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  • 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

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Sharp, Stars stave off Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars needed to head into the NHL All-Star break on a positive note. That mission was accomplished. Patrick Sharp scored two goals, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 shots in relief of starter Antti Niemi as the Stars outlasted the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Thursday at American..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Eichel's OT goal nets Sabres third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As Jack Eichel started skating up the left side of the ice, the Nashville Predators backed off him. Bad move. Noticing lots of open ice, Eichel turned it up a gear and roared to the faceoff circle, where he ripped a wrister over Juuse Saros at 2:35 of overtime to..." January 25

  • Sabres welcome back oft-injured Kulikov, who has missed 26 games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dmitry Kulikov‘s first year in Buffalo has largely been defined by his lingering back injury, but he’ll set about changing that narrative when he returns to the lineup tonight in Nashville. Today, Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma confirmed Kulikov would play for the first time since Dec. 27, having..." January 24

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "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 "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

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