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NEW YORK / TORONTO (January 7, 2014) -- Tonight's game between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes at First Niagara Center, NHL Game No. 647, has been postponed due to the hazardous weather conditions in the Buffalo area.
A make-up date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed.
Bob McKenzie of TSN was on NHL Live today and talked WJC, Roberto Luongo update and Team Canada and the latest on the GM search for the Buffalo Sabres.
Here is the video explanation...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon for a hit on New Jersey Devils center Dainius Zubrus on Saturday night at First Niagara Center.
Myers received a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head of Zubrus at 7:02 of the third period. Zubrus remained in the game.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers could face a suspension or fine for his hit to the head of Devils left wing Dainius Zubrus in tonight’s game at First Niagara Center.
The NHL’s Department is in the process of taking a closer look at the hit tonight and we should hear something Sunday about whether Myers will have a hearing. The Sabres don’t play again until Tuesday, so there is no need to rush to make a ruling.
Myers received a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head on the hit, which came 7:02 into the third period of the Sabres’ 2-1 win. Myers appears to make contact with Zubrus’ head with his upper arm.
Devils coach Pete DeBoer thought it was worth of a five-minute major. Zubrus, who said he was “OK” after game, said, “I haven’t seen the replay, so, honestly, I can’t comment much.”
continued and watch the hit below...
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
The Sabres are 5-2-2 in their last nine games, which qualifies as a torrid run during 2013. Buffalo has won just 32 of 87 games this year, going 32-45-10 with an 11-24-4 record this season.
Though they remain in last place in the NHL, they’re no longer acting like a bottom-dwelling club. They’re smiling and having a good time, which is a night-and-day departure from the brooding that went on when the primary goal was the No. 1 draft pick.
“Even with the position we’re in right now, it seems to be quite a positive room,” Myers said. “The direction we’re headed is one I think everyone is excited about.
“It’s a completely different feel in the room. I don’t think we’ve had this feeling in the room for quite some time now, not even just looking at this year but last year was a tough year as well. The atmosphere right now within the group, all the guys are pretty happy about it.”
So many changes happened at once, including the recall of veterans to replace unprepared teenagers, that it’s tough to say what had the biggest impact. The safe money is on Nolan.
And of course, the fight starts when Marcus Foligno goes after Wilson.
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 2 minutes, instigator
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 5 minutes, fighting
13:49 Washington Tom Wilson: 5 minutes, fighting
13:49 Buffalo Marcus Foligno: 10 minutes, misconduct
John Scott scored his 2nd career NHL goal tonight. His first was in the 2009-10 season when he was a member of the Minnesota Wild.
"Definitely, I think there is, "I don't know what they think of me. I love playing for Teddy.
"Like I said before, the organization has treated myself and my family incredibly well. The people of Buffalo are great fans and it has been a lot of fun growing with these guys. From where we were to where we want to be is obviously a process, but I think we've made some huge strides."
-Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres when asked if there was a chance with him re-signing with the Sabres. More from Tim Wharnsby of CBC including a list of the TOP UFAs for 2014...
Stafford received five for elbowing and a game misconduct.
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