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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...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Shootout Decision to Montreal Canadiens
November 5th, 2014 at 11:12 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had their most inspired effort of the season fall short tonight in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres and Habs were scoreless after two periods until PA Parenteau broke the tie early in the third period. Drew Stafford would score a power play goal...

Buffalo Sabres Shock Detroit Red Wings with Shootout Win
November 2nd, 2014 at 8:11 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were supposed to roll over and die today against the Detroit Red Wings, but instead, they did the opposite. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres still only had 21 shots on goal in the game, but two of those shots were goals. Brian Flynn scored his first of the season as did...

Buffalo Sabres Suffer Another Shutout, This Time to Pittsburgh Penguins
November 1st, 2014 at 10:27 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have made it a habit to get shutout this season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins took advantage of that, beating the Sabres 5-0. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres allowed three power play goals and Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz each had three points. Christian Ehrhoff also tallied an assist on...

Buffalo Sabres Suffer Tough-Luck Overtime Loss to Boston Bruins
October 30th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
The Buffalo Sabres showed a lot of early energy Thursday night against the Boston Bruins, trying to respond from one of the worst effort in franchise history Tuesday in Toronto. ***PHOTO1*** They couldn't keep it up, for for 55 minutes it seemed as though they might be able to hold on for...

Buffalo Sabres Collapse in Third Period, Get Shutout by Toronto Maple Leafs
October 28th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Michal Neuvirth kept the Buffalo Sabres in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but a barrage of shots proved to be too much for him, as the Sabres were beaten 4-0. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo didn't do much to help Neuvirth defensively, as they allowed 37 shots to get to their net-minder. They...

Buffalo Sabres’ Punchline Status Punctuated by Win Against San Jose Sharks
October 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans should be happy that their team finally won a regulation game, a 2-1 decision Saturday in California over the San Jose Sharks. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, all the win's done is serve as fodder to feed the Sharks to the critics at the Sabres' expense. Criticism fiercely flew in the hours after...

Buffalo Sabres Stun San Jose Sharks with 2-1 Win
October 25th, 2014 at 7:09 PM
The Buffalo Sabres proved the cliche true that any team can beat any team in the NHL on a given night, as they survived the San Jose Sharks 2-1. ***PHOTO1*** Cody Hodgson and Nicolas Deslauriers both earned their first goals of the season to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead in the...

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...