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  • Jackets top Sabres to inch closer to Metro summit

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nick Foligno, as captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, says that every game matters. Soon, when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin, he won't have to remind his teammates of that. But right now, with six games left in the regular season, Foligno wants his team to think big even..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Gionta paces Sabres in 1,000th game

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brian Gionta celebrated his 1,000th career NHL game in style. After being honored in a pregame ceremony, the Sabres captain went out and scored the game-winning goal in Buffalo's 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. "It was an emotional night," Gionta..." March 27

  • Eichel scores twice as Sabres stop Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres played the spoiler role to perfection Saturday night. With thousands of Toronto fans invading KeyBank Center, Jack Eichel and the Sabres skated away with a 5-2 victory over their border rivals. The victory snapped a three-game winning streak by the..." March 25

  • Ryan O’Reilly comments on Sidney Crosby spearing incident: ‘It happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has made some headlines this week for a couple of stick infractions that were overlooked by the on-ice officials during his games. They were not overlooked by everybody else. On Thursday, he caught Marc Methot with a slash to the hand that ended up..." March 25

  • After setbacks, William Carrier ready to return to Sabres lineup

    Buffalo News "William Carrier was his own worst enemy. The 22-year-old forward was experiencing pain in his knee. But he kept playing until it was so bad, he had to sit out. It was only supposed to be a few days, but it turned into a longer stint on the injury list. Then he tried to come back early,..." March 24

  • Sabres' Lehner: Ristolainen doesn't get 3 games if he played for Penguins "Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner didn't mince any words when asked about his teammate Rasmus Ristolainen and the three-game suspension he was dealt on Thursday. "People might not agree with me and that's fine but reverse jerseys and it's not three games," Lehner said after practice Friday..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Ristolainen suspended for three games

    Buffalo News "Rasmus Ristolainen was given a three-game suspension, announced by NHL Player Safety for his hit on on Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel in Tuesday's game in KeyBank Center. The NHL Player Safety Twitter account said a video explanation will be released later on Thursday. Ristolainen spoke..." March 23

  • 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

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