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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

Sabres re-sign goalie Ullmark to 2-year contract extension

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goalie Linus Ullmark to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Ullmark completed the final year of his rookie contract and was eligible to become a restricted free agent next month. Though spending much of the past two seasons being groomed in the minors, Ullmark has an 8-11-2 record in 21 NHL career games. WHEC: Read... more

Pegula’s mantra to fix Buffalo Sabres inspiring but not convincing

Discipline, structure, communication, character. Call it “The Pegula Doctrine.’’ Terry Pegula, the likable gas tycoon with the means to own four professional sports teams in western New York and who means well, managed to string those powerful words together on five separate occasions during a 14-minute news conference Friday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More more

Kenny: Marquart retires in Waterloo & Kaepernick starts at Buffalo

With Colin Kaepernick making his first start of the season at Buffalo, Kenny wonders how he will be treated by Bills fans in the Great American City after his recent protests during the national anthem. Also, the retirement of longtime Waterloo Police Chief Doyle Marquart, Homecoming season at our local high schools and Kenny’s reaction to Donald Trumps latest comments... more
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