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Buffalo Sabres Rookie Goalie Nathan Lieuwen Finds Light Amid Darkness in First NHL Win
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:02 AM
The lukewarm crowd at Tuesday's Buffalo Sabres game was understandably tepid about their team. The Sabres entered the game having lost 10 of 11 games, including every home game in the month of March. The team was all but guaranteed of finishing in last place and had traded away nearly every...

Who is the Buffalo Sabres’ All Time Best Goalie: Dominik Hasek or Ryan Miller?
March 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are set to retire the number of arguably their best goalie ever next season. After that, the next number to be retired could very well be ... arguably the team's best goalie ever. But who was better, Ryan Miller or Dominik Hasek? ***PHOTO1*** A look at the numbers makes it...

Nathan Lieuwen Making the Most of NHL Debut
March 17th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Many 22-year-olds are just finishing college and entering the job market. Nathan Lieuwen made his National Hockey League debut for the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night against the Montreal Canadiens.  "It's all a blur honestly," said Lieuwen. "They told me Sunday morning that I would be called up to backup Jhonas." In a season that...

Dominik Hasek to Be Inducted into Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame March 29
March 7th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The most decorated goalie in Buffalo Sabres history will soon join other franchise greats in the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Dominik Hasek will be honored in a pre-game ceremony March 29 at First Niagara Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Hasek was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks Aug. 7, 1992, in exchange for Stephane Beauregard...

Buffalo Sabres Call Upon Front Office Staffer Ryan Vink in Goaltending Pinch
March 1st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Ryan Vinz has had his share of long days for the Buffalo Sabres, but none compared to Friday night. Vinz, a native of the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster, was called into action as the team's backup goalie. He serves as the team's director of hockey technology for its HARBORCENTER development and...

Ryan Miller, Steve Ott Reflect on Time with Buffalo Sabres, New Chance with St. Louis Blues
March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ryan Miller was feeling a bit blue after learning he'd been traded Friday night to St. Louis. Miller and Steve Ott learned they'd been traded just prior to Friday's game. The Buffalo Sabres will in return get goalie Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a 2015 first-round draft pick...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart and Two Draft Picks
February 28th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The long-rumored trade involving Ryan Miller has finally come to fruition. The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan Miller and Captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first round draft pick, and a 2016 third round pick.  ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller is...

How the Buffalo Sabres Fared at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
February 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Four members of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Here is how they did. ***PHOTO1*** RYAN MILLER: Started one game in goal for Team USA. He made 17 saves in a 5-1 win over Slovenia. He was a backup for the other five games. The U.S. team...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller Leads Team USA to 5-1 Olympic Hockey Win Over Slovenia
February 16th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
The Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced Sunday to lead Team USA to a 5-1 win over Slovenia in the preliminary round of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The win clinches Group A for the Americans and secures a first-round bye for them in the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller in Mix with Jonathan Quick for U.S. Olympic Starting Nod
February 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller might not know much before the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's opening faceoff whether he or the Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick will be the man in net. ***PHOTO1*** Team USA coach Dan Bylsma declined to answer this past week whether he's decided which goalie will be...

Buffalo Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth Plagued Again by Lack of Goal Support
January 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
One would have to forgive Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth for being at a loss for words Thursday night. ***PHOTO1*** He made 34 saves, but the Sabres still lost 2-1 in a shootout to the Florida Panthers. That lowered his record for the season to 1-8-4. In 13 starts, the Sabres have...

Buffalo Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth, Henrik Tallinder, Zemgus Girgensons are Olympians
January 7th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
Three more members of the Buffalo Sabres will represent their countries in next month's Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ***PHOTO1*** Goalie Jhonas Enroth and defenseman Henrik Tallinder will represent Sweden. Tallinder and Daniel Alfredsson will be two of the squad's leaders. Enroth figures to be a backup behind Henrik Lundqvist. Forward Zemgus Girgensons will...

Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Ryan Miller’s Playing Style May Determine Starting Role for Team USA
January 3rd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
While national teams are making the difficult decisions to make their final cuts for the 2014 Sochi Games, Team USA is working on naming their starting goaltender for the games. Most feel that the goaltender who is playing the best should be the starter, but with the Olympic rinks being larger than...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller is NHL Second Star of the Week
December 30th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The hot end of the year enjoyed by the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller has earned him league-wide honors. ***PHOTO1*** Miller was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week on Monday. He went 2-0-1 over the past week with a 1.55 goals-against average and .961 save percentage. His week was highlighted by...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller May Be Olympic Stater Despite Team’s Horrid Play
December 17th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller isn't going anywhere with his NHL team in 2013-14. But he may yet have a prize to play for this season. The star of the 2010 U.S. Olympic team has apparently done enough thus far for a bad Sabres team to retain the interest of U.S....

Buffalo Sabres Expect Marcus Foligno Back Tuesday; Ryan Miller May Sit Again
October 7th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Marcus Foligno's return to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday seems a sure thing, but Ryan Miller's return is less so. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno practiced Monday and is expected to make his season debut at home against Tampa Bay. An upper-body injury kept him out of the first three games. His return is...

Buffalo Sabres Finalize Their 2013-14 Roster
September 30th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' final roster to open the 2013-14 season features 10 former first-round draft picks - including three of the team's combined four first-rounders from the past two seasons.   Forward Luke Adam and defenseman Alexander Sulzer cleared waivers and were sent to Rochester on Monday. That paved the way for...

Buffalo Sabres Season Preview Part One: Goalies Look for Solid Comeback
September 29th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Note: This is part one of Sabres 101's three-part season preview. Parts two and three will appear Monday and Tuesday. Any hope the Buffalo Sabres have of ending a two-year playoff drought begin between the pipes. Ryan Miller had the worst year of his NHL career in 2013. He went 17-17-5, the...

Goalies Ryan Miller, Jonathan Bernier Brawl as Buffalo Sabres Lose 5-3 to Toronto Maple Leafs
September 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 PM
The Buffalo Sabres managed to find a way to make a preseason hockey game relevant and exciting Sunday night.   The Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs got involved in a six-on-six brawl midway through the third period of Buffalo's 5-3 loss. That's right, the goalies also went at it. They won't be...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller Inducted into Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame
September 13th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller joined the ranks of Michigan State's greatest athletes Thursday when he was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame. ***PHOTO1*** Miller was a Spartan from 1999-2002; he was drafted by Buffalo in 1999. He split time his freshman season before taking over for good in the...