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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...

Buffalo Sabres Lay Egg Against New York Islanders, Get Set for Return of Thomas Vanek and Montreal Canadiens
March 16th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The good news for the Buffalo Sabres - if there is any good news after losing 4-1 Saturday night to the New York Islanders - is they don't have much time to dwell on the poor showing. The Sabres return home Sunday night to host the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., MSG)...

Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders Duel in Battle of Cellar-dwellers
March 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Saturday's game between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders (7 p.m., MSG) can only be described as one of those unfortunate matchups necessitated by an 82-game schedule during which some teams have to be eliminated from contention early on. The Sabres (19-39-8) have all but clinched last place in the...

Buffalo Sabres are Set to Meet the Carolina Hurricanes for the Last Time This Season
March 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are looking to win back their pride against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight after a devastating loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres will meet the Hurricanes in Raleigh, NC for their third and final battle this season. Each team has walked with a win, so...

Buffalo Sabres Remain Feisty as Nashville Predators Come to Town
March 11th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
With 18 games left on their 2013-14 schedule - including a home game Tuesday against the Nashville Predators - the Buffalo Sabres seem to have comfortably slid into the role of feisty underdog down the stretch.   The Sabres have lost three of their last four games and have traded away most...

Buffalo Sabres Return Home to Host Chicago Blackhawks
March 9th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Having gone 1-2 on their most recent road trip, the Buffalo Sabres return home Sunday night to what's been a very friendly First Niagara Center of late. The Sabres host the Chicago Blackhawks (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network) having won their last three home games. Those wins, which include victories over...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Two in a Row on the Road in Florida
March 7th, 2014 at 12:37 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will take on the Florida Panthers tonight in Sunrise with one thing on their mind, winning back-to-back games on the road in Florida. The Sabres are coming off of an impressive win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in which goaltender Jhonas Enroth stole the game, making 43 saves on 44...

Buffalo Sabres Add More Young Talent Before Game Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
March 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
New players and different strategies will make for an entertaining game tonight as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa. ***PHOTO1*** The Lightning has had a more successful season in comparison to the Sabres. The two teams have opposed each other twice, both games resulting in a Lightning...

Buffalo Sabres Return from Wild Weekend to Play Dallas Stars
March 3rd, 2014 at 11:15 AM
For the Buffalo Sabres to be happy to return the focus to the on-ice product during the worst season in team history is a telling statement.   But that's about where the Sabres are entering tonight's game against the Dallas Stars (8 p.m., NBC Sports Network), which starts a three-game road trip.   ***PHOTO1***   Ordinarily,...

The Buffalo Sabres Battle the San Jose Sharks in Their Last Home Game Before the Trade Deadline
February 28th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Tonight the Buffalo Sabres will compete against the San Jose Sharks in their last home game before the NHL trade deadline. Ryan Miller will be goaltending in what could very well be his final game in Buffalo. Miller has expressed his "deep love" for the city but is putting his emotions...

Buffalo Sabres Resume Regular Season Against Carolina Hurricanes
February 25th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Just two days after the closing ceremonies in Sochi, Russia the Buffalo Sabres will resume their season by hosting the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** For the Sabres, the next 48 days will be the beginning of the end of their season. The real question moving forward isn't playoffs, but who will be on...

Team USA to Play Czech Republic in Quarterfinal Showdown
February 18th, 2014 at 7:24 PM
After holding off Slovakia, the Czech Republic will take on Team USA in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament. ***PHOTO1*** The Czechs beat Slovakia 5-3, and they know they will be in for a tough test against the Americans. "I'm not putting myself down, but if we played best-of-seven I don't like my...