Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Waste Golden Opportunity To Gain Ground

The Buffalo Sabres were given something of a gift, but blew two perfect opportunities to gain ground in the playoff chase.  We explore the ramifications. Whether you hate the idea of the bye week or love it, you cannot deny that the Buffalo Sabres were given a post bye week gift by the NHL. Instead […] Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Waste Golden Opportunity To Gain Ground...
Via Sabre Noise
32 minutes ago

Jack Eichel, Come Back! The Buffalo Sabres Need You!

The Buffalo Sabres hope for the future has struggled to put the puck in the back of the net exactly when his team needs him to score goals the most. Since the calendar flipped to 2017, the Buffalo Sabres have made life interesting for fans in and out of the 716 area code. The Sabres […] Jack Eichel, Come Back! The Buffalo Sabres Need You! - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise - A Buffalo Sabres Fan Site
Via Sabre Noise
12 hours ago

Andrey Makarov Finds New Life in China

After leaving the Buffalo Sabres last year, not in a friendly fashion, goalkeeper Andrey Makarov signed a two-year deal with the new Chinese KHL team, Kunlun Red Star. In this translated interview, that originally appeared on the popular Russian website, Makarov talks about his new life in China, KHL goaltending and more. * You can enjoy the original interview in Russian...
Via The Hockey Writers
17 hours ago

Sabres at Coyotes Coverage: Game #62

The Sabres have recalled Linus Ullmark for tonight’s game. Just an injury precaution, or something more? Game #62 Buffalo Sabres (26-25-10) at Phoenix Coyotes (21-32-7) Puck drop: 8:30 p.m. EST | Gila River Arena | Glendale, AZ TV: MSG, FS-A | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Coyotes Blog: Five For Howling Two Questions 1. What’s going on in net tonight? The Sabres announced...
Via Die By The Blade
18 hours ago

Sabres at Coyotes preview: Goalie drama

The Sabres have recalled Linus Ullmark for tonight’s game. Just an injury precaution, or something more? Game #62 Buffalo Sabres (26-25-10) at Phoenix Coyotes (21-32-7) Puck drop: 8:30 p.m. EST | Gila River Arena | Glendale, AZ TV: MSG, FS-A | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Coyotes Blog: Five For Howling Two Questions 1. What’s going on in net tonight? The Sabres announced...
Via Die By The Blade
18 hours ago

Sabres recall Linus Ullmark from Amerks

BUFFALO – The Sabres, who close a two-game road trip tonight against the Arizona Coyotes, have recalled goalie Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans. It’s unclear if one of the team’s regular goalies, Robin Lehner or Anders Nilsson, is injured or sick. Stay tuned for updates. Lehner has started eight straight games. Ullmark, 23, has been a workhorse in the AHL this season...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
18 hours ago

Deadline Moves the Sabres Should Make

It’s official – the 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres are not a playoff team. Well, it’s not official… yet. Mathematically speaking, the Sabres are still in playoff contention. The team sits just six points out of the final wild card playoff spot with 21 games left to play. A stretch of good games could allow the team to sneak into the playoffs, which would be their first appearance...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Rasmus Ristolainen Proving To Be A Huge Bargain For Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are getting their money’s worth, and then some, from their 22 year-old Finnish blueliner. There was a huge sigh of relief emanating from the 716 when the Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a shiny, new six-year contract on October 11, 2016. For starters, fans and players alike were thinking playoffs […] Rasmus Ristolainen Proving To Be A...
Via Sabre Noise
23 hours ago

Struggling Sabres gear up for Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Buffalo Sabres' two-game trip through Colorado and Arizona could decide whether they are buyers or sellers at the NHL's March 1 trade deadline. After Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche, the NHL's worst team, the Sabres are trending in the wrong direction. Buffalo is the latest team to emerge from its five-day break with a loss, continuing an NHL trend that...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres recall Bailey, Rodrigues for game at Colorado

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have returned from their bye week off by recalling forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the minors. The moves were announced Friday when the Sabres were scheduled to travel to Colorado a day before their game against the Avalanche. Buffalo has been off since a 5-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday. Bailey and Rodrigues have sent much of...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres add recalls; Derek Grant sent to Amerks

BUFFALO – With the Sabres set to practice tonight in Colorado following a bye week, the team has recalled forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the AHL. The rookies spent four days back with the Rochester Americans, playing one game, Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime win at KeyBank Center. To make room, the Sabres sent center Derek Grant to the Amerks. Grant has zero goals and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander struggling with Amerks

BUFFALO – When Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander left the Rochester Americans to represent Sweden at the World Junior Championship in December, the rookie’s stat line looked impressive: in his first 29 pro games, the AHL’s youngest player had five goals and 17 points. Right now, the slick winger has six goals and 21 points in 47 contests with the Amerks. The eighth overall...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
3 days ago

Sabres Deadline Preview: Not Quite Buyers but Not Quite Sellers

The roller coaster ride the Sabres have been on this season hit another high point as the team rolled into their bye week. Despite falling to Chicago 5-1 and failing to get much help from the out-of-town scoreboard, the Sabres crawled within two points of a playoff spot on the eve of their bye week. Sunday’s aftermath pushed the Sabres to a four point deficit, but their current...
Via Two in the Box
5 days ago

Blues' winning streak ends at six games with 3-2 loss to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Evander Kane and minor league call-up Nicholas Baptiste each had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's third straight win, matching a season best accomplished three times. Ryan O'Reilly also scored...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reinhart, Kane score; Lehner perfect as Sabres beat Avs 2-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane scored, Robin Lehner made 23 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. The Sabres moved within three points of Toronto for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot. They have won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game winning streak from Jan. 20-24. Lehner got his fifth...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres say they’re not trying to trade Evander Kane

Tim Murray isn’t actively pursuing a trade of Evander Kane.The Buffalo Sabres GM made a radio appearance where he said he’s not looking to deal the enigmatic 25-year-old.“I wouldn’t rule it out, (but) I’m not pursuing a trade with him,” the Buffalo Sabres general manager told WGR 550’s Mike Schopp.Murray further elaborated he thinks Kane is a player the Sabres need...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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