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Buffalo News Apr 12, 2014

Sabres lose five players and game; Hackett carried off on stretcher

BOSTON — The Sabres’ record-setting injury problems in goal had reached a laughable state at the start of Saturday’s game. When Buffalo athletic trainer Tim Macre called for a stretcher to get Matt Hackett off the ice, the situation wasn’t funny anymore.The goaltender suffered what appeared to be a major leg injury with 11:35 left in a 4-1 loss to Boston. The Bruins’ Torey Krug, skating toward the net at full speed, tripped over Buffalo defenseman Jamie McBain and flew into Hackett’s right leg.“For a second I thought he was OK, and then he started screaming,” Krug said. “You...
Buffalo News Apr 9, 2014

Hackett’s rise to NHL starter caps ‘weird year’

It’s Matt Hackett or Bust in goal the rest of the way for the Buffalo Sabres.From top prospect to struggling backup in Rochester to the No. 1 man in the NHL, it’s been one weird season for the 24-year-old Hackett.But with Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth and now Nathan Lieuwen all injured, coach Ted Nolan said Wednesday Hackett is going to get the call in the Sabres’ final three games of the season.And Hackett was pumped to know he gets the start tonight in fabled Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.“That’s gonna be pretty cool,” Hackett said after Wednesday’s...

Hackett starts as the injuries continue to pile up

by Amy Moritz DETROIT -- Ted Nolan confirmed that Matt Hackett will get the start in goal tonight when the Sabres play the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena....
Buffalo News Mar 26, 2014

Hackett earns an encore start tonight for Sabres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If there’s one thing Matt Hackett proved during his first two games with the Sabres, it’s that he deserves a third. He’ll get it tonight.Coach Ted Nolan is going back to Hackett against Nashville after the goaltender shined during a win over Edmonton and a 2-0 loss to Montreal on Tuesday.“Hackett definitely earned it,” Nolan said Wednesday in Bridgestone Arena. “That’s one thing about now, it’s audition time. When you audition and you do a couple good things in the auditions, you should get another one.“He played well the last two games, particularly the...
Die By The Blade Mar 21, 2014

Sabres at Oilers recap: Conacher scores first two goals as a Sabre, Buffalo wins 3-1

The Sabres snapped their seven game losing streak thanks to two new faces - Cory Conacher and Matt Hackett. The Buffalo Sabres were in danger of setting a franchise record last night with their eighth straight loss, but Cory Conacher and Matt Hackett had other ideas. Taking advantage of one of the worst defenses in the league, Conacher scored twice on two pretty tip-ins, while Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis combined for a beauty of a goal themselves as Hackett made 35 saves - including 14 on the power play - to secure Buffalo's first win since March 6th. One game after recording just 14...
Die By The Blade Mar 21, 2014

Sabres Links: Conacher scores two, Hackett wins debut, Kane out three weeks

Cory Conacher made his presence known last night, while Matt Hackett stopped all but one shot in his Sabres debut. Things may have looked good, but it was the battle of the league's two worst teams. Sabres Links Cory Conacher scores his first two goals as a Sabre in their 3-1 win over Edmonton [Sabres.com] Hamilton: Matt Hackett wins his first Sabres start [WGR 550] Ted Nolan's benching of Ville Leino another sign that the Sabres won't bring him back [Buffalo Hockey Talk] Conacher wore John Scott's helmet in the penalty box, and it was quite the sight [Twitter] Prospect Report: JT Compher...

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