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Sabres take a snow day from the ice; FNC box office and Sabres Store closed

A smiling Ted Nolan said after last night's win over San Jose that the Sabres were "taking a snow day" today.  So there's no practice, but it's simply a CBA-mandated day off with the next game not until Friday when the New York Rangers come to town.

The Sabres have announced the First Niagara Center box office and Sabres Store are closed today due to the weather. The team has also postponed its annual Alumni Wine Festival, which was scheduled for Thursday, and will hold it at a later date.

On the ice, the team has actually won two straight games and had erupted for 13 goals in its last three outings.

With captain Brian Gionta collecting his first two goals as a Sabres and adding a nifty assist to Brian Flynn, the Sabres continued their mastery over the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 win last night. 

Eight in a row over San Jose overall, including two wins last year and two more this year when the Sabres have been mostly terrible. And a 16-1 home record against them all-time. That's plain crazy.

In Amy Moritz's Sabres notebook, the Sharks are understandably mystified by the streak, and there's updates on Sam Reinhart, Justin Bailey and old friend John Scott.

With early newspaper deadlines forced by the storm, no time to collect your thoughts for your final-edition story. So be sure to check out my post here with some end-of-the-night fodder.

As for the Sharks, coach Todd McLellan used the word "dumb" to describe his team's play in this report in the San Jose Mercury News.  And he said it multiple times too!

Click below to see the highlights of last night's win

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