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  • Sabres’ Ristolainen to have hearing for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen has a disciplinary hearing Thursday afternoon with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. Ristolainen was issued a major penalty and game misconduct for interference at 8:46 of the first period of..." March 22

  • Crosby helps Penguins nail down playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Another highlight-reel goal for Sidney Crosby, another trip to the playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby opened the scoring on a spectacular effort, and Nick Bonino scored the game-winner with 5:29 remaining to lead the Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Sabres' Ennis needs to make most of his minutes

    Buffalo News "Tyler Ennis knows what kind of player he can be. He also knows who the Sabres have asked him to be. Usually, that’s not the same guy. Right now, however, everyone sees an identical player. It’s up to Ennis to keep it that way. After long nights on the fourth line, Ennis is back up top for..." March 20

  • Lehner, Sabres squeeze past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- As the power play goes, so go the Buffalo Sabres. It has been that way all season and it was that way again Monday night. Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson scored power-play goals in the second period and that was enough to give the Sabres a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red..." March 20

  • O'Reilly: Sabres can't just decide to win Cup one year

    Buffalo News "With 10 games left in the season, the Buffalo Sabres have to collect 11 points just to match their 81-point total from last season. That's not what you would call progress by any measure and, fair or not, it's got the focus turning harshly on coach Dan Bylsma. The thought of a coaching change..." March 19

  • Sabres slip past Ducks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Buffalo Sabres ended a frustrating trip to California by beating one of the Western Conference's contenders. Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th shootout round to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center. Ryan O'Reilly..." March 18

  • Quick, Kings shut out Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla has been with the Los Angeles Kings for just 2 1/2 weeks, but long enough to see they don't squeeze their sticks any tighter late in close games. Iginla played a big role down the stretch of a close game Thursday night, breaking a scoreless tie early in the third..." March 17

  • 2018 NHL Winter Classic likely to be held at Citi Field with Rangers vs. Sabres

    Newsday "The Winter Classic likely will make its New York debut on New Year’s Day 2018, with an outdoor game at Citi Field in Queens between the Rangers and Sabres close to being finalized, two sources confirmed to Newsday. The signature outdoor event for the NHL has been held all around the Eastern..." March 16

  • Pavelski scores twice in Sharks' win vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski knows the playoffs are coming, and he is heating up just in time. The San Jose captain continued his late-season goal surge while leading the Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Pavelski scored twice to take the team lead with..." March 15

  • Decision Down To Buffalo Or Dallas For Gavin Bayreuther

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, one of the top college free agents has whittled his list down to two. Gavin Bayreuther of St. Lawrence University will decide between Buffalo and Dallas either tonight or tomorrow. The young Bayreuther was listed first by our own Brian La Rose in our look at the..." March 14

  • Sabres erase three-goal deficit in 5-3 win over Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres followed one of their worst periods of the season with one of their best, leading to an unlikely comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. The Sabres overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first period, scoring three goals in the second before..." March 11

  • Jenner's goal lifts Blue Jackets past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Boone Jenner was the right man at the right place and right time for the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night. He scored the game-winning goal with 5:07 remaining in regulation to lift the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. A faceoff..." March 10

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Gudas powers Flyers past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Philadelphia Flyers are finding their scoring touch at just the right time as they inch closer to a wild-card spot. The Flyers (31-26-8) tied a season high with six goals on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Radko Gudas had a goal..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • More injury concerns for Buffalo as Kulikov leaves game vs. Bolts

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres were already without Kyle Okposo for tonight’s game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now there is more injury concern for the Sabres. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov did not come out for the second period, with the team later stating that he is done for the night with an upper-body..." March 05

  • Penguins rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury had not played at home since Feb. 16, and the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender was thrilled when the fans at PPG Paints Arena gave him a warm ovation when he led his team onto the ice for the second period Sunday to relieve starter Matt Murray. "To see the..." March 05

  • Sabres' Okposo week to week with rib injury

    CBS Sports "Okposo (ribs) is considered week-to-week. Okposo has already been ruled out of Sabres' next two contests, but this news suggests he could be on the shelf long term. The 28-year-old winger's injury couldn't come at a worse time for Buffalo and fantasy owners alike, as the Sabres' will now be..." March 04

  • Dan Bylsma on what it’s like to coach Sidney Crosby

    Sportsnet "Dan Bylsma grew up in Michigan, played NCAA hockey at Bowling Green and couldn’t believe it when his first NHL coaching gig had him standing behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. He’s still wrapping his head around being the guy in the suit calling the shots. Having worked his way up through..." March 04

  • Forsberg's OT goal caps Predators' rally at Buffalo

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nashville's Filip Forsberg continues to make his case as one of the best young players in the NHL. That may even be an understatement. "He's the best player in the league right now the way he's playing," defenseman P.K. Subban said. Forsberg scored the tying goal with..." February 28

  • Rangers, Sabres exchange AHLers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just hours after acquiring Brendan Smith from Detroit, the Rangers made another deal — albeit a far smaller one. New York has sent minor-league defenseman Mat Bodie to Buffalo in exchange for forward Daniel Catenacci, the club announced. Of the two, Catenacci has the more distinguished..." February 28

