As the Sabres wrapped up their morning skate Tuesday prior to a 3-1 victory in Montreal, a group of four players headed to the faceoff dot to work on draws with assistant coach Kevyn Adams. Among them was Jason Pominville, a right winger who is steadily gaining more time in the circle.

Pominville has stepped to the dot in place of linemate Luke Adam on several occasions this season, and the captain has also become the Sabres' leader in power-play faceoffs. That's why when practice ends, Pominville meets up with Buffalo's centers for extra work.

"[Paul Gaustad] is a good faceoff guy and Kevyn was a good faceoff guy when he played," Pominville said in Bell Centre. "He talks about it a lot, and we've taken a lot of pride as a team to be better."