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The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ron Rolston and hired former coach Ted Nolan to replace him.
The Sabres are off to a 4-15-1 start, the worst in franchise history. Buffalo edged Los Angeles 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night to avoid tying the worst home start in NHL history.
Lindy Ruff had one stipulation when he agreed to meet with the Dallas Stars about their coaching vacancy.
After the Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff in February, they planned on an extensive offseason coaching search.
The Buffalo Sabres hired Ron Rolston as head coach after he served the interim position following the firing of Lindy Ruff in February.
The 35-year-old is the Caps' Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee, as selected by the Washington chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The Masterton Trophy is awarded to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey."
The teams announced about four hours before their night games were scheduled to start that they were scratched.
Security has been tightened at the TD Garden, where the Boston Bruins were scheduled to play the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night in the first major sporting event in the city since the marathon bombings.
Amid a 48-game season in which perhaps only three to five teams are out of playoff contention, Wednesday might not be as active a trading environment. It also doesn't help that a few big names are already gone.
The Washington Capitals build a two-goal lead in the kind of fashion that usually leads to two points, scoring twice on the power play in the third period. Coach Adam Oates knew his team put itself in a “great position,” but in coughing up the lead and losing 5-4 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night, the Caps made their climb that much more difficult.
Alex Ovechkin scored once in regulation and again in a shootout to help the Washington Capitals rally for a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Losing to the Islanders is one thing. It would be unacceptable for the Caps not to pick up points this weekend at the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers.
Several elements of the Caps' game will get some fine-tuning Thursday and Friday, including the NHL's No. 1-ranked power play. That unit went 0-for-3 in the loss to the Islanders.
John Erskine hopes to play by the weekend. Tomas Kundratek could be close to returning. Soon the Washington Capitals could have just about a healthy blue line again, which could require some roster juggling.
Ron Rolston has little time to worry that his job title with the Buffalo Sabres is no different than his current place of residence: They're both temporary.