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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...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller Will Sit for Team USA’s First Match Vs. Slovakia
February 12th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team will get their first taste of Olympic action at 7:30 a.m. Thursday it faces off against Slovakia - only the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller will be on the bench.  ***PHOTO1*** The Americans come into the tournament after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Team Canada in the...

Rochester Americans Enter Game at First Niagara Center on Hot Streak
February 8th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliate will play in the big club's arena Saturday night riding their best streak of the season. The Rochester Americans will "host" the Grand Rapids Griffins (7:05 p.m.) having won eight of their last nine games. They most recently beat the Hershey Bears 4-1 Friday night in...

Buffalo Sabres Lack Passion Entering Break; Ottawa Senators Close Out Pre-Olympics Schedule
February 6th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
With the Buffalo Sabres set to occupy the spoiler role for the final couple months of the NHL season, players and coaches alike are looking within to see what players will bring enough energy to the ice to warrant a future with Buffalo. Based on their effort Wednesday night, few of...

Buffalo Sabres Have Tough Test Ahead in Pittsburgh Penguins
February 5th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres limp toward the Olympic break secure in their grasp of last place in the NHL and the presumptive first pick in this summer's NHL Draft.   Buffalo seemingly iced its unenviable spot Monday in losing a home game to the Edmonton Oilers, the only NHL club within striking distance...

Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers Battle in Last Place Duel
February 3rd, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The only two teams with a realistic shot at the No. 1 draft pick in this summer's NHL draft will duel tonight when the Buffalo Sabres host the Edmonton Oilers (7 p.m., MSG).   The Sabres (15-31-8, 38 points) and Oilers (18-33-6, 42 points) are firmly entrenched at the bottom of their...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Sweep Brief Road Trip as They Face Colorado Avalanche
February 1st, 2014 at 11:30 AM
For a look at how to properly rebuild an NHL franchise, the Buffalo Sabres need to look no farther than to the opposite bench this afternoon. Buffalo wraps up its brief two-game western swing against the Colorado Avalanche (3 p.m., MSG), who were in a spot quite similar to Buffalo's two years...

Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals Meet in Battle of Slumping Squads
January 28th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres look to end a slump tonight against pretty much the only team against which they've enjoyed any success this season. The Sabres entertain the Washington Capitals (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network) , whom Buffalo has beaten both times the teams have played this year in a shooting. A...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Second Shocker Against Pittsburgh Penguins
January 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres ended their five-game streak Saturday night in the unlikeliest of ways, snapping the Columbus Blue Jackets' eight-game winning streak in Ohio. Now, to begin a winning streak the Sabres will have to pull off a similarly shocking performance against the Eastern Conference's best team. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres enter Monday night's...

Buffalo Sabres Hope to End Losing Streak by Snapping Columbus Blue Jackets’ Win Streak
January 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The NHL's coldest team will play the league's hottest team Saturday night when the Columbus Blue Jackets host the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo enters Ohio on a five-game losing streak that's seen the Sabres lose despite scoring three goals each game; one of those games was a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus...