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Current Sabres stay punchless but Vanek breaks out

By Mike Harrington

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Sabres will be practicing today in suburban Edmonton at 1:30 p.m. Buffalo time (11:30 Mountain), so your daily updates will be a little later than normal.

Last night's 3-1 loss at Calgary was their seventh straight -- all in regulation. The Sabres have not gone pointless in eight straight games in their 44-year history. If they lose Thursday at Edmonton, this bunch will have reached that dubious accomplishment. Last overall is pretty much clinched, with a 13-point deficit to the Oilers. No reason not to get a win or two just for the heck of it, right?

The Sabres have six goals in the seven games, an absurdly futile offense that has no goals from anyone not named Drew Stafford or Tyler Ennis. So do you want to see some offense? Then check out below as old friend Thomas Vanek scored the hat trick last night for Montreal, his first three with the Habs.

 

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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.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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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.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


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.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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