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Sabres defeat Panthers 3-2 in a shootout

Sabres defeat Panthers 3-2 in a shootout
The Buffalo Sabres played in their third overtime game in a row on Friday, and this time 65 minutes just wasn’t enough. The Sabres entered their first shootout of the year and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center. Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout and Linus Ullmark stopped both shots he saw to secure two... more

Sabres defeat Canadiens 5-4 in overtime

Sabres defeat Canadians 5-4 in overtime
The Buffalo Sabres’ power play has been a force to be reckoned with early this season. Buffalo went 2-for-5 with the man advantage in their 5-4 overtime victory Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday at KeyBank Center. Marcus Johansson scored the winner just as a power play expired 1:30 into the extra period. Jack Eichel had a four-point night, including a pair of electrifying... more

Sabres defeat Penguins 3-1 in season opener

Sabres beat Penguins 3-1 in season opener
The Sabres’ first game under coach Ralph Krueger came as advertised. Buffalo stuck to the aggressive, connected game plan their new coach instilled throughout the preseason and earned a 3-1 win in their season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night. Conor Sheary scored twice for the Sabres, giving him four goals and two assists... more

Buffalo Sabres fire HC Phil Housley

Buffalo Sabres fire HC Phil Housley
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have fired head coach Phil Housley. The move was announced in a brief press release on Sunday that simply stated “Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.” Buffalo Sabres owners Kim and Terry Pegula issued the following statement: “We appreciate Phil... more

Scary good: Sabres match franchise record with 10th straight win

Scary good: Sabres match franchise record with 10th straight win
All throughout the third period on Tuesday night, one request reverberated from the sellout crowd at KeyBank Center. One, two, three, four five, six, seven, eight, nine … We want 10! As has often been the case lately, the Buffalo Sabres gave the people what they wanted. After surrendering a two-goal lead in the final 8:31 of regulation, Jeff Skinner... more

Resurgent Buffalo Sabres looking pretty darn good

Resurgent Buffalo Sabres looking pretty darn good
The Buffalo Sabres are on such a roll, captain Jack Eichel was having difficulty recalling the last time they lost. “Um, was it Calgary?” Eichel said Monday, before being reminded that the 2-1 overtime defeat to the Flames was three losses ago. “Yeah, Rangers, in New York,” he said, finally recalling a 3-1 loss on Nov. 4 that dropped Buffalo’s... more

Sabres score 4 in 1st, beat Flyers 5-2 for 7th straight

Sabres score 4 in 1st, beat Flyers 5-2 for 7th straight
Evan Rodrigues had a goal and an assist in Buffalo’s four-goal first period, and the Sabres extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven games Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. It is Buffalo’s longest run since taking 10 games in a row to open the 2006-07 season. Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson and Johan Larsson also scored... more

McDermott on Vontae Davis: ‘His actions spoke loud and clear’

McDermott on Vontae Davis: ‘His actions spoke loud and clear’
Vontae Davis can save his explanation for why he ditched his teammates in the middle of a game. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott doesn’t want or need to hear it. Davis said Monday that he has not spoken with Davis since the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback left New Era Field at halftime of Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles... more

Russ Brandon resigns as president of Buffalo Bills and Sabres after investigation

In a stunning development Tuesday afternoon, Russ Brandon has resigned his position as managing partner and president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which included his overseeing the operations of both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. “I have been contemplating transitioning out of my role for some time,” Brandon wrote in a text which was sent to multiple news organizations... more

Buffalo Sabres win NHL draft lottery

The Buffalo Sabres followed a season filled with losses by finally winning something – the NHL draft lottery – and landing the No. 1 pick for just third time in franchise history. The Sabres became the first team to finish 31st in the standings following the addition of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. And they entered the draft lottery on... more

Lehner stops 29 shots in Sabres 3-1 win over Oilers

Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a seven-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Jack Eichel, Jacob Josefson and Kyle Okposo, with an empty-netter, scored for Buffalo, which had gone 0-5-2 since beating Washington 3-1 on Nov. 7. Lehner’s best save came six minutes into the third period when he... more

New Sabres leadership hopes to revive Rochester Amerks

One of the key focus points of the new Sabres regime for the coming season is changing the culture of their American Hockey League affiliate. GM Jason Botterill and his staff have promised a renewed effort with the Rochester Americans and Amerks players at training camp say they can already feel positive change. “Obviously Rochester’s always a priority but this... more

Sabres turn to Hall of Famer Chris Taylor to end Amerks’ prolonged funk

The Rochester Americans are turning to one of their most decorated and beloved players to lead them out of a prolonged funk that has stretched to a dozen disappointing seasons. Chris Taylor, a member of the team’s Hall of Fame and 50th anniversary team, was named head coach late Friday afternoon by general manager Randy Sexton. Taylor, 45, becomes the... more

Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Phil Housley still remembers high-fiving Sabres fans at Memorial Auditorium in opening his Hall of Fame career in Buffalo during the 1980s. Now, Housley is looking forward to bringing that type of excitement back to Buffalo – this time as the Sabres head coach. Some 35 years to the day since the then-18-year-old was selected by the Sabres with the... more
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