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Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Jonathan Bernier from Los Angeles Kings
June 23rd, 2013 at 7:04 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' path back to the playoffs got tougher Sunday after the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired netminder Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings. The Leafs sent forward Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick out West for Bernier, who should enter training camp in September neck-and-neck...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Hang Tough in Northeast Division
January 19th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
With the Boston Bruins having to skate without their top netminder for the shortened 2013 season and the rest of the Northeast Division looking largely as it did in 2011-12, the Buffalo Sabres figure to remain competitive for a second division title in four seasons. Following is a capsule look at...

Ontario Officials Aim to Make Toronto a Two-Team NHL Market
August 13th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A neighboring city in the greater Toronto region is making a big push to land an NHL franchise. Officials in Markham, just north of Toronto, unveiled plans last week for a 20,000-seat, $325 million arena. The hope is to break ground later this year and have the arena done in time...

Buffalo Sabres’ Rival, Tim Thomas, Contemplating a Break from Hockey
June 1st, 2012 at 9:34 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres play the Boston Bruins, one of the more intriguing headlines is usually the goaltender battle between Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas. That matchup may not happen next season, as Thomas is considering taking next season off voluntarily, NHL.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** Thomas has one year remaining on his current contract...

Buffalo Sabres’ Division Rivals Ousted from Playoffs
April 27th, 2012 at 9:19 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres were eliminated from the playoffs by the Philadelphia Flyers last season, they not only had to deal with the fact that they were done playing hockey for the season, but they also had to sit and watch as their division rival, the Boston Bruins, won the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Top Five Moments That Defined 2011-12 Season
April 8th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
To say that the Buffalo Sabres' 2011-12 season was a disappointment is an understatement. Buoyed by the big splash last off-season (Ville Leino, Robyn Regehr and Christian Ehrhoff were added), the fans expected big things this year. What they got was a third premature tee time in five years, as the Sabres...

Buffalo Sabres Have to Earn Playoff Berth the Hard Way in Season’s Final Week
April 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
In one weekend, the Buffalo Sabres effective killed what they'd spent two months creating. Seven weeks after occupying last place in the Eastern Conference, the Buffalo Sabres were all alone in eighth place after beating the Washington Capitals on March 27. But Buffalo lost to Pittsburgh and Toronto March 30-31, and Washington claimed two wins to give...

Buffalo Sabres by the Numbers: Scoring Woes are Truly Offensive
January 9th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres' offensive struggles in the 2011-12 season have been well-documented, but a crunching of the numbers provides a bit more insight - and reason to fear missing the playoffs. ***PHOTO1***  Consider these statistics: The Sabres' 2.6 goals per game put them at 21st in the league in scoring per outing. Their 107 goals are second-worst in the Eastern Conference (the New York Islanders...

NHL Players Association Shoots Down Realignment Proposal
January 7th, 2012 at 3:34 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will have to put their enhanced Florida travel plans on hold at least one more season. The NHL Players Association on Friday blocked a proposal by the owners to realign the league into four conferences next season. The proposal - which would have moved Tampa Bay and Florida in the Sabres' current division -...

Buffalo Sabres Prove to Have Average Season So Far by the Numbers
December 19th, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Buffalo Sabres fans have clammored all year for a better performance by their team. At 16-13-3, Buffalo is exactly .500 this season. With 35 points, the team is tied for second place in the Northeast Division and holds an Eastern Conference playoff spot - at least for now. But what else is going on for the 2011-12 carnation of the Buffalo Sabres. A...

Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff Joins Rarer Air with Each NHL Coach Firing
December 17th, 2011 at 3:54 PM
The Montreal Canadiens game up Saturday on coach Jacques Martin, firing him after two-plus season as his struggling squad limped into action Saturday with a 13-12-7 record, good for 33 points and last place in the Northeast Division. Three spots up in the division standings - and two points, the Buffalo Sabres' Lindy Ruff sleeps soundly,...

Buffalo Sabres in the Thick of Tight Northeast Division
December 15th, 2011 at 10:03 AM
While the struggles of the Buffalo Sabres have been widely discussed, the team still remains competitive in what has become the tightest division in the NHL. The Northeast division has two teams tied at 33 points (Buffalo and Montreal), while the Ottawa Senators are hot on their tails at 32 points....

Buffalo Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth Answering the Call, Keeping Sabres Competitive.
November 27th, 2011 at 4:20 PM
Since Buffalo Sabres starting goaltender Ryan Miller was sidelined with a concussion, the Buffalo Sabres have relied on their backup Jhonas Enroth. Since becoming the starter, Enroth has helped the Sabres remain competitive in the Eastern Conference with a 3-3-1 record and has a total record this season of  8-3-1.  While the season...

Buffalo Sabres Top Northeast Division Despite Struggles
November 20th, 2011 at 12:09 PM
It has been widely discussed around the hockey community that the Buffalo Sabres seem to be struggling during this young season. Ryan Miller hasn't showed his best stuff before suffering a concussion, Ville Leino has just two goals and three assists and Christian Ehrhoff has turned into a turnover machine. That...

Milan Lucic not Suspended for Hit on Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller
November 14th, 2011 at 4:16 PM
The NHL has decided not to discipline the Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic for the hit he delivered to Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller on Saturday that knocked him out of the lineup indefinitely with a concussion. Brendan Shanahan, the league's senior vice president of player safety, cited Lucic's lack of intent...

Did Buffalo Sabres Do Enough to Defend Ryan Miller on Milan Lucic Hit?
November 13th, 2011 at 3:42 PM
In the wake of the Boston Bruins' 6-2 thumping of the Buffalo Sabres, what perhaps stands out more than the final score is the response - or lack thereof - by Buffalo skaters after Ryan Miller got thumped by Boston's Milan Lucic in the first period: ***VIDEO1*** Miller, who suffered what seemed...

Buffalo Sabres to Take on Ottawa Senators, Look for Second Straight Win
November 5th, 2011 at 3:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will look to build on Friday night's victory when they travel to Ottawa to play the Senators Saturday at 7 pm. Being on the road could serve well for Buffalo as they are 4-1 away from the First Niagara Center this season. The Sabres also hope that being away from...

Buffalo Sabres Return Home in Good Shape
October 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 PM
The bad news? The Buffalo Sabres were pasted Saturday night by the Tamps Bay Lightning, 3-0. The good news? The team's four-game road trip is over, and now begins a five-game homestand. The Sabres went 3-1-0 on their four-game road trip and stand at 5-2-0 overall, one point behind the Toronto Maple...

Buffalo Sabres Walking the Walk of NHL Royalty
October 21st, 2011 at 1:00 AM
There are two things that good hockey teams in the NHL do: Keep control early in games, and beat the teams they should beat. In correcting the former Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres took another step toward becoming one of the NHL's elite teams. Buffalo, despite its 5-1-0 record, has made a...

Buffalo Sabres Prove to Be Road Warriors
October 19th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Even Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" has spent more time at home lately than the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have played only one of their five games this season at home - but those trips out of town include a week-long swing through Europe to open the season. Much to...