of the first 1-0, and still being in that game. After that second period I think guys knew that we were hanging in it and had an opportunity to win. You could tell [Miller] was on right from the beginning, so he had a lot of confidence.”


Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret was the recipient of an unexpected seating upgrade for tonight’s game. Due to an unexpected elevator malfunction, Jeanneret sat in between the benches with Rob Ray. The team even furnished the 71-year-old Jeanneret with a white helmet for the game, with the initials “RJ” across the front.

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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