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

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
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