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Buffalo Sabres’ Winning Streak Stopped at Four After Ugly Loss to Winnipeg Jets
December 16th, 2014 at 10:47 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had plenty of quality chances, but Ondrej Pavelec shut the door early, and the Winnipeg Jets soared to a 5-1 victory tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Special teams really hurt Buffalo tonight, though their only goal of the game came on the power play. The Sabres failed to score on a two-man...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Luke Adam, Acquire Jerry D’Amigo from Columbus Blue Jackets
December 16th, 2014 at 8:05 PM
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray made his first move this season, though it was a somewhat small transaction. ***PHOTO1*** Murray traded forward Luke Adam to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jerry D'Amigo. D'Amigo will stay in the AHL and will join the Rochester Americans. “We feel that this was a good deal...

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 Forward Chris Stewart Linked to More Teams in Trade Talks
December 16th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The NHL trade freeze is set to begin at midnight on December 19, bringing an increased focus on potential trades to be made. For the Buffalo Sabres, that means an increased interest in forward Chris Stewart. ***PHOTO1*** SI.com's Allan Muir says that Sabres general manager Tim Murray is willing to trade Stewart,...

Buffalo Sabres Recall Forward Mikhail Grigorenko from Rochester Americans
December 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. ***PHOTO1*** Grigorenko's call-up is a result of forward Torrey Mitchell suffering a lower body injury in the Sabres 5-4 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators Monday night. There is no...

Leadership Propelling Buffalo Sabres to Relevancy
December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are going through a maturation process while learning how to win, and it all seems to be finally coming together, thanks in large part to solid veteran leadership. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres signed Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges to help the young guys find their way, and as the Sabres...

Buffalo Sabres Prove to Be Resilient During Hot Streak
December 16th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres endured an incredible low to start the season, but a current six-game winning streak at home, and a four-game winning streak on the road has the Sabres singing a different tune late in December. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres capped off back-to-back comeback wins to keep the respective streaks alive. The...

Buffalo Sabres Extend Home Winning Streak to Six Games After Shootout Win Over Ottawa Senators
December 15th, 2014 at 10:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are officially red hot at home after securing a sixth-straight win at home tonight against the Ottawa Senators. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres and Senators swapped leads, as Bobby Ryan opened the scoring in the first period. Buffalo would answer in the second with three straight goals by Rasmus Ristolainen, Matt...

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 Forward Sam Reinhart a Leader for Team Canada’s World Junior Championship Team
December 15th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Much like the Buffalo Sabres are hoping that forward Sam Reinhart will be an impact player for the team in the future, the Canadian National team is looking for that same impact and leadership for the World Junior Championships this month. ***PHOTO1*** Reinhart, who is one of seven returning players, was...

Despite Rapid Spread, Buffalo Sabres Have Avoided the Mumps
December 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the latest team to get hit with the mumps when they announced that forward Sidney Crosby has contracted the illness. So far this season, the Buffalo Sabres have yet to report a single player with the illness. ***PHOTO1*** Not all teams have made reports of a member...

O Canada! Buffalo Sabres Might Have Your Number
December 15th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres are enjoying a nice string of sudden success, and with the Ottawa Senators coming to town, a look at how Buffalo has done against teams north of the boarder reveals some interesting statistics. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are 4-3-1 against Canadian teams this season. They have split games with the...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Sweep Four-Game Home Stand
December 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
After losing back-to-back road games last weekend, the Buffalo Sabres have ripped off three-straight home wins, and will look for a fourth tonight against the Ottawa Senators. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres could secure the longest winning streak of the season with a win, and could also sweep a string of home games that...

Buffalo Sabres Show Growth as Winning Streak Continues
December 14th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have, over the course of the past month, gone from also-rans to the cusp of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The way they've done so indicates the team's maturing at a far faster rate than anyone outside of the team expected. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's 4-3 shootout win Saturday over the...

Cody Hodgson Answers Healthy Scratch with a Goal for Buffalo Sabres
December 14th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
This year has not been the best for Cody Hodgson and the Buffalo Sabres, but after serving as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Calgary Flames, Hodgson played arguably his best game of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Hodgson scored just 2:06 into last night's game against the Florida Panthers, ending a goal-drought...

Marcus Foligno Providing Secondary Scoring for Buffalo Sabres
December 14th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Marcus Foligno hasn't had the most productive offensive season, but he is starting to heat up as the Buffalo Sabres continue their improbable streak of success. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno has scored a goal in each of his last two games, and had one called back due to a high stick Thursday against the...

Buffalo Sabres Edge Florida Panthers in Overtime
December 13th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno each scored a goal, and Nikita Zadorov provided the overtime-winner as the Buffalo Sabres dumped the Florida Panthers 4-3 tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Hodgson opened the scoring just 2:06 into the game after a nice feed from Patrick Kaleta. Foligno would provide a second goal later in the frame...

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 Fans Get Chance to Respond to Florida Panthers After Classless Act
December 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Last Saturday, the Florida Panthers played a video poking fun at the snow storm that hit the Western New York area and killed 13 people during a game against the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** Tonight, the Panthers will be at the First Niagara Center, and Sabres fans will get a chance to let...

Buffalo Sabres Inching Closer To… Playoffs?
December 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
As improbable as it seemed in October, the Buffalo Sabres are just seven points out of a wild card playoff spot mid-way through December. ***PHOTO1*** While it is far too early to talk about playoffs, the fact that Buffalo is anywhere near that discussion is impressive, though fans are expecting them to...