Sabres Rumors & News

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Bogosian's OT goal sends Sabres past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Carey Price flashed the glove late in the third period to send the game to overtime. Robin Lehner countered with a remarkable glove save of his own in the extra frame to help propel his team to victory. Eighteen seconds after Lehner robbed Alex Galchenyuk from the slot, the..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Okposo caps Sabres comeback vs. Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan O'Reilly has been wanting to contribute more as the Buffalo Sabres search for a level of consistency. He more than delivered on Friday night. O'Reilly scored the tying goal with 4:09 left in regulation and set up Kyle Okposo's game-winner in overtime, leading the Sabres..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Lehner defends in-game wave, questions broadcast's portrayal

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Before Robin Lehner threw a fit after getting yanked from Tuesday’s 4-3 loss in Toronto, the fiery Sabres goalie skated to bench during a break and waved to a child whose mother was sitting in the first row and face-timing with her son at home. Not long after that, Lehner was back at the bench..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Leafs edge Sabres for third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- James van Riemsdyk and his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates are well of aware of the offensive depth in their lineup. Despite falling behind 2-0 after one period on Tuesday night, the Maple Leafs knew they were capable of salvaging a victory against the Buffalo Sabres. Van..." January 17

  • Eichel pots two as Sabres beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tyler Ennis' return to the ice could not have gone any better for the Buffalo Sabres. Playing for the first time since Nov. 7, the speedy center scored 19 seconds into Monday's game to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Ennis missed the previous two months..." January 16

  • Skinner scores 2 as 'Canes defeat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A few glitches aren't enough to distract the Carolina Hurricanes these days. They keep finding ways to navigate through rough patches, particularly on home ice. Jeff Skinner scored two goals in a 55-second span as the Hurricanes overcame an inconsistent beginning to..." January 13

  • Lightning end skid with win over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop was back for the first time in three weeks, and the goalie's healthy return helped the Tampa Bay Lightning end a four-game losing streak, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. "It was nice to get the competitive juices flowing," said..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Reinhart, Sabres overpower reeling Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sam Reinhart and the Buffalo Sabres are finding their scoring touch. Reinhart had a goal and two assists to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. With three goals in the second period, it was the second game in a row that the..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Sabres rally past Jets, 4-3

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally got the big finish -- and victory -- that they've been searching for. Buffalo scored three unanswered goals in the third period on its way to a 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. It was a critical victory for the Sabres (15-15-9),..." January 07

  • Sabres rally past Jets in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally got the big finish -- and victory -- that they've been searching for. Buffalo scored three unanswered goals in the third period on its way to a 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. It was a critical victory for the Sabres (15-15-9),..." January 07

  • Kane's OT goal lifts Blackhawks over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane grew up cheering for his hometown Buffalo Sabres. Now that the Chicago Blackhawks sign Kane's checks, his allegiances have changed. Kane flashed a wide smile after scoring 56 seconds into overtime to lift Chicago to a 4-3 comeback win over Buffalo on Thursday..." January 06

  • Ryan O'Reilly back from appendectomy...already

    HockeyBuzz "Ryan O'Reilly was complaining of stomach illness on Christmas Eve morning. After it persisted throughout the day he consulted with his doctor later that night and a few hours later he was under the knife for an emergency appendectomy on Christmas Day. The original time-frame for O'Reilly's return..." January 05

  • Inspired Sabres breeze past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jack Eichel was so upset after the Buffalo Sabres' loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday that he stormed out of the locker room without addressing the media. The next day, he insisted the Sabres' season wasn't over and that they could still play better. On Tuesday night, Eichel..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Sabres have untapped well of potential in AHL

    Fanrag Sports "After the Buffalo Sabres lost consecutive games in a home-and-home series against the Boston Bruins, Jack Eichel reportedly let loose a tirade, exorcising his frustration in a locker room blowup. The Sabres had the opportunity to close the gap on third place in the division, and instead find..." January 03

  • Sabres' Larsson out 'weeks' with dislocated wrist

    Buffalo News "What's another Sabres game without some injuries? There were two more in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins and one looks like it will be major. Center Johan Larsson suffered what coach Dan Bylsma termed a dislocated left wrist in the first period as he was crushed into the corner boards..." January 01

  • Should Carrier be suspended for hit to head of Backes?

    Sportsnet "It didn’t take long for things to get heated between the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins Thursday night. With around five minutes left in the first period, Bruins forward David Backes was on the receiving end of a high hit from Sabres winger William Carrier. Backes was visibly shaken, and..." December 30

  • Spooner's late goal pushes Bruins over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Boston Bruins had another slow start out of the gates Thursday night, but were able to overcome it. Ryan Spooner scored the game-winner with 3:53 remaining and added an empty-net goal with 51.5 seconds remaining to lead the Bruins to a 4-2 comeback victory over the..." December 29

  • Lehner, Sabres hold off Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Sabres goalie Robin Lehner faced 43 shots Tuesday night, but it was his own teammate who almost knocked him out of Buffalo's 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings. With the Sabres trying to hold onto a one-goal lead in the third period, Zach Bogosian accidentally high-sticked Lehner..." December 27

