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Buffalo Sabres Return to Ice Saturday Against Washington Capitals
November 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
If there is a bright side to the massive snowfall that Buffalo's seen this week, it's that the Buffalo Sabres ended up with an extra day to savor their first winning streak of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's home game against the New York Rangers on Friday was canceled because of the snow,...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Another Win Over San Jose Sharks
November 18th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks are set for their second battle of the season at the First Niagara Center tonight at 7:30 pm. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres earned a rare win the last time the two teams clashed, which was in San Jose. Buffalo is coming off of a dominating win...

Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs Set for Battle Tonight
November 15th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs are set for another division test tonight at the First Niagara Center. ***PHOTO1*** The heated rivalry will pick up once again tonight, after Toronto shut the Sabres out on Oct. 28. Buffalo hasn't gotten much better since the loss. The Sabres have given up 12...

Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild Set for Battle Tonight
November 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are still trying to find a consistent compete level, and they will get another chance to do so tonight when they play the Minnesota Wild. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are 2-6-0 on the road this season, while Minnesota boasts a 5-1-0 record on home ice. One very surprising statistic is...

Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins Set to Square Off Tonight
November 8th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
After three big performances by Michal Neuvirth, Jhonas Enroth will finally get back between the pipes for the Buffalo Sabres as the Pittsburgh Penguins come to town. ***PHOTO1*** The Penguins boast the best power play in the league, while the Sabres continue to struggle this season. Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz lead...

Buffalo Sabres to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night Friday Against Edmonton Oilers
November 7th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that at Friday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers the team will take part in the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program. ***PHOTO1*** Fans who attend the game will have the chance to purchase "RJ" hats in honor of long-time Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret and his fight...

Buffalo Sabres Set for Matinee Matchup with Detroit Red Wings
November 2nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are stumbling into the First Niagara Center today, after taking a beating last night, to play another tough opponent in the Detroit Red Wings at 5 pm. ***PHOTO1*** For the Sabres, any opponent is a tough one, but Detroit will be especially difficult for the Sabres. Buffalo has yet...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Bounce Back Against Pittsburgh Penguins
November 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres just wrapped one of their worst months ever. At 2-8-1, October set up 2014-15 to be the horrid season many fans expected the season to be. ***PHOTO1*** If there's going to be any sort of life to the year, it will start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m.,...

Buffalo Sabres Hope to Build Consistency Entering Game Against Toronto Maple Leafs
October 28th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres, more than just about anything else, just want a bit of consistency this season. ***PHOTO1*** They finally claimed their first regulation win of the season Saturday, when they edged the San Jose Sharks. Now heading north of the border to face the Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., MSG), talk...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Take Bite Out of San Jose Sharks
October 25th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have enjoyed California far less than most people, not really registering much in two losses at Anaheim and Los Angeles. ***PHOTO1*** They wrap up their West Coast trip Saturday against the San Jose Sharks (4 p.m., MSG) trying desperately to find some offense. The Sabres have scored only once...

Buffalo Sabres Host to Regain Flight Against Anaheim Ducks
October 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres couldn't really be starting their West Coast trip at a worse time. ***PHOTO1*** The struggling Sabres begin their three-game California jaunt tonight against the Anaheim Ducks (10:30 p.m., MSG) The Ducks have won five straight games to vault to the top of the Pacific Division. The Sabres, meanwhile, are...

Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers Set Sights on Future as Young Stars Set to Meet
October 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
In one regard, Friday night's game between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., MSG) is a potential snoozefest between two of the worst teams in the NHL last season. ***PHOTO1*** In another regard, though, it could be a glimpse at the future of the league. The game features the top two...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Answers Entering Game Against Carolina Hurricanes
October 14th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Even in a season without any expectations, the Buffalo Sabres have disappointed thus far. ***PHOTO1*** Three games this year have seen incomplete efforts - well, actually, two incomplete efforts and one total non-effort. The Sabres followed to late collapses against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks with a complete washout Monday...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Complete Effort Against Anaheim Ducks
October 13th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The Buffalo Sabres seem to have mastered the first two periods of their games. But the third period has proven to be their Achilles heel thus far this season. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo has lost both of its games so far this season thanks to sloppy third periods. The Sabres surrendered two third-period goals...

Buffalo Sabres Hope to Be Past Opening-Night Jitters Against Chicago Blackhawks
October 11th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres won't have an easy time trying to get in the win column for the first time this season Saturday night, when they play at the Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** The Blackhawks, who went to the Western Conference finals last season and have beaten Buffalo five straight times,...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Open Season at Home Against Columbus Blue Jackets
October 9th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
It's finally here; opening night of the Buffalo Sabres 2014-15 season. `The Buffalo Sabres are set to square off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m. from the First Niagara Center. ***PHOTO1*** Before the game the Buffalo Sabres are hosting a Party in the Plaza from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Finish Preseason Against Carolina Hurricanes
October 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres will close the preseason tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 pm. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are coming off of a 6-1 thrashing of the Washington Capitals and will hope to finish the preseason strong tonight. Sam Reinhart got his first preseason goal against Washington and will hope to further...

Buffalo Sabres to Keep an Eye on Sam Reinhart and Mikhail Grigorenko Against Washington Capitals
October 1st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres will play the Washington Capitals tonight in their last home preseason game. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are expected to play both Sam Reinhart and Mikhail Grigorenko in both of their remaining preseason games. Reinhart will try to use both games to prove that he is worthy of a roster spot....

Buffalo Sabres to Give Youngsters Another Look Sunday Against Toronto Maple Leafs
September 28th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have given their veteran corps two warm-ups over the past week for the regular season. Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m.), coach Ted Nolan said the team's youngsters will get in another game. ***PHOTO1*** Many of the veterans who will comprise the opening-night lineup played in...

Buffalo Sabres Open Home Preseason Schedule Against Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday
September 23rd, 2014 at 7:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open their home preseason schedule Tuesday as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second of six preseason games that the Sabres will play this year and the first of three home games. The Sabres and Hurricanes have a long...