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Buffalo Sabres Standings Update: not Tanking, but Also not Succeeding
December 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The recent losing streak the Buffalo Sabres are enduring has killed the wild card whispers, but the earlier success the team enjoyed isn't doing Tim Murray any favors as far as draft position either. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo sits with 29 points, which is fourth-worst in the NHL. Buffalo is above the Arizona Coyotes,...

Former Buffalo Sabres Enforcer John Scott Serving Another Suspension
December 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Former Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott is no stranger to suspensions, and he will serve another one after punching Tim Jackman of the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, causing an injury. ***VIDEO1*** Scott turned blindly and threw an unexpected punch to Jackman's face, with his gloves still on and stick in hand. The...

Buffalo Sabres Reassign Four to Rochester Americans, Indicate Healthier Lineup for Saturday
December 25th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres announced yesterday that four players have been reassigned to the Rochester Americans, indicating that the team expects to have most of its regular roster on Saturday against the New York Islanders. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Armia, Mikhail Grigorenko, Tim Schaller and Mark Pysyk were all reassigned to the AHL club yesterday,...

Buffalo Sabres Defenseman Nikita Zadorov Gave Detroit Red Wing Stephen Weiss a Hit He Can’t Remember
December 24th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
When Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov hit Detroit Red Wings forward Stephen Weiss in the third period Tuesday night, Weiss mentioned that he didn't remember the hit. ***VIDEO1*** Weiss, who underwent concussion tests, does not have a concussion but still does not recall the hit from Zadorov that held him out of...

Buffalo Sabres Saw Christmas Themed Mask on Detroit Red Wings Goaltender Petr Mrazek
December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres played the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, there was a little Christmas theme in Detroit's net. Goaltender Petr Mrazek was wearing a Christmas themed mask which will be auctioned off for charity. ***VIDEO1*** Mrazek's mask, which featured a snowman's face on the top, with a rather evil look...

Buffalo Sabres Hoping for Health During Holiday Break
December 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
After suffering through a three-game stretch that saw the Buffalo Sabres recall five players from the AHL, the team is hoping the short holiday break will allow players time to recover. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo has the next three days off, with Christmas coming on Thursday this year. The Sabres won't be in action...

Buffalo Sabres Lacking Ability to Finish the Last Couple of Games
December 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have had leads in each of the last two games, but don't have a win to show for it. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo allowed the Boston Bruins to score with less than two minutes to go in the third period on Sunday to tie the game. Boston would go on to...

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 Bitten by Injury Bug Entering Detroit Red Wings Game
December 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are limping toward their Christmas break, with a rash of injuries forcing them to get creative i fielding a lineup for their game Tuesday night at the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres entered Sunday's game at the Boston Bruins already without Tyler Myers,...

Buffalo Sabres Recall Forward Joel Armia from Rochester Americans
December 23rd, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have called up forward Joel Armia. ***PHOTO1*** Armia, who was the Sabres first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will be up with the Sabres while the team is reeling from multiple injuries. This is Armia's first career call up. So far this...

Buffalo Sabres Have Missed Matt Moulson While He Recovers from Illness
December 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Matt Moulson has missed the last two games for the Buffalo Sabres, and the offense has struggled as a result. ***PHOTO1*** Moulson is one-third of a line that had been red-hot for the Sabres the last few weeks. Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have flourished with Moulson on Buffalo's top line. With...

Brian Gionta, Marcus Foligno Uncertain for Buffalo Sabres
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
With the flu running its course in the locker room, and a rash of injuries swarming the team, the Buffalo Sabres have been playing with an AHL roster for the last few games. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo lost Brian Gionta and Marcus Foligno after one incident on Sunday against the Boston Bruins, increasing the...

Buffalo Sabres Continue to Fall in Power Rankings
December 22nd, 2014 at 2:56 PM
In the latest version of The Hockey News' power rankings, the Buffalo Sabres have seen themselves fall down to 27. ***PHOTO1*** Here's what The Hockey News had to say about the Sabres: "After winning four in a row, the Sabres lost two straight by a combined score of 10-2. They picked up a...

Buffalo Sabres Beginning to Show the League They’ll Stand up for Each Other
December 22nd, 2014 at 1:42 PM
The Buffalo Sabres saw captain Brian Gionta get taken out by Boston Bruins' Matt Bartkowski during their game Sunday night. Immediately after the hit, the Sabres also saw Marcus Foligno make Bartkowski pay for his actions. ***VIDEO1*** There was a time when the Sabres were concerned with their toughness, citing multiple...

Buffalo Sabres Getting Thin on Defense with Rash of Injuries
December 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have had health issues on the blue line for most of this season, and Tyler Myers is the latest to fall victim to the injury bug. ***PHOTO1*** Myers missed last night's game against the Boston Bruins, as the Sabres had to recall Mark Pysyk to take his place. The...

Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller Earn First Career Goals in Back-to-Back Games
December 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Things have not been going great for the Buffalo Sabres lately, but the younger players are beginning to hit career milestones. ***PHOTO1*** Johan Larsson scored his first career NHL goal Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche following an unexpected recall to the team. Tim Schaller was recalled last night in a similar situation,...

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 Look for Quick Rebound Against Boston Bruins
December 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
All the warm feelings surrounding the Buffalo Sabres have disappeared with two straight losses. Those defeats now have the team scrambling to avoid a return to the Connor McDavid sweepstakes with two straight tough road games to close out its pre-Christmas schedule. ***PHOTO1*** The first of those games is Sunday at the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Special Teams Struggling Worse than Usual
December 21st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres haven't been very strong on special teams this season, but the last two games have been especially bad. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have allowed both a power play goal and a short-handed goal in each of the last two games. They have also allowed five goals in both games, and...

Buffalo Sabres Extend Classy Gesture with Make-A-Wish Foundation
December 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Nine-year-old Austin McDonald suffers from Ewing's Sarcoma, a bone cancer found primarily in children. ***PHOTO1*** Cancer is a scary word, but when associated with a child, it's even more terrifying. Children across the world battle cancer of different variations every day. It's the cruel, harsh reality of the world. Fortunately, when tragedies like...