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Sabres’ Rasmus Ristolainen never expected to be suspended

BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen never expected he would be suspended for hitting Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel in the head Tuesday. Coach Dan Bylsma never expected the ban would be so long. But in the end, the Sabres will be without their No. 1 defenseman and arguably best player for the next three games, starting with Saturday’s home tilt against Toronto. ...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
15 minutes ago

Buffalo Sabres Power Play A Blessing And A Curse

The problem with the Buffalo Sabres owning one of the league’s best power plays?  It’s entirely dependent on NHL refs.  Read on. The Buffalo Sabres are going to miss the playoffs yet again, and there is a lot of blame to go around on that front . . . but for the first time in […] Buffalo Sabres Power Play A Blessing And A Curse - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise - A Buffalo Sabres Fan Site
Via Sabre Noise
2 hours ago

NHL suspends Sabres’ Rasmus Ristolainen 3 games for hit

BUFFALO – In suspending Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen three games Thursday for checking Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel, the NHL said the Finn made “substantial head contact” and could’ve altered his path toward a player ineligible to be hit. Ristolainen was given a five-minute major penalty for interference and ejected 8:46 into Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Penguins when...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
17 hours ago

Sabres’ William Carrier, Kyle Okposo healed, ready to contribute

BUFFALO – William Carrier couldn’t resist. So before answering a question Thursday, the excited Sabres rookie greeted a crowd of reporters with a short opening statement. “I’m back, everyone,” a smiling Carrier said inside HarborCenter. Carrier, sidelined 24 games by a bone bruise in his knee, wasn’t the only injured player back Thursday. Sabres winger Kyle Okposo and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
20 hours ago

Rasmus Ristolainen Suspended Three Games For Hit During Sabres-Penguins Game

The Buffalo Sabres will be paper-thin at blueline for a trio of late-season games without their best defenseman . The Buffalo Sabres found out the fate of their No.1 defenseman this afternoon, and as I expected, it was anything but good news: Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen suspended three games for interference on Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel. — […] Rasmus Ristolainen Suspended...
Via Sabre Noise
20 hours ago

Ristolainen suspended three games

Risto’s hit on Jake Guentzel has earned him a three game suspension. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced today that Rasmus Ristolainen has been suspended for three games after hitting Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel without the puck. Ristolainen hit Guentzel after a pass heading for the Pittsburgh forward was stolen by Zemgus Girgensons, which caused Guentzel to have his...
Via Die By The Blade
21 hours ago

Sabres Must Sign Cal Petersen

Throughout their 40-plus year history, the Buffalo Sabres have been fairly fortunate at the goaltending position. All time greats such as Roger Crozier, Grant Fuhr and Tom Barrasso have all guarded the Sabres’ crease at some point or another. Dominik Hasek, arguably the greatest goaltender in NHL history, won back-to-back Hart Trophies in a Sabres uniform in 1997 and 1998. More...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

Buffalo Beauts honored at Sabres game after winning Isobel Cup

The Buffalo Beauts, the 2017 Isobel Cup champions, were honored at a Buffalo Sabres game in Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday night. The team’s appearance at KeyBank Center on Tuesday came after it captured its first, and the second-ever, NWHL championship on Sunday night with a 3–2 win over the defending-champion Boston Pride in Massachusetts. Buffalo was led in the final by a 60-save...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Recap: Sabres hang tough, fall late to Penguins 3-1

The Sabres, missing five defensemen, fell late to the Pens after a valiant effort. The Buffalo Sabres tried to see if they could beat the defending champions without any defensemen. Predictably, it didn’t work, but it wasn’t quite as bad as you might think. The Sabres were missing four blue liners due to injury, and lost another one during the game, but were still tied with...
Via Die By The Blade
2 days ago

Sabres Didn’t Anticipate Hockey Market Changes

The Buffalo Sabres are in a bit of pickle, as their backend issues are becoming increasingly hopeless. Without a sure thing on the blue line coming through the pipeline, the Sabres know they’re headed for big trouble. Tim Murray was hired as general manager in January 2014, and at the beginning of this season, he signed a multiyear extension on his contract. Murray has embarked...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sabres outlast Ducks in 10-round shootout for 2-1 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Ryan O'Reilly and Rasmus Ristolainen also scored in the tiebreaker to help the Sabres end a seven-game skid in Southern California. Buffalo had not won in Anaheim or Los Angeles since a 2-0 win over the Ducks on Feb...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL’s 2018 Winter Classic appears headed for the Mets’ Citi Field

The NHL’s annual tradition of playing outdoor games in football or baseball stadiums appears set to be renewed in 2018 with the next Winter Classic. It has been rumored for some time now that Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, could be in the running to host an outdoor game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, and on Wednesday Newsday reported that a deal to make...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL reportedly has its eye on Mets' Citi Field for 2018 Winter Classic

Do you like apples?Well, Citi Field appears to be the frontrunner to land the NHL's Winter Classic next year. How do you like them apples?According to a report from Newsday, the Queens-based home of the Mets is likely to host hockey's marquee outdoor event in 2018, with the New York Rangers facing off against the Buffalo Sabres in January. A deal has yet to be finalized, but the...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Sabres rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets 5-3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Evander Kane scored a power-play goal with 2:29 remaining and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday night. Sam Reinhart, Matt Moulson and Jake McCabe scored to tie it and Jack Eichel added an empty-netter for Buffalo. The Sabres snapped an 0-3-1 skid and improved to 2-6-2 in their last 10. Robin...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL enforcer-turned-15U coach Andrew Peters investigated for role in minor hockey brawl

Andrew Peters had 106 recorded NHL fights from 2002 through 2011, but now, he may be in trouble for his role in a brawl during a game of 15-year-olds. Peters, who spent most of his NHL career playing for the Buffalo Sabres, is now the head coach of their affiliated Buffalo Jr Sabres 15U midget team. That team’s game Saturday against the Hamilton Bulldogs involved a full brawl on...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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