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Buffalo Sabres Suffer Tough-Luck Overtime Loss to Boston Bruins
October 30th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
The Buffalo Sabres showed a lot of early energy Thursday night against the Boston Bruins, trying to respond from one of the worst effort in franchise history Tuesday in Toronto. ***PHOTO1*** They couldn't keep it up, for for 55 minutes it seemed as though they might be able to hold on for...

Buffalo Sabres Themed Tim Hortons Now Open at HARBORcenter
October 30th, 2014 at 1:33 PM
The Buffalo Sabres themed Tim Hortons restaurant opened for business Thursday morning and just like that, HARBORcenter is open for business. ***PHOTO1*** Kim Pegula was on hand when the restaurant opened and shook hands with customers as they entered the restaurant that is dedicated to the Buffalo Sabres. The history of...

Buffalo Sabres Looking for Spark After Terrible Start
October 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
To say the Buffalo Sabres have stumbled out of the gate would be an understatement, and the team is well aware of its struggles. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo is 2-8-0 on the season and have been shutout four times in 10 games. Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo registered a franchise-low 10 shots....

Former Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Ryan Miller Hits 300 Career Wins
October 30th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Ryan Miller made a name for himself as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, but he's continuing to succeed as a member of the Vancouver Canucks as he posted 300 wins for his career Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Miller is continuing his excellence in a season that is watching the Sabres struggle at the...

Buffalo Sabres Have Bleak Stats for Shots for, Against
October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have cooked the perfect recipe for disaster this season, as not shooting the puck and allowing massive amounts of shots have them back in the cellar of the NHL. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are giving up a league-worst 36.7 shots-per-game, while generating another league-worst 21.8 shots-per-game. There's little question as...

Buffalo Sabres Could Break Record for Fewest Goals in a Single Season
October 29th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The offense for the Buffalo Sabres this season has been absolutely putrid, and could very well be historically terrible. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have scored 11 goals in 10 games and have been shutout four times this season. The Florida Panthers have one less goal, but have played three games less than Buffalo....

Buffalo Sabres Collapse in Third Period, Get Shutout by Toronto Maple Leafs
October 28th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Michal Neuvirth kept the Buffalo Sabres in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but a barrage of shots proved to be too much for him, as the Sabres were beaten 4-0. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo didn't do much to help Neuvirth defensively, as they allowed 37 shots to get to their net-minder. They...

Buffalo Sabres Hope to Build Consistency Entering Game Against Toronto Maple Leafs
October 28th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres, more than just about anything else, just want a bit of consistency this season. ***PHOTO1*** They finally claimed their first regulation win of the season Saturday, when they edged the San Jose Sharks. Now heading north of the border to face the Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., MSG), talk...

Michal Neuvirth Gets the Nod Tonight Against Toronto Maple Leafs
October 28th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Michal Neuvirth earned his first win as a member of the Buffalo Sabres against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, and head coach Ted Nolan is hoping for a duplicate performance tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. ***PHOTO1*** Neuvirth has struggled most of the season, but so has the rest of the...

Patrick Kaleta Nearing Return for Buffalo Sabres
October 28th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
After suffering a facial injury on Sept. 28, Patrick Kaleta's road to recovery has been a long one, but he appears to be eyeing a return for the Buffalo Sabres soon. ***PHOTO1*** Kaleta has had unfortunate injuries both this season and last, and has yet to play a regular season game for...

Buffalo Sabres Seeing Lack of Production from Recent Signings
October 27th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres entered free agency, the team was looking for defensive stability and offensive support. ***PHOTO1*** So far, the team has seen neither from their newly signed players and are looking for answers. The biggest move the Sabres made was bringing in captain Brian Gionta from the Montreal Canadiens....

Buffalo Sabres Fans Watch as St. Louis Blues Stumble Out of the Gate
October 27th, 2014 at 1:34 PM
While most Buffalo Sabres fans are hoping for the top overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the Sabres may get help in those odds from an unexpected place, the St. Louis Blues. ***PHOTO1*** Last season the Sabres traded goalie Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott to the Blues and as...

Buffalo Sabres to Hold Event Geared Toward Female Fan-Base Thursday
October 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres will hold an event targeting the female fan-base on Thursday when the team takes on the Boston Bruins. ***PHOTO1*** The first 'Sabres Style Girls Night Out' event will begin at 5:30 on Thursday with a pregame party in the Pinnacle Club at the First Niagara Center, which is in...

Buffalo Sabres Could Easily Have Fewer Points in October Compared to Last Season
October 27th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are enduring season No. 2 of suffering, and this October could be even worse than last for the team. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo earned five points in October last season, and have four to this point of the season. They have games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins to...

Buffalo Sabres’ Punchline Status Punctuated by Win Against San Jose Sharks
October 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans should be happy that their team finally won a regulation game, a 2-1 decision Saturday in California over the San Jose Sharks. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, all the win's done is serve as fodder to feed the Sharks to the critics at the Sabres' expense. Criticism fiercely flew in the hours after...

Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth Have Similar Stats Early in the Season
October 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres traded Ryan Miller last season, many expected Jhonas Enroth to take the No. 1 job and run with it. ***PHOTO1*** He has proven that he is not capable of doing so, and his backup, Michal Neuvirth, has echoed that sentiment. Both Enroth (3.13) and Neuvirth (3.02) have a goals-against-average...

Sam Reinhart Records First NHL Point for Buffalo Sabres
October 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Sam Reinhart has played seven of his nine-game tryout, and finally found his name on the score sheet for the Buffalo Sabres Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Reinhart earned an assist in Buffalo's 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, and earned a season-high 16 shifts in the game. There is no word on whether...

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...