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Buffalo Sabres Forward Cory Conacher Scores His First Two Goals with the Team
March 21st, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The Buffalo Sabres claimed forward Cory Conacher off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators just before the trade deadline in an attempt to spark some offense. ***PHOTO1*** After being placed on a new line with some different style players, Conacher showed his skills in an attempt to solidify his future with the organization. Conacher was...

Nathan Lieuwen Making the Most of NHL Debut
March 17th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Many 22-year-olds are just finishing college and entering the job market. Nathan Lieuwen made his National Hockey League debut for the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night against the Montreal Canadiens.  "It's all a blur honestly," said Lieuwen. "They told me Sunday morning that I would be called up to backup Jhonas." In a season that...

Dominik Hasek to Be Inducted into Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame March 29
March 7th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The most decorated goalie in Buffalo Sabres history will soon join other franchise greats in the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Dominik Hasek will be honored in a pre-game ceremony March 29 at First Niagara Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Hasek was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks Aug. 7, 1992, in exchange for Stephane Beauregard...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Make Buffalo Market Highest in Ratings for U.S. Vs. Canada Olympics Game
February 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
More Buffalo-area fans than any others in the nation watched the United States lose to Canada Friday in the men's Olympic hockey semifinals. ***PHOTO1*** Numbers from NBC Sports show the Buffalo market posted a 12.1 rating for the game, which was shown on NBC Sports and CBC in the Buffalo market. That...

Buffalo Sabres to Blame for Concert Postponement, According to Justin Timberlake
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Pop star Justin Timberlake had to postpone his Buffalo show Feb. 22 due to an illness and rescheduling issues due in part to the Buffalo Sabres' schedule, he said Friday on "The Tonight Show." ***PHOTO1*** Timberlake addressed the show with host Jimmy Fallon. He postponed the Buffalo show and a Madison Square...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Continue to Tune into Winter Olympics
February 17th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
NBC's ratings for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics show Buffalo Sabres fans continue to tune in to the action. Saturday's shootout win over Russia for Team USA in men's hockey action was the most-watched hockey game ever on the NBC Sports Network. The 7:30 a.m. faceoff drew 4.1 viewers nationally and...

Buffalo Sabres Host Blood Drive on Feb. 10
February 9th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are giving away tickets as part of a blood drive they're hosting Feb. 10. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Niagara Center. Anyone who makes an appointment and keeps it gets two tickets to an upcoming game. Appointment-keepers also get locker room...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Help Propel Olympic Opening Ceremony Ratings
February 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Fans of the Buffalo Sabres - who traditionally rate highly in terms of viewing NBC sports telecasts - watched the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremonies en masse Friday. Numbers from NBC Sports show the ceremony from Sochi, Russia, drew a 20.4 rating and 33 share in the Buffalo viewing market. That tied...

Buffalo Sabres Fail to Capitalize on Recent Surge in Offense
January 22nd, 2014 at 6:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** The biggest problem the Buffalo Sabres have had this season is scoring goals. They are the only team in the National Hockey League to average fewer than two goals per game, averaging only 1.73 per game. The Sabres have scored only 83 goals this season, the only team to score...

Buffalo Sabres to Host Songwriters Roundtable
January 20th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Tickets are now on sale for the Buffalo Sabres' inaugural songwriters roundtable to benefit charity. ***PHOTO1*** Sabres UnPucked will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the First Niagara Center.. The event will feature the people who wrote top songs for Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Survivor and Jason Aldean, among other...

Buffalo Sabres Players to Go ‘Bald for Bucks’ in Support of Cancer Research
January 19th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Five Buffalo Sabres players are set to shave their heads Monday afternoon to help and show support for cancer patients. ***PHOTO1*** Players Mike Weber, Mark Pysyk, Alexander Sulzer, Brayden McNabb and Cody Hodgson will take part in the event at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The players...

Buffalo Sabres Game Against Carolina Hurricanes Rescheduled to Feb. 25
January 13th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' snowed-out game from last will be made up during the NHL's Olympic break.   League officials said the postponed game from Jan. 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes will be made up Feb. 25. That's the final day of the league's 17-day break so that players could take part in...

Buffalo Sabres Vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Game Cancelled Due to Severe Weather Conditions
January 7th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
Buffalo will not be "walking in a winter wonderland" tonight. Due to extreme weather conditions the entire city has practically shut down, including the First Niagara Center where the Buffalo Sabres were scheduled to meet the Carolina Hurricanes. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for all of WNY....

Powerplay Clicks for Buffalo Sabres Against New Jersey Devils
January 5th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Note: This story was written by Sabres 101 writer Richard Wade The Sabres got some unexpected help on Saturday night in the goal scoring department. Matt D'Agostini, claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins back on November 27th, scored one of two powerplay goals to help Buffalo get the win over New...

Buffalo Sabres Fans Tune in to NHL Winter Classic
January 4th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans remain strong supporters of the NHL Winter Classic even six years after their team hosted the New Year's Day game.   NBC recorded a 2.9 rating for this week's outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. That tied the 2009 classic between the Wings and...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller is NHL Second Star of the Week
December 30th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The hot end of the year enjoyed by the Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller has earned him league-wide honors. ***PHOTO1*** Miller was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week on Monday. He went 2-0-1 over the past week with a 1.55 goals-against average and .961 save percentage. His week was highlighted by...

Rochester Americans Lose Spengler Cup Opener 5-0 to Geneve-Servette
December 26th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Rochester Americans were shut out 5-0 in the opening game of the 2013 Spengler Cup. They lost to Geneve-Servette in Davos, Switzerland.   Matt Hackett made 32 saves for the loss in the tournament, an annual invitational event featuring Europe's top teams and college and minor league teams from North America....

Buffalo Sabres to Continue Winter Clothing Drive
December 13th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' winter clothing drive will continue for the next three home games. The club will gather new or gently used items like hats, gloves and coats before Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames, Tuesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets and the Dec. 19 game against the Boston Bruins. Items...

Buffalo Sabres Defenseman Nikita Zadorov Hitting Stride in Juniors
December 3rd, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov has played five games in juniors since being sent back down from the Buffalo Sabres. In that time, Zadorov has posted five points (two goals, three assists) including a shorthanded goal.  In the five games, Zadorov did have a four-game point streak which was snapped on Saturday. Zadorov was...

Buffalo Sabres Have New Faces in Old Places
November 20th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Note: The following story was written by Sabres 101 writer Richard Wade The Buffalo Sabres have been through a lot this season. The bearers of the worst record in the National Hockey League, the Sabres have become accustomed to losing during this mostly forgettable season. So why is a team not entirely...