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Buffalo Sabres Close Out Preseason with 5-1 Loss to Carolina Hurricanes
October 4th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Michal Neuvirth likely played his way into the No. 2 goaltending job for the Buffalo Sabres after allowing five goals in 37 shots in a 5-1 preseason loss Friday night to the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** Neuvirth allowed at least five goals in both of his preseason starts, while Jhonas Enroth pitched one...

Buffalo Sabres Explode Offensively, Roll Washington Capitals
October 1st, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The Buffalo Sabres erupted for six goals, including one from Sam Reinhart, as the Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 6-1 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Moulson scored twice and Chris Stewart continued his impressive preseason with two assists and a dominating fight. Drew Stafford, Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis were the other Sabres that...

Chris Stewart Shines in Buffalo Sabres Loss to Toronto Maple Leafs
September 26th, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Chris Stewart scored two goals and contributed with a fight, but it wasn't enough for the Buffalo Sabres as they lost 6-4 to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Stewart looked like the power forward the Sabres will need in the future. He played hard and was able to get the puck...

Buffalo Sabres End Season with Seven Game Skid
April 13th, 2014 at 11:42 PM
There couldn't have been a better way for the Buffalo Sabres to end their season than the way they did, ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo had a two-goal lead against the New York Islanders, but eventually dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to lose their seventh-straight game. Connor Knapp made his first career start, being the...

Buffalo Sabres Get Pumbled by Boston Bruins as Season’s End Nears
April 12th, 2014 at 9:50 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their losing ways today as they were dismantled by the Boston Bruins 4-1.  ***PHOTO1*** The loss is Buffalo's sixth-straight, and the Bruins clinched the President's Trophy with the win. Buffalo's season was over a long time ago, but the real story of the game is how many injuries...

Buffalo Sabres Fall to New York Rangers on the Road
April 10th, 2014 at 11:57 PM
In the Sabres second last road game of the season, the team failed to muster up the offensive firepower to defeat the playoff-bound New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, falling 2-1.  ***PHOTO1*** For the Sabres, the game was much of the same. The team was unable to give starting goaltender Matt...

Buffalo Sabres Lose to Detroit Red Wings, but Zemgus Girgensons Shows Off
April 8th, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons proves to be the most outstanding player on the team in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Girgensons was the only player to score for the Sabres, regardless, they still lost 4-2. His first goal, assisted by Cody Hodgson and Mike Weber, took place in...

Ville Leino Scores Shootout-Winner to Clinch April Fool’s Day Win for Buffalo Sabres
April 1st, 2014 at 10:14 PM
No, this is not a practical joke, Ville Leino scored the deciding goal in the shootout for the Buffalo Sabres to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2. ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately for Leino, the goal doesn't count toward his stats, so technically he has zero goals on the year. Nevertheless, the Sabres earn the...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Decision Despite Gift from Tampa Bay Lightning
March 29th, 2014 at 10:04 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal on themselves, but it wasn't enough for the Buffalo Sabres to come away with a victory as they lost in overtime 4-3. ***PHOTO1*** Cory Conacher was being called for hooking in the third period, but the Lightning had control of the puck. Tampa Bay pulled their goaltender...

Matt Hackett Shines Despite Buffalo Sabres’ Shutout Loss to Montreal Canadiens
March 25th, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Matt Hackett made his second career start for the Buffalo Sabres tonight, and played well, but was unable to secure a victory as the Buffalo Sabres were shutout by the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. ***PHOTO1*** Hackett stopped 33 of 35 shots and was faced with six Montreal power plays. Only one of the goals...

Buffalo Sabres Give up Early Lead, Fall 4-2 to Vancouver Canucks
March 24th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The Buffalo Sabres did Sunday night what they haven't done most of the season, scoring two early goals to jump ahead of the Vancouver Canucks. But four unanswered Vancouver goals did the Sabres in in a 4-2 loss. Tyler Ennis and Jamie McBain gave Buffalo its two-goal advantage just 3:29 into...

Buffalo Sabres Win Against Edmonton Oilers During a Crucial Transitional Phase
March 21st, 2014 at 1:18 AM
The Buffalo Sabres ended a seven game losing streak against the Edmonton Oilers tonight, winning 3-1. ***PHOTO1*** Although the end of the regular season is near, it is still exciting to see the Sabres leave with a win. It has, with out a doubt, been a difficult season as a Sabres fan,...

Buffalo Sabres Get Dominated, Lose to Montreal Canadiens 2-0
March 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
This Buffalo Sabres season has been extremely frustrating for fans. Tonight at First Niagara Center wasn't any different. The Montreal Canadiens dominated the Sabres, winning easily by the score of 2-0.  Montreal did all the scoring in the first period. After a scrum in front of the net, Dale Weise put Montreal...

Buffalo Sabres Lose Fourth Game in a Row; This Time to Carolina Hurricanes
March 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
The Buffalo Sabres just concluded a four game losing streak, with the last tally being the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** It is no secret that the Sabres have been adapting a new approach since letting go of key veterans on the team, however, it seems as thought they are back at square one....

Buffalo Sabres Drop Snoozer to Nashville Predators
March 11th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Drew Stafford scored early in the first period of his 500th career NHL game, but the Buffalo Sabres went into sleep-mode shortly after, as they suffered a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. ***PHOTO1*** Jhonas Enroth had a tough night in goal, allowing three goals on 23 shots faced, and former Sabre Paul...

Buffalo Sabres Fall Short to Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
March 9th, 2014 at 10:46 PM
The hometown kid prevailed once again as Patrick Kane scored a goal to help his Chicago Blackhawks edge the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Kane's goal opened the scoring in the game. Tyler Ennis thought he tied the game for Buffalo shortly after, but instead was called for hooking goaltender Corey Crawford....

Buffalo Sabres Shut Out by Florida Panthers, 2-0
March 8th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Michael Neuvirth made 42 saves in his Buffalo Sabres debut Friday, but the rest of the club did nothing to help him as Buffalo fell 2-0 to the Florida Panthers. ***PHOTO1*** Neuvirth made his first start for Buffalo after the team traded for him Wednesday from the Washington Capitals. He allowed a power-play...

Buffalo Sabres’ Goalie Jhonas Enroth Shuts Down the Tampa Bay Lightning
March 6th, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Buffalo Sabres' Jhonas Enroth commands the number one goaltender position in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres scored three goals against Tampa Bay tonight while the odds were against them. By the end of the game the Sabres had a total of 21 shots on goal to Tampa's...

Buffalo Sabres Back to Losing Ways After Loss to Dallas Stars
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:55 PM
The Buffalo Sabres watched their season-high three game losing streak come to an end tonight when they lost 3-2 to the Dallas Stars. ***PHOTO1*** Jhonas Enroth played a solid game for the Sabres, stopping 36 of 39 shots. Dallas tested Enroth endlessly, but Enroth stood on his head to keep the Sabres in the game. Unfortunately...

Buffalo Sabres Record First Three-game Winning Streak of Year After Beating San Jose Sharks
March 1st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Lost amid Friday's trade news for the Buffalo Sabres was the fact that the team began an unprecedented string of success for this horrid 2013-14 season. Buffalo scored three goals in the third period, and Jhonas Enroth made 36 saves after getting the last-minute start after Ryan Miller's trade to guide...