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Buffalo Sabres Blow Two-Goal Lead in Loss to Detroit Red Wings
December 23rd, 2014 at 10:17 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had a 3-1 lead over the Detroit Red Wings, and took a 3-2 lead into the third period, but eventually fell 6-3. ***PHOTO1*** Nicolas Deslauriers scored on a fluke goal early in the first period to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead. Stephen Weiss scored on the power play to...

Buffalo Sabres Blow Late Lead, Lose to Boston Bruins in Overtime
December 21st, 2014 at 10:01 PM
The Buffalo Sabres held a 3-2 lead against the Boston Bruins late in the third period, but couldn't hold onto that lead, eventually falling to the division rivals 4-3 in overtime. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres and Bruins were tied at two after the second period, with goals by Andrej Meszaros and Rasmus Ristolainen...

Buffalo Sabres Dumped by Colorado Avalanche
December 20th, 2014 at 9:42 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were knocked back to reality tonight as they were blasted by the Colorado Avalanche 5-1. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres allowed a regular-strength goal, power play goal, short-handed goal and an empty net goal in the loss, as the Avalanche completely dominated the entire game. Jarome Iginla had three assists, while...

Buffalo Sabres’ Winning Streak Stopped at Four After Ugly Loss to Winnipeg Jets
December 16th, 2014 at 10:47 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had plenty of quality chances, but Ondrej Pavelec shut the door early, and the Winnipeg Jets soared to a 5-1 victory tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Special teams really hurt Buffalo tonight, though their only goal of the game came on the power play. The Sabres failed to score on a two-man...

Buffalo Sabres Extend Home Winning Streak to Six Games After Shootout Win Over Ottawa Senators
December 15th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are officially red hot at home after securing a sixth-straight win at home tonight against the Ottawa Senators. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres and Senators swapped leads, as Bobby Ryan opened the scoring in the first period. Buffalo would answer in the second with three straight goals by Rasmus Ristolainen, Matt...

Buffalo Sabres Edge Florida Panthers in Overtime
December 13th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno each scored a goal, and Nikita Zadorov provided the overtime-winner as the Buffalo Sabres dumped the Florida Panthers 4-3 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Hodgson opened the scoring just 2:06 into the game after a nice feed from Patrick Kaleta. Foligno would provide a second goal later in the frame...

Buffalo Sabres Ride Top Line to Victory Against Calgary Flames
December 11th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Matt Moulson scored a pair of goals and Tyler Ennis had three points as the Buffalo Sabres secured a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. ***PHOTO1*** Moulson opened the scoring after a great play by Ennis to steal the puck from a Calgary defender. Ennis found Moulson alone in front, and he...

Buffalo Sabres Shutout Defending Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings
December 9th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have been playing much better hockey as of late, and there is no better way to validate that than to shutout the defending Stanley Cup champions, and that's exactly what they did tonight. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 tonight, behind a power play goal from...

Buffalo Sabres Downed by Florida Panthers
December 6th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
The Buffalo Sabres broke two different shutout streaks, but weren't able to beat the Florida Panthers tonight as they fell 3-2. ***PHOTO1*** Former Sabre Brad Boyes opened the scoring with a snipe that beat Michal Neuvirth over the glove. Drew Stafford answered in the second period, after a nifty pass from Cody...

Buffalo Sabres Run Out of Luck Against Tampa Bay Lightning
December 4th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres enjoyed a good stretch of competitive hockey the last two weeks, but that all came to an end tonight when they were dumped by the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-0. ***PHOTO1*** Steven Stamkos had three points and the Lightning had five different goal scorers in the game. Buffalo managed just...

Buffalo Sabres Persevere in 2-1 Shootout Win Over Tampa Bay Lightning
December 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 PM
If hockey had such a thing as a pitchers' duel, then the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning would have rewritten the textbook definition of that Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** The two teams played a tight game at the First Niagara Center, with both Jhonas Enroth and Evgeni Nabokov pitching shutouts through 50 minutes....

Buffalo Sabres Shock Montreal Canadiens for the Second-Straight Night
November 29th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout tonight, giving them their second-straight win against their division rivals. ***PHOTO1*** The game bounced back-and-forth, each accounting for two goals in the third period. Zemgus Girgensons opened the scoring in the first period, and Chris Stewart scored in the second period...

Buffalo Sabres Clip Montreal Canadiens Due to Lucky Bounce
November 28th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
The last-place Buffalo Sabres found a way to edge the first-place Montreal Canadiens tonight, thanks to a lucky bounce late in the third period. ***PHOTO1*** Alexei Emelin hit Brian Gionta in the head late in the third period with the score tied at one. A scrum ensued, but Emelin was the only...

Buffalo Sabres Lose to Winnipeg Jets After Half-Hearted Effort
November 26th, 2014 at 10:02 PM
The Buffalo Sabres came into tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets on a three-game winning streak, but a flat effort through two periods ended that streak, as the Sabres lost 2-1. ***PHOTO1*** The Jets got onto the board early in the first period when Bryan Little beat Jhonas Enroth on the power...

Buffalo Sabres Edge Washington Capitals for Third-Straight Win
November 22nd, 2014 at 9:48 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are on a sudden hot streak, as they win their third-straight game tonight with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Moulson opened the scoring in the second period, and Matt Niskanen answered early in the third period. Torrey Mitchell found a loose puck during a scrum...

Buffalo Sabres Sweep San Jose Sharks in Winter Wonderland
November 18th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
The Buffalo Sabres earned their second-straight win this season in front of less than 7,000 people tonight, beating the San Jose Sharks 4-1. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres never trailed in the game, as Nicolas Deslauriers scored the first goal of the game, punching in a rebound from Cody McCormick in the second period....

Buffalo Sabres Dominate Toronto Maple Leafs for 6-2 Win
November 15th, 2014 at 10:19 PM
The Buffalo Sabres experienced a new feeling tonight after dominating the Toronto Maple Leafs en route to a 6-2 win. ***PHOTO1*** Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals, including a short-handed marker, while Tyler Myers earned his first goal of the season. The Sabres also got goals from Tyler Ennis, Matt Moulson and Drew...

Buffalo Sabres Bested by St. Louis Blues Thanks to Hat Trick from Jori Lehtera
November 11th, 2014 at 10:58 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had a good effort tonight against the St. Louis Blues, but three goals from Jori Lehtera proved to be too much, as Buffalo fell 6-1. ***PHOTO1*** Lehtera scored the first three goals of the game, capping the natural hat trick off with a short handed goal. Coming into the...

Buffalo Sabres Pounded by Pittsburgh Penguins, Again
November 8th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
Jhonas Enroth got his first start tonight since being demolished by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he suffered a similar fate against the same team as the Sabres were dumped 6-1. ***PHOTO1*** Sidney Crosby had five assists and Chris Letang scored twice to give the Penguins the edge. The Sabres allowed 39 shots...

Buffalo Sabres Dumped by Edmonton Oilers Despite Strong Performance by Michael Neuvirth
November 7th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
The Buffalo Sabres lead the Edmonton Oilers twice by one-goal margins, but allowing a season-high 52 shots proved to be too much as the Oilers skated away with a 3-2 victory. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Moulson scored his first goal of the season and Drew Stafford earned his second in as many games. Buffalo...