Sabres center Michael Ryan will miss a few weeks because of a groin injury, and coach Lindy Ruff is concerned about several others who missed practice Friday.
Thomas Vanek scored his second consecutive game-winner, capping a two-goal third period in Buffalo's 3-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
No matter how skilled a player is, if he doesn't work hard, he's nowhere on this Sabres team. That is a lesson Thomas Vanek had to learn the hard way in Buffalo.
Daniel Briere netted his second career hat trick, and Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist each to give the Buffalo Sabres a 7-1 victory over the slumping Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Paul Gaustad and Thomas Vanek scored two of the Buffalo Sabres' season-high seven goals during the second period en route to a comfortable 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.