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Buffalo Sabres Blanked by LA Kings
October 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres were shutout yet again, this time by the LA Kings, by a score of 2-0. ***PHOTO1*** Jeff Carter scored 36 seconds into the game on the power play, and Anze Kopitar added another one in the second period to give the Kings the edge. The Sabres threw 29 shots...

Buffalo Sabres Avoid Historic Low in Loss to Anaheim Ducks
October 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres dropped their first game of their four-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks, but they were able to avoid setting a lowly franchise record. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres were in danger of being shutout for a third-straight game, something the franchise has never done before. Tyler Ennis made sure that...

Buffalo Sabres AHL Affiliate Rochester Americans Top Toronto Marlies 4-1
October 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate Rochester Americans continued to pile on the goals as the cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Four different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Amerks and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen made 24 saves. The Amerks are now in a tie with the Marlies...

Buffalo Sabres Get Blanked, Fall to Boston Bruins 4-0
October 18th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
Playing two games in two nights is difficult for even the best teams. After getting shutout by the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Friday night, the Sabres followed up the lackluster performance with another dud against the Boston Bruins, losing 4-0 at the First Niagara Center. ***PHOTO1*** The highlight for the Sabres was...

Buffalo Sabres Blanked by Florida Panthers
October 17th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their struggles against Roberto Luongo, as the star goaltender shut the door 26 times to shut the Sabres out 1-0. ***PHOTO1*** Sean Bergenheim scored the only goal for the Panthers early in the second period, but that's all they would need. The Sabres gave the puck away too...

Zemgus Girgensons Prevents Collapse by Buffalo Sabres with Shootout-Clinching Goal
October 14th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Marcus Foligno scored twice, and Zemgus Girgensons scored in the eighth round of the shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres their first win of the season against the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno scored his first two goals of the season tonight. He and Chris Stewart have developed very good chemistry together, and...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Second Game of the Season After Big Third Period from Chicago Blackhawks
October 11th, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Jhonas Enroth showed why the Buffalo Sabres will be in the goaltender market after this season, as the Buffalo Sabres dropped a 6-2 decision to the potent Chicago Blackhawks. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres stayed with the Blackhawks through two periods, as Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis scored to bring them back from a...

Buffalo Sabres Open Season with Familiar Feel in Opening-Night Loss to Columbus Blue Jackets
October 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
For nearly a decade, Buffalo Sabres post-game locker room experiences have gone pretty much the same way. reporters would scramble to get comments from a handful of players, then everyone would congregate around the white board at the one end and wait for Ryan Miller to speak. ***PHOTO1*** This year, of course,...

Buffalo Sabres Fall in Season Opener to Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-1
October 9th, 2014 at 10:25 PM
The offseason apparently did little to bring about any sort of shift in the Buffalo Sabres' results on the ice. The Sabres lost their season opener Thursday in a fashion that will probably sound all too familiar, with occasional bursts of effort being drowned out by the opponent's dominant counters...

Buffalo Sabres Close Out Preseason with 5-1 Loss to Carolina Hurricanes
October 4th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Michal Neuvirth likely played his way into the No. 2 goaltending job for the Buffalo Sabres after allowing five goals in 37 shots in a 5-1 preseason loss Friday night to the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** Neuvirth allowed at least five goals in both of his preseason starts, while Jhonas Enroth pitched one...

Buffalo Sabres Explode Offensively, Roll Washington Capitals
October 1st, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The Buffalo Sabres erupted for six goals, including one from Sam Reinhart, as the Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 6-1 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Moulson scored twice and Chris Stewart continued his impressive preseason with two assists and a dominating fight. Drew Stafford, Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis were the other Sabres that...

Chris Stewart Shines in Buffalo Sabres Loss to Toronto Maple Leafs
September 26th, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Chris Stewart scored two goals and contributed with a fight, but it wasn't enough for the Buffalo Sabres as they lost 6-4 to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart looked like the power forward the Sabres will need in the future. He played hard and was able to get the puck...

Buffalo Sabres End Season with Seven Game Skid
April 13th, 2014 at 11:42 PM
There couldn't have been a better way for the Buffalo Sabres to end their season than the way they did, ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo had a two-goal lead against the New York Islanders, but eventually dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to lose their seventh-straight game. Connor Knapp made his first career start, being the...

Buffalo Sabres Get Pumbled by Boston Bruins as Season’s End Nears
April 12th, 2014 at 9:50 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their losing ways today as they were dismantled by the Boston Bruins 4-1.  ***PHOTO1*** The loss is Buffalo's sixth-straight, and the Bruins clinched the President's Trophy with the win. Buffalo's season was over a long time ago, but the real story of the game is how many injuries...

Buffalo Sabres Fall to New York Rangers on the Road
April 10th, 2014 at 11:57 PM
In the Sabres second last road game of the season, the team failed to muster up the offensive firepower to defeat the playoff-bound New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, falling 2-1.  ***PHOTO1*** For the Sabres, the game was much of the same. The team was unable to give starting goaltender Matt...

Buffalo Sabres Lose to Detroit Red Wings, but Zemgus Girgensons Shows Off
April 8th, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons proves to be the most outstanding player on the team in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Girgensons was the only player to score for the Sabres, regardless, they still lost 4-2. His first goal, assisted by Cody Hodgson and Mike Weber, took place in...

Ville Leino Scores Shootout-Winner to Clinch April Fool’s Day Win for Buffalo Sabres
April 1st, 2014 at 10:14 PM
No, this is not a practical joke, Ville Leino scored the deciding goal in the shootout for the Buffalo Sabres to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2. ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately for Leino, the goal doesn't count toward his stats, so technically he has zero goals on the year. Nevertheless, the Sabres earn the...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Decision Despite Gift from Tampa Bay Lightning
March 29th, 2014 at 10:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal on themselves, but it wasn't enough for the Buffalo Sabres to come away with a victory as they lost in overtime 4-3. ***PHOTO1*** Cory Conacher was being called for hooking in the third period, but the Lightning had control of the puck. Tampa Bay pulled their goaltender...

Matt Hackett Shines Despite Buffalo Sabres’ Shutout Loss to Montreal Canadiens
March 25th, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Matt Hackett made his second career start for the Buffalo Sabres tonight, and played well, but was unable to secure a victory as the Buffalo Sabres were shutout by the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. ***PHOTO1*** Hackett stopped 33 of 35 shots and was faced with six Montreal power plays. Only one of the goals...

Buffalo Sabres Give up Early Lead, Fall 4-2 to Vancouver Canucks
March 24th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The Buffalo Sabres did Sunday night what they haven't done most of the season, scoring two early goals to jump ahead of the Vancouver Canucks. But four unanswered Vancouver goals did the Sabres in in a 4-2 loss. Tyler Ennis and Jamie McBain gave Buffalo its two-goal advantage just 3:29 into...