  • Coyotes' Vrbata leaves it late vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- While teammates keep getting traded all around him, Arizona Coyotes right winger Radim Vrbata just keeps rolling. Vrbata ripped a slap shot through a screen with 18.9 seconds left in regulation as Arizona rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on..." February 27

  • Landeskog leads Avalanche past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche are reduced to spoilers this season. They played the role well Saturday night to deliver a tough blow to a Buffalo team trying to claw its way into a playoff spot. Gabriel Landeskog had two goals and an assist, and the Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on..." February 26

  • Girgensons says bye to injury

    Buffalo News "The bye week came in very handy for Zemgus Girgensons. The Sabres center would have probably missed a couple more games had the team continued playing this week. But with the team off, he kept skating on his own with development coach Dennis Miller and practiced fully here Friday. He will be in..." February 25

  • Kane sets scoring mark as Blackhawks top Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Patrick Kane enjoyed another successful homecoming on Sunday night and reached yet another milestone in the process. The Buffalo product had a goal and an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Kane reached 20 goals on the season,..." February 19

  • Sabres snap Blues' 6-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner's pleas have been heard by the Buffalo Sabres, who find themselves in the thick of the wild-card race following a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Lehner made 37 saves and Evander Kane had a goal and an assist as the Sabres (26-23-10) have won..." February 18

  • Ducks could be perfect trade partner in an Evander Kane deal

    Fanrag Sports "Since he scored his first goal of the season in early December, few players have been as hot as Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. He’s had 18 goals in that time, just two goals shy of the 20 he scored last season. The only thing hotter than Kane’s scoring touch might be the rumors surrounding..." February 15

  • Lehner leads Sabres over Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The curse of Robin Lehner continues to haunt the Ottawa Senators. The Buffalo Sabres goalie remained undefeated in regulation time against his former team with a 39-save, 3-2 victory on Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre. Lehner is 4-0-2 against the Senators since they..." February 14

  • Sabres' Lehner said he would never call out a teammate

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "Robin Lehner is one of those athletes that’s honest in his answers. After a tough 4-2 loss to Vancouver on Sunday, Lehner was very angry as he spoke on our postgame show. He talked about how players try to get fancy instead of making the easy play. He talked about how after one win, they act like..." February 14

  • Chaput's two goals carry Canucks past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alexandre Burrows gave the Vancouver Canucks the spark they were looking for on Sunday night. Burrows started a skirmish in the first period and later scored the game-winner in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. "We came out on top and that's the most important thing,"..." February 12

  • Sabres' Franson out 2-3 weeks with bone bruise

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Saturday morning report from Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald, the Buffalo Sabres will be without defenseman Cody Franson for the next several weeks as he continues to battle a bone bruise. To be exact, Franson is now expected to miss at least the next two-to-three weeks after..." February 12

  • Kane's two goals power Sabres past Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Buffalo Sabres started fast and tried to keep it going when they took the early lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, learning a lesson from the past. They kept pushing to score again and emerged from the first period with a 3-0 lead, with Evander Kane..." February 11

  • Perry scores two as Ducks drop Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Corey Perry was back in peak form Thursday night, and that was good news for the Anaheim Ducks. Perry had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The goals were just the 10th and 11th of the season for the forward, who is in the midst..." February 09

  • Sabres rally for 5-4 win over Sharks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres were booed off the ice after two periods Tuesday night. They responded with an unlikely and improbable comeback win against one of the league's very best. Evander Kane scored 1:05 into overtime to lead the Sabres to a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks...." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sabres claim Grant off waivers from Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "What’s old is new again in Buffalo. Derek Grant, who the Sabres lost on waivers to Nashville last month, is back in the fold — on Monday, the Sabres claimed him back from the Preds. The 26-year-old appeared in six games during his brief spell in Nashville, registering a single assist. His..." February 06

  • Sabres extend Falk — one year, $650,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo has re-upped with depth defenseman Justin Falk. Falk, who’s appeared in 35 games this season, has signed a one-year extension worth $650,000, the club announced. The 28-year-old has averaged 13:11 TOI through those 35 games, while chipping in with three assists. A veteran of over 200..." February 06

  • Devils end home skid with win over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Adam Henrique got some puck luck on his birthday, and his club won for the first time in a month on home ice as the New Jersey Devils skated to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Monday night at the Prudential Center. The Devils (23-21-10) snapped a seven-game losing..." February 06

  • Sabres' Lehner savors shutout against former team

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner picked up his first shutout of the season and it came against his former team. Lehner made 37 saves to lead the Sabres to a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. It was the fourth career shutout for the 25-year-old, whom the Sabres acquired..." February 04

  • Lundqvist, Kreider lift Rangers to OT victory

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers knew how to respond after one of their most disappointing outings of the season. Lundqvist made 36 saves and Chris Kreider scored 3:56 into overtime to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Pacioretty's hat trick spells victory for Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The first two months, Max Pacioretty looked like a shadow of his goal-scoring self. Since December, he's looked liked the sniper the Montreal Canadiens have always been able to count on. Pacioretty scored his second hat trick of the season and sixth of his career on Tuesday night to..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

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