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Buffalo Sabres Host to Regain Flight Against Anaheim Ducks
October 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres couldn't really be starting their West Coast trip at a worse time. ***PHOTO1*** The struggling Sabres begin their three-game California jaunt tonight against the Anaheim Ducks (10:30 p.m., MSG) The Ducks have won five straight games to vault to the top of the Pacific Division. The Sabres, meanwhile, are...

Struggling Buffalo Sabres Heading into a Gauntlet Over the Next Few Weeks
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:56 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have stumbled out of the gate and are struggling to score. ***PHOTO1*** Now the team is heading out west to face some of the best talent on the west coast. But once the Sabres head back east, the schedule doesn't get any easier. The next game that the...

Connor McDavid Arrives in Buffalo for OHL Game
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Connor McDavid will play his first game at the First Niagara Center tonight as a member of the Erie Otters. ***PHOTO1*** Many fans of the Buffalo Sabres are hoping the team can land McDavid in the upcoming draft, but not many have actually seen him play live. Tonight's game will allow that...

Buffalo Sabres Looking for Energy During West Coast Trip
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have been miserable this season, but with a tough trip to California, the Sabres are hoping to find some energy. ***PHOTO1*** Sabres.com reported that the team had one of the most energetic practices this season yesterday. The Sabres have been flat at some point in every game of this...

Despite Slow Start, the Hockey News Ranks Buffalo Sabres 27th in Power Rankings
October 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Hockey News' Ken Campbell released his latest NHL power rankings Monday, and surprisingly the Buffalo Sabres weren't at the bottom of the pile. ***PHOTO1*** After a dismal weekend in which the Sabres failed to score a single goal in two home games, the Sabres head to the west coast...

New York Islanders Could Leave Buffalo Sabres with Low Draft Pick
October 21st, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Islanders were not a very good team last season, and with the Buffalo Sabres getting their first round pick, many fans were hoping they would be equally as bad this season. ***PHOTO1*** That does not appear to be the case. The Sabres have three picks in the first round of...

NHL Proves to Be Prepared for Domestic Violence Situations with Slava Voynov Suspension
October 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The NHL has suspended LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely while the league conducts an investigation regarding his arrest on charges of domestic violence Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The league suspended Voynov under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, per NHL.com, which gives the NHL the power to suspend a player pending the...

Buffalo Sabres Find History Repeating Itself Early in 2014-15 Season
October 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were expected to be among the worst teams in the NHL in 2014-15. Coming off a league-worst finish in 2013-14, it seems the club has shown no improvement at all in the early going. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have started this year 1-5-0, with that one victory coming in a...

Buffalo Sabres AHL Affiliate Rochester Americans Top Toronto Marlies 4-1
October 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate Rochester Americans continued to pile on the goals as the cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Four different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Amerks and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen made 24 saves. The Amerks are now in a tie with the Marlies...

Buffalo Sabres AHL Affiliate Rochester Americans to Televise 12 Games in Buffalo; Rochester
October 20th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
The Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate Rochester Americans have announced their local television schedule for the Buffalo and Rochester areas. ***PHOTO1*** The Amerks will simulcast radio and television for 12 regular season games. The games, 10 of which are home games, will be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. In Rochester, that is channel...

Buffalo Sabres in Similar Position Compared to Last Season
October 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres had a historically bad season last year, and it looks as if history may be repeating itself. ***PHOTO1*** Through six games of the year, the Sabres have just one more point than they had in their first six games last season. The Sabres earned a point in an overtime...

Upcoming West Coast Trip Expected to Be Tough for Buffalo Sabres
October 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are off to yet another poor start, and it doesn't look like it will be getting any better this week. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres will head west to play three of the powerhouse teams in the conference. Buffalo will start the swing against the Anaheim Ducks, who already manhandled Buffalo...

Despite Slow Start; Buffalo Sabres Have Strong Home Attendance
October 19th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
It's no secret that Buffalo Sabres fans are known for being fiercely loyal. If there are any skeptics, a simple look into the team's attendance records shows this to be true. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres finished in last place last season and could be on their way to doing the same...

Buffalo Sabres Struggling This Season as Many Expected
October 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Fans were not expecting a sudden rise of a historically bad Buffalo Sabres team from a year ago, but they hoped to see some improvement this season. ***PHOTO1*** Early in the season, that improvement has not been there. The Sabres have now been shutout twice in two nights, being outscored 5-0 in that...

Buffalo Sabres Get Blanked, Fall to Boston Bruins 4-0
October 18th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
Playing two games in two nights is difficult for even the best teams. After getting shutout by the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Friday night, the Sabres followed up the lackluster performance with another dud against the Boston Bruins, losing 4-0 at the First Niagara Center. ***PHOTO1*** The highlight for the Sabres was...

Sam Reinhart Sees Playing Time Decrease as Season Continues
October 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Sam Reinhart has played five games of his nine-game tryout for the Buffalo Sabres this season, and though the team has yet to publicly tip its hand on a decision on his season, his playing time suggests he may not be around the rest of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Reinhart topped 13 minutes...

Buffalo Sabres Goalie Jhonas Enroth: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
October 18th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Jhonas Enroth has longed for his chance to be the No. 1 goaltender for a franchise, and he has been given that chance with the Buffalo Sabres this season. ***PHOTO1*** Through four starts, Enroth has shown why he both worthy of the chance, and also why he may not be the answer...

Buffalo Sabres Blanked by Florida Panthers
October 17th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their struggles against Roberto Luongo, as the star goaltender shut the door 26 times to shut the Sabres out 1-0. ***PHOTO1*** Sean Bergenheim scored the only goal for the Panthers early in the second period, but that's all they would need. The Sabres gave the puck away too...

Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers Set Sights on Future as Young Stars Set to Meet
October 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
In one regard, Friday night's game between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m., MSG) is a potential snoozefest between two of the worst teams in the NHL last season. ***PHOTO1*** In another regard, though, it could be a glimpse at the future of the league. The game features the top two...

Buffalo Sabres Trainer Rip Simonick Will Be Inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
October 17th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres and Robert "Rip" Simonick have been synonymous for as long as many Sabres fans can remember. Simonick has been the Sabres equipment manager, and the keeper of many Sabres stories since the team's inception in 1970. ***PHOTO1*** Simonick has made many friends in his time with the team,...