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Buffalo Sabres Set to Host League-Leading Nashville Predators
February 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Friday's loss to the New York Rangers said pretty much everything there is to say about this season for the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** Facing a fourth-string goalie making his NHL debut (Mackenzie Skapski), the Sabres managed only one goal and fell, 3-1. They did fire 25 shots, but few of them were...

New-Look Buffalo Sabres Set to Host Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday
February 15th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres team that takes the ice Sunday night against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network) is far different from the Sabres team that last played. ***PHOTO1*** And Sunday's team will probably not be the same one that's fielded after next month's trade deadline. Such is life as an...

Buffalo Sabres’ Chris Stewart Looks to Focus on New York Islanders, not Trade Deadline
February 8th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart is certainly making the case that he could help another team as the NHL trade deadline looms. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart assisted on every Sabres goal in Buffalo's 3-2 win Saturday over the Dallas Stars. That continues a relative hot streak that's seen him register four goals and five...

Buffalo Sabres Slide Toward Infamy Entering Game Against Montreal Canadiens
February 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Whether Buffalo Sabres fans wanted it or not, their team is on the verge of setting a historic low. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres enter Tuesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens (7:30 p.m., MSG) on a 14-game losing streak. They haven't won since Dec. 27 and are one win from tying the...

Buffalo Sabres Open Four-Game Road Trip at Calgary Flames
January 27th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have been off long enough that fans probably forgot their team is on an 11-game losing streak. With the All-Star break now over, the Sabres will try to end that skid Tuesday night in Calgary (9 p.m., MSG). The game opens a four-game road trip for Buffalo,...

Buffalo Sabres Hope to Enter All-Star Break with Win Versus Detroit Red Wings
January 18th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres finally got a bit of offense Saturday, but it still wasn't enough to stop them from losing a franchise record 10th game in a row. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's three goals Saturday were the most they've scored since Dec. 27, and Saturday was the first time in four games the Sabres...

Buffalo Sabres Struggle for Answers with Philadelphia Flyers Coming to Town
January 17th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continue to set lows heading into Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's nine-game losing streak - all in regulation - is the longest in the NHL since 2007. The streak was capped by Thursday's 7-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild, which was the...

Buffalo Sabres to Face Ryan Suter-less Minnesota Wild Thursday
January 15th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres face off against the Minnesota Wild Thursday night, the Wild will be without defenseman Ryan Suter, who will be serving part of his two-game suspension. Suter, who was suspended for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie and targeting the head, will miss the game in Buffalo...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Stop Skid with Detroit Red Wings in Town
January 13th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
After being swept on a four-game road trip, the Buffalo Sabres might ordinarily be happy to be returning to the First Niagara Center. But the way they've played there lately hasn't been any better. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres enter Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., MSG) on a seven-game losing...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Build Another Winning Streak Entering Game with Ottawa Senators
December 29th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres snapped one streak in their shootout win Saturday over the New York Islanders. Now they'll look to snap another one when they play at the Ottawa Senators on Monday (7:30 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** Saturday's win ended Buffalo's four-game losing streak. But the Sabres have lost five straight...

Buffalo Sabres Host Revamped New York Islanders Team Saturday Night
December 27th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres acquired a New York Islanders' first-round draft pick in the Thomas Vanek trade last year, the expectation was that the Sabres and Islanders would continue their floundering ways for several seasons. ***PHOTO1*** When the Islanders opted last summer to keep their 2014 first-rounder and lock in that the...

Buffalo Sabres Bitten by Injury Bug Entering Detroit Red Wings Game
December 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are limping toward their Christmas break, with a rash of injuries forcing them to get creative i fielding a lineup for their game Tuesday night at the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres entered Sunday's game at the Boston Bruins already without Tyler Myers,...

Buffalo Sabres Look for Quick Rebound Against Boston Bruins
December 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
All the warm feelings surrounding the Buffalo Sabres have disappeared with two straight losses. Those defeats now have the team scrambling to avoid a return to the Connor McDavid sweepstakes with two straight tough road games to close out its pre-Christmas schedule. ***PHOTO1*** The first of those games is Sunday at the...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Keep Home Cooking Hot Against Colorado Avalanche
December 20th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had their four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday by the Winnipeg Jets. But they have another streak to try and extend when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday (7 p.m., MSG). ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres (13-17-2) have won 10 out of their last 14 games even with the loss. They've...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Begin Soaring up Standings Against Winnipeg Jets
December 16th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are in the midst of their hottest streak since the year the won the President's Trophy. But where that streak nearly eight years ago resulted in a Stanley Cup, the current one has yet to even get the team into the playoffs. ***PHOTO1*** Yet. The Sabres (13-16-2)...

Buffalo Sabres Close to Inching up in the Standings with Ottawa Senators in Town
December 15th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres enter tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators (7 p.m., MSG) in a surprise position. ***PHOTO1*** With a win, Buffalo (12-16-2) will move within a point of the Sens (12-12-5) for seventh place in the Atlantic Division. They'd also move within four points of a playoff in...

Buffalo Sabres Get Chance to Exact Revenge on Florida Panthers
December 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres haven't lost much lately, going on an 8-3 stretch that has temporarily put to bed any thoughts about "Tanking for McDavid." Saturday night, they'll get a chance for some revenge against one of the few teams to beat them in that stretch. ***PHOTO1*** The Florida Panthers (12-8-7) enter the...

Buffalo Sabres Begin Homestand Against Los Angeles Kings
December 9th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres kick off a four-game homestand Tuesday night against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network). ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are coming off a Florida road swing that saw lose two games by a combined 8-2 margin. Even so, the Sabres have still...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Host Los Angeles Kings Team That Would Be Wise to Emulate
December 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are set to host a team Tuesday that anyone within the Sabres organization would be justified in emulating. ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Kings are coming off their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons. That unprecedented success in southern California was preceded, though, but unprecedented failure. Before an improving Kings...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Get Back on Winning Track Against Florida Panthers
December 6th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres suffered a bad loss on Thursday to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and they are hoping to turn things around tonight against the Florida Panthers at 7 pm. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo had won six of the last seven games before the 5-0 debacle against the Lightning. The Sabres will face a...