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Hockey really is fun in other places

OK, so you're probably in a bad mood. The Sabres are still a trainwreck and Darcy Regier told John Vogl in an exclusive interview after Friday's loss in Carolina that no shakeup is imminent with this team. Maybe you have Time Warner and can't even see the games (right now at least, maybe that's not a bad thing). Your only hope is that the state attorney general really can have some pull.

Hockey is no fun right now so we'll give you a little levity. No Sabres news for a while as the team won't skate this morning and won't even meet in First Niagara Center until 11 a.m.

So let's take it back for a second to Thursday night. Did you catch the World Junior gold medal game in Calgary between Sweden and Russia?

The Swedes had a 58-17 advantage in shots on goal but it took an overtime tally by Mika Zibanejad to finally give them a 1-0 victory. It was the Swedes' first title since 1981 and it set off a wild celebration on the ice -- and on the Swedish television broadcast.

Take a look at the call of the Golden Goal and the aftermath. Hysterical. (More Sabres news later).

---Mike Harrington


World Junior Championships
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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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