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Jack Eichel scores in his NHL debut

It didn't take long for Jack Eichel to make his mark on the NHL.In a little over nine minutes into the third period, Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres found themselves on the power play. After a brief scrum behind Ottawa's net, the puck was coughed out to Sabres forward Marcus Foligno. Foligno flung the puck across the goal mouth to the waiting Eichel, who settled the puck and snapped...
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Buffalo Sabres' Robin Lehner exits game with lower body injury

If there is a list of things you don't want to see happen to your hockey team, watching your franchise goaltender that you traded for in the offseason head off the ice with an injury has to be towards the top of the list.Midway through the second period, Robin Lehner dropped down to block a shot and looked to be in a great deal of discomfort. Lehner would eventually hobble off the...
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SQ NHL Preview Series: Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (Last Season: 23-51-8, finished last in the Atlantic Division)Coach: Dan Bylsma (252-117-32; Seventh season; First with the Sabres)Key Departures: Mikhail Grigorenko, Ted Nolan, Nikita ZadorovKey Additions: Jack Eichel, Dan Bylsma, Ryan O’ Reilly, Robin Lehner, Cody FransonKey Player: Jack EichelEichel is going to be the core of this team. Even surrounded...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Eichel, Sabres hold off Wild in exhibition opener

At St. Paul, No. 2 overall pick Jack Eichel's short-handed goal 5:44 into the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Nicolas Deslauriers and Matt Moulson also scored for the Sabres. Eichel assisted on Moulson's tying goal 1:36 into the third. Chad Johnson made 15 saves in 40 minutes for Buffalo, while Nathan Lieuwen stopped all three shots he faced...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliot's dog is scaring his teammates

On the field, Ezekiel Elliott is scaring opposing defenses. He has been doing so since last season, and it got amplified by his performance in the season’s last three games against quality defenses that he torched. So far in 2015, Elliott is still doing his thing and still scaring those he plays. But there is another member of the Elliott family who is making some people cringe...
Via Gamedayr
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma says he has a hard time “not wanting to kill” Patrick Kaleta

Old instincts and habits are hard to break. Dan Bylsma is learning that the hard way now that he’s the head coach of Patrick Kaleta and the Buffalo Sabres. While Kaleta is battling for a spot on the roster, Bylsma is fighting the urge to kill him after years of opposing the forward. Bylsma’s comments, via the Buffalo News: “I have a hard time not wanting to kill him. I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane wins back model girlfriend with billboard

Who says grand romantic gestures don’t work in this day and age? A stunt pulled by Buffalo Sabres superstar Evander Kane seems to prove that at times, an act of desperation can thaw even the most rumored frigid of hearts. Kane and model girlfriend Mara Teigen apparently were on the outs for some unknown reason but a stunt he pulled courtesy of a billboard located on Sunset Strip...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

All eyes are on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel as teams around the NHL prepare for training camp. McDavid may enter the season with higher expectations, but Eichel will certainly be under a microscope as fans hope he’ll lift the Buffalo Sabres into relevancy. As we’ve seen with other skilled youngsters, Eichel won’t be living on his own during his first NHL season. The current...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel hasn't decided on NHL or college next season

The chances of Jack Eichel being selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft are about as high as the sun rising each and every dayThe odds of him playing in the NHL next season don’t appear to be the same. “If it ends up that my heart tells me that I want to move on and try to play in the NHL, then that’s what I’m going to do,” Eichel said...
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Tim Murray has the chance to draft a