  • Ryan O'Reilly out indefinitely after appendectomy

    NHL.com "Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly will be out for at least two weeks after having an appendectomy during the three-day Christmas break. O'Reilly, 25, has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 27 games this season. He missed six games in November with an oblique injury. " December 27

  • Islanders, Greiss nearly shut out Sabres in win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 10,000 fans entering Barclays Center on Friday night received a giveaway -- a bobblehead doll of Long Island-raised actor Ralph Macchio wearing a New York Islanders jersey and striking his character's wounded one-legged pose at the end of "The Karate Kid" -- that served as an..." December 23

  • Ward, Hurricanes prevail over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The extra time off certainly seemed to help the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Three players scored and Cam Ward made 22 saves to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The win came after the Hurricanes had an unexpected four-day break to open the..." December 22

  • First Predators draft pick David Legwand retires

    Tennessean "David Legwand, the Predators' first draft pick and holder of many franchise records, announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Nashville selected the forward at No. 2 in the 1998 draft, and he played nearly 1,000 games with the Predators over 14-plus seasons. His 956 career games, 210..." December 22

  • Jagr, Luongo reach miletstones as Panthers top Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- If you ask Florida Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe, there were a lot of fortunate observers inside the BB&T Center on Tuesday night. They saw Jaromir Jagr, who had three assists, and Roberto Luongo, who got the win, reach impressive career milestones, leading the Florida..." December 20

  • Eichel seemingly OK after scary fall, Sabres edge Isles in OT

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things can change when it comes to potential injuries, but at the moment, the Buffalo Sabres’ biggest “win” of Friday is that it seems like Jack Eichel is OK. They also gained the no-quotation-marks-needed win tonight, edging the New York Islanders 3-2 in overtime. Former Islanders made a..." December 17

  • Stempniak, Aho lift Hurricanes past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The shootout formula hasn't been good for the Carolina Hurricanes in recent seasons. They made a quick fix this time, with Lee Stempniak and Sebastian Aho converting in the shootout to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night at PNC Arena. This came a night..." December 17

  • Ristolainen's goal gives Sabres win over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rasmus Ristolainen doesn't just like the extra pressure of an overtime session -- he revels in it. Ristolainen scored 42 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. At just 22 years old, he became the fourth..." December 16

  • Sabres conquer Kings with four-goal outburst

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres found their scoring touch at the right time, and the Los Angeles Kings lost their composure once again at the wrong time. The offensively challenged Sabres exploded for four goals in a span of 6:13 on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Kings on Tuesday..." December 13

  • Kulikov returns to increasingly healthy Sabres lineup

    Pro Hockey Talk "No one’s going to confuse Dmitry Kulikov with Jack Eichel, but the Buffalo Sabres are likely happy to have him back after a long absence, too. The Sabres have been on an upward trend lately (5-2-2 in their last nine games), and now they get a key defenseman back against the Washington Capitals..." December 10

  • Grubauer propels Capitals past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Washington Capitals continue to have the Buffalo Sabres' number. Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves and four different players scored to lead the Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Sabres on Friday night. It was Washington's third win over the Sabres in the past two weeks...." December 09

  • Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "It was like something out of The Godfather. Just as I was all alone in my dark hotel room, the phone rang. Brrrrrring. I had just arrived in Nashville for the 2016 All-Star Game. After I landed, I went out with a few of the guys. We hung out on Broadway at the honky-tonk bars and had a..." December 07

  • Ristolainen's OT goal helps Sabres squeak past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After countless broken sticks, the Buffalo Sabres harped on Rasmus Ristolainen to get back to using his booming shot. On Tuesday, the defenseman delivered the goods. Ristolainen scored 57 seconds into overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Johansson powers Capitals to OT win vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The skidding Washington Capitals were just over six minutes away from skidding a bit more Monday night. Then Marcus Johansson found the back of the net twice, turning those frowns upside down. Johansson scored in overtime to cap a two-goal performance as the Washington Capitals..." December 05

  • Sabres’ Josh Gorges has fractured bone in foot, out for weeks

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Josh Gorges has a non-displaced fracture in his foot and is expected to miss weeks, according to head coach Dan Bylsma. The blue-liner blocked a shot against the New York Rangers on Thursday and hasn’t played since. The 32-year-old stay-at-home defenceman has one..." December 04

  • With Gorges injured, Sabres call up Brendan Guhle from WHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday evening that they have called up defenseman Brendan Guhle from the Prince George Cougars of the WHL on an emergency basis. Guhle, a second-round pick (No. 51 overall) by the Sabres in 2015, had impressed in Sabres training camp the past two years but just..." December 03

  • Bruins beat Sabres, run streak to 3-0-1

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tuukka Rask continues to get it done between the pipes for the Boston Bruins. Rask made a season-high 35 saves on Saturday afternoon to lead the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. "He's playing much better," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. "He's made..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jack Eichel received a hero's welcome in his first home game of the season. He certainly lived up to the hype. The superstar sophomore scored twice in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Eichel was playing..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Sens in return

    The Sports Xchange "By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange OTTAWA -- Before heading to the rink for the last 21 games, Buffalo Sabres winger Sam Reinhart has known where to find his roommate. "He's usually parked right on the couch," said Reinhart. "It's definitely nicer having him in the (locker)..." November 29