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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...

Buffalo Sabres Open Preseason Against Washington Capitals Minus Most Veterans
September 21st, 2014 at 12:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open the preseason Sunday at the Washington Capitals (5 p.m., MSG, NHL Network) with most of their veteran leaders still in Western New York. ***PHOTO1*** Coach Ted Nolan said he's been happy with what he's seen out of the first few days of training camp, but he said...

Buffalo Sabres Call up More Reserves as Detroit Red Wings Come to Town
April 8th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Just as the Buffalo Sabres finally are ready to get some of their injured players back into the lineup, they're set to sit a few more. The team is sidelining defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and goalie Nathan Lieuwen for the season, starting with Tuesday's home game against Detroit (7 p.m., MSG). Both...

Buffalo Sabres Near End of Horrid Season with Road Game Vs. Philadelphia Flyers
April 6th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The Buffalo Sabres enter the final week of perhaps their worst season ever with literally nothing to play for. Their loss Friday in Detroit guaranteed they will finish last in the NHL this season. So this final five-game stretch, beginning with Sunday night's nationally televised game against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:30...

Buffalo Sabres Continue Road Trip Against the Detroit Red Wings
April 4th, 2014 at 5:43 PM
One night after losing 2-1 to the league's best, the Buffalo Sabres are in Detroit to play a Red Wings team that needs points to remain in the playoff chase.  ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres left a stormy St. Louis and got into Detroit after midnight for their tilt at Joe Louis Arena. While the...

Buffalo Sabres Nearly Locked into Last Place Entering Game Vs. New Jersey Devils
April 1st, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have eight games left this season, but the way they've played lately would seem to indicate their season ended a month ago . The Sabres enter Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., MSG) having lost 10 of their last 11 games. They've only gotten points in...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Home Cooking After Abysmal Road Trip, Host Tampa Bay Lightning
March 29th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' five-game road trip, much like the season as a whole, could not have gone much worse. Buffalo lost four out of five games on the trip and has now lost 10 of its last 11 games, bringing the season toward a crash-landing conclusion. The Sabres were outscored 16-7...

Buffalo Sabres Close Out Road Trip at Nashville Predators
March 27th, 2014 at 7:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are limping toward the finish of both a brutal road trip and brutal season. Tonight, they look for only their second win in their last 11 games when they play at the Nashville Predators (8 p.m., MSG). Buffalo has one one of the first four games on its...

Buffalo Sabres Have Goalie Battle Brewing Entering Game Vs. Vancouver Canucks
March 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
As the Buffalo Sabres enter the halfway point of their five-game road trip Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks (8 p.m., MSG), they seem to proven that goaltending hasn't been their problem this season. Third-stringer Nathan Lieuwen made 23 saves in Tuesday's loss to Calgary, keeping Buffalo in a 3-1 loss. Then...

Buffalo Sabres Battle Edmonton Oliers in Attempt to End 7 Game Losing Streak
March 20th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres, while currently on a seven game losing streak, will battle the Edmonton Oilers in Rexall Place tonight. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have been struggling as interim coach, Ted Nolan, "shakes things up" and evaluates players in preparation for next season. Although Nolan has been experimenting with lines and positions, he...

Buffalo Sabres Limping Toward Finish as They Begin Road Trip Vs. Calgary Flames
March 18th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres' season can't end quickly enough.   Buffalo begins a five-game road trip Tuesday in Calgary (9 p.m., MSG) with its two top goalies out of the lineup. Jhonas Enroth stayed home after hurting his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Neuvirth made the trip but is...