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Pens' captain supports mates

Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was a scratch for Saturday's game as he nurses a slight groin tweak but he still took the short afternoon flight with his teammates and even met the media between periods, discussing his role as the team's new captain.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik, the East Amherst product, was marveling about Crosby before the game.

"Mark Recchi (a scratch) asked Sid today, 'What are you doing tonight for dinner?' " Orpik said. "So Sid said, 'You're not going to Buffalo?' He said, 'Of course I'm not going to Buffalo. I'm not playing.' Sid said, 'It's Saturday night. I've got nothing better to do.'

"He literally lives and dies hockey 24 hours a day,'' Orpik said. "He's really something to watch.''

---Mike Harrington

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

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