National Hockey League Hockey Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Reinhart clearing things up after seemingly calling out goaltenders

Reinhart clearing things up after seemingly calling out goaltenders
Published On: Sat, Feb 09
Mar 26, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) makes a save on Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart (23) during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Instead of looking ahead to a Saturday matinee against the Detroit Red Wings, the Buffalo Sabres spent Friday afternoon cleaning up the aftermath from a 6-5 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sam Reinhart and Phil Housley each arrived for practice knowing reporters would ask them to clarify their postgame comments from Thursday, when Reinhart seemed to blame goaltending for the team's struggles and Housley, in response to a Buffalo News reporter asking if the defensemen were good enough, said: "That's Jason's job," referring to General Manager Jason Botterill.

Reinhart and Housley backtracked on those remarks Friday. First, following a 30-minute practice in HarborCenter, Reinhart said he misspoke at the beginning of his postgame interview and texted both goalies a€“ Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton a€“ to apologize.

Then, Housley addressed the elephant in the room before a reporter could even ask a question.

"For the record, I misunderstood a question yesterday," Housley said. "I took it as if there were any players coming up from Rochester and thata€™s Jasona€™s job. ... Jason and I talk on a day-to-day basis about our team, but I have total faith in our D core that they can get the job done. Theya€™ve proven it in the past. Theya€™ve put us in this position, and wea€™re going to correct the mistakes."

The scene inside the home dressing room was unusual Thursday night. Jack Eichel, whose failure to hit the net led to the eventual game-winning breakaway goal, was fuming and shouldered the blame. Evan Rodrigues, typically chipper no matter the result, was irritated.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

As trade rumors swirl, Wayne Simmonds enjoying what may be his final days with Flyers
Published On: Tue, Feb 19
With the Flyers surging, right winger Wayne Simmonds is having too much fun to be concerned about the swirling rumors that he will be dealt before the Feb. 25 trade deadline.a€œIta€...
Philadelphia Flyers Recall, Activate Brian Elliott
Published On: Tue, Feb 19
The Philadelphia Flyers have sometimes been in need of healthy goaltenders this season. Not currently however, as they now have four on the active roster. The team todayA recalledA ...
Dustin Byfuglien out with a lower-body injury
Published On: Tue, Feb 19
Dustin ByfuglienA is injured again and there is no timetable for his return. He is considered week-to-week.Bad news on #NHLJets D Dustin Byfuglien. He has a new injury, lower-body, ...
Ryan Miller passes John Vanbiesbrouck for most wins by U.S.-born goaltender
Published On: Mon, Feb 18
Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.Miller, who missed 24 games due to a k...
Sabres winger being evaluated, but did not suffer concussion in fight
Published On: Mon, Feb 18
Sabres wingerA Kyle Okposo is being further evaluated for an injury he suffered in a fight against the Rangers Friday night, Buffalo coachA Phil HousleyA said Monday.The 30-year-old...
Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline
Published On: Mon, Feb 18
No, those aren't boos a€” those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question ...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts