roy_derek_0809headWell, the Boston Bruins’ next opponent, the Buffalo Sabres, answered their head coaches’ calls for a better performance throughout the line-up in a 4-1 win at Toronto last night, as Mike Harrington describes in the Buffalo News. Derek Roy and Jason Pominville, two of the forwards Ruff was calling out over the last week, responded particularly well.

Harrington also gets Jochen Hecht’s take on his partial benching last night. Hecht didn’t play until late in the first period.

MK: Is this the turnaround of the Sabres or just a blip on their toward sinking? A date with the first-place Sabres could answer that question tomorrow.