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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 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 Shuffle Lines, Look for First Win During Current Road Trip
October 25th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have scored just one goal in the two games they've played during the current road trip, and they haven't looked very good doing so. ***PHOTO1*** In response, head coach Ted Nolan has decided to mess with the line combinations that he has set for his team. Though, the lines could...

Buffalo Sabres Announce Three Future ‘Kids Day’ Games
October 25th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are doing everything they can to put fans in the stands throughout a terrible season, and in doing so, the organization has announced three more games designated as 'Kids Day' games. ***PHOTO1*** All of the games for 'Kids Day' will be on Sunday's, with the first coming Nov. 2...

Despite Chances, Buffalo Sabres Still Scoreless on Powerplay
October 24th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres started the regular season, the hope was that the team would be able to muster up enough offense to win some game. ***PHOTO1*** So far the Sabres have had issues while playing five-on-five, but what's most troubling is the amount of issues on the powerplay. Eight games into the...

Buffalo Sabres at the Bottom of NHL in Goals, Again
October 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres had a tough time scoring goals last season, and after being shutout in three of their last four games, it's safe to say they are having a tough time scoring goals again this season. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo is averaging one goal-per-game, which ranks them last in the NHL. The Sabres...

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 Graduate from Pee-Wee Status Against Anaheim Ducks
October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Just over one week ago the Buffalo Sabres were referred to as pee-wee players when it came to measuring up against the Anaheim Ducks. ***PHOTO1*** The outcome of that game was a dismal 5-1 loss on home ice, mustering up only 12 shots while giving up 44 shots. The game was a...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Treated to Four-Point Performance by Erie Otters’ Connor McDavid
October 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were in Anaheim to face-off against the Ducks Wednesday, but Sabres fans still flocked to First Niagara Center to see Connor McDavid and his Erie Otters take on the Niagara Ice Dogs. ***PHOTO1*** McDavid, who may be the number one pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, is...

Tyler Ennis Leads Struggling Buffalo Sabres in Goal Department
October 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have scored eight goals in their seven games so far this season. ***PHOTO1*** Tyler Ennis has three of them. Ennis scored Buffalo's only goal in last night's 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but the tally put him ahead of all players on the team in the goal department. Ennis'...

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 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...

Struggling Buffalo Sabres Heading into a Gauntlet Over the Next Few Weeks
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:56 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have stumbled out of the gate and are struggling to score. ***PHOTO1*** Now the team is heading out west to face some of the best talent on the west coast. But once the Sabres head back east, the schedule doesn't get any easier. The next game that the...

Connor McDavid Arrives in Buffalo for OHL Game
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Connor McDavid will play his first game at the First Niagara Center tonight as a member of the Erie Otters. ***PHOTO1*** Many fans of the Buffalo Sabres are hoping the team can land McDavid in the upcoming draft, but not many have actually seen him play live. Tonight's game will allow that...

Buffalo Sabres Looking for Energy During West Coast Trip
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have been miserable this season, but with a tough trip to California, the Sabres are hoping to find some energy. ***PHOTO1*** Sabres.com reported that the team had one of the most energetic practices this season yesterday. The Sabres have been flat at some point in every game of this...

Despite Slow Start, the Hockey News Ranks Buffalo Sabres 27th in Power Rankings
October 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Hockey News' Ken Campbell released his latest NHL power rankings Monday, and surprisingly the Buffalo Sabres weren't at the bottom of the pile. ***PHOTO1*** After a dismal weekend in which the Sabres failed to score a single goal in two home games, the Sabres head to the west coast...

New York Islanders Could Leave Buffalo Sabres with Low Draft Pick
October 21st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Islanders were not a very good team last season, and with the Buffalo Sabres getting their first round pick, many fans were hoping they would be equally as bad this season. ***PHOTO1*** That does not appear to be the case. The Sabres have three picks in the first round of...

NHL Proves to Be Prepared for Domestic Violence Situations with Slava Voynov Suspension
October 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The NHL has suspended LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely while the league conducts an investigation regarding his arrest on charges of domestic violence Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The league suspended Voynov under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, per NHL.com, which gives the NHL the power to suspend a player pending the...

Buffalo Sabres Find History Repeating Itself Early in 2014-15 Season
October 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were expected to be among the worst teams in the NHL in 2014-15. Coming off a league-worst finish in 2013-14, it seems the club has shown no improvement at all in the early going. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have started this year 1-5-0, with that one victory coming in a...

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...