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Buffalo Sabres’ Losing Streak Extended to 13 Games After Loss to Edmonton Oilers
January 30th, 2015 at 12:34 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have still yet to win a game in the 2015 calendar year after dropping a 3-2 decision tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. ***PHOTO1*** Tyler Myers scored very early in the first period to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead, but Edmonton rallied back with three unanswered goals. Rasmus Ristolainen...

Miserable Losing Streak Continues for Buffalo Sabres with Loss to Calgary Flames
January 27th, 2015 at 11:34 PM
Chris Stewart scored the first goal of the game for the Buffalo Sabres tonight, but then the Calgary Flames scored four unanswered goals to hand the Sabres yet another loss. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart's goal came on the power play in the first period, which was matched by a Johnny Gaudreau power play goal...

Buffalo Sabres Squander Lead, Lose to Detroit Red Wings
January 18th, 2015 at 10:54 PM
The Buffalo Sabres squandered a 3-0 lead against the Detroit Red Wings, eventually losing 6-4. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo scored three goals in the first period, including a power play goal from Chris Stewart. Buffalo would then allow five unanswered goals to Detroit. Tyler Ennis would get the Sabres back within one with his...

Buffalo Sabres Coach Ted Nolan Decries Lack of Effort from Veterans Amid Losing Skid
January 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan doesn't always wear his emotions on his sleeve. But after Thursday's 7-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild, he took certain unnamed players on his team to task for what he considered a lack of effort. ***PHOTO1*** The team put forth as little effort as would seem possible...

Buffalo Sabres Disheartened by Poor Showing in Front of Home Fans
January 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The look on Josh Gorges' face after the Buffalo Sabres' 7-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild Thursday said it all. ***PHOTO1*** Slumped over at his locker stall, Gorges was utterly dejected when reporters entered the locker room. Every player was downfallen, but Gorges seeming had taken that position the second he left...

Buffalo Sabres Humiliated in 7-0 Loss to Minnesota Wild
January 15th, 2015 at 10:15 PM
There's nothing like a game against the Buffalo Sabres to cure what's ailing an NHL team. And Thursday night was the sort of effort that left even the Sabres- no strangers to bad losses speechless. ***PHOTO1*** The Minnesota Wild - who entered Thursday night on an 0-4-1 skid - scored early...

Buffalo Sabres Can’t Find a Win Despite Strong Outing from Michal Neuvirth
January 9th, 2015 at 10:16 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had a chance going into the third period tonight, mostly because of goaltender Michal Neuvirth, but a late goal from Steven Stamkos put an end to that, dropping the Sabres for the seventh consecutive time. ***PHOTO1*** Valtteri Filppula opened the scoring early in the first period. The Sabres would...

Bad Bounces Bury Buffalo Sabres Against Carolina Hurricanes
January 8th, 2015 at 9:48 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes, but a couple of bad bounces put the game out of reach. ***PHOTO1*** While the Sabres trailed 2-1, Eric Staal scored on a wrap-around attempt that was originally going to miss the net altogether. The puck shot to the front of...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Another One to New Jersey Devils
January 6th, 2015 at 9:44 PM
The Buffalo Sabres found some relief on the defensive front, but it didn't make a difference as the New Jersey Devils as Buffalo fell 4-1. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres allowed three-straight goals in the first period, including a short-handed goal from Travis Zajac. Mikhail Grigorenko scored on the power play in the second...

Buffalo Sabres Shutout Against Florida Panthers
January 2nd, 2015 at 9:55 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have had issues solving goaltender Roberto Luongo, and those troubles continued tonight as they were shutout 2-0 against the Florida Panthers. ***PHOTO1*** Brad Boyes opened the scoring early in the first period against his former club. Nick Bjugstad added a power play marker later on in the frame. The...

Buffalo Sabres Struck by Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1
December 31st, 2014 at 9:04 PM
The Buffalo Sabres lacked energy and focus and as a result they took a 5-1 pounding from the Tampa Bay Lightning. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres allowed thee goals in the third period and generated just 11 shots in the entire game. Nikita Kucherov scored twice for Tampa Bay, and also added an...

Bobby Ryan Proves to Be Too Much for Buffalo Sabres
December 29th, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Bobby Ryan has been known as a goal-scorer for his entire career, and the Buffalo Sabres got a first-hand look at the damage he can do as the Ottawa Senators dumped the Sabres 5-2. ***PHOTO1*** Ryan scored a natural hat-trick for Ottawa, and Clarke MacArthur and Colin Greening added insurance markers to...

Buffalo Sabres Complete Comeback Against New York Islanders with Shootout Victory
December 27th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
The Buffalo Sabres trailed the New York Islanders 3-0 in the third period, but found a late rally and eventually completed the comeback in the shootout. ***PHOTO1*** Nick Leddy scored for New York in the first period, and John Tavares scored twice in the second to give New York the commanding lead....

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 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 Dumped by Colorado Avalanche
December 20th, 2014 at 9:42 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were knocked back to reality tonight as they were blasted by the Colorado Avalanche 5-1. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres allowed a regular-strength goal, power play goal, short-handed goal and an empty net goal in the loss, as the Avalanche completely dominated the entire game. Jarome Iginla had three assists, while...

Buffalo Sabres’ Winning Streak Stopped at Four After Ugly Loss to Winnipeg Jets
December 16th, 2014 at 10:47 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had plenty of quality chances, but Ondrej Pavelec shut the door early, and the Winnipeg Jets soared to a 5-1 victory tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Special teams really hurt Buffalo tonight, though their only goal of the game came on the power play. The Sabres failed to score on a two-man...

Buffalo Sabres Extend Home Winning Streak to Six Games After Shootout Win Over Ottawa Senators
December 15th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are officially red hot at home after securing a sixth-straight win at home tonight against the Ottawa Senators. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres and Senators swapped leads, as Bobby Ryan opened the scoring in the first period. Buffalo would answer in the second with three straight goals by Rasmus Ristolainen, Matt...

Buffalo Sabres Edge Florida Panthers in Overtime
December 13th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno each scored a goal, and Nikita Zadorov provided the overtime-winner as the Buffalo Sabres dumped the Florida Panthers 4-3 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Hodgson opened the scoring just 2:06 into the game after a nice feed from Patrick Kaleta. Foligno would provide a second goal later in the frame...

Buffalo Sabres Ride Top Line to Victory Against Calgary Flames
December 11th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Matt Moulson scored a pair of goals and Tyler Ennis had three points as the Buffalo Sabres secured a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. ***PHOTO1*** Moulson opened the scoring after a great play by Ennis to steal the puck from a Calgary defender. Ennis found Moulson alone in front, and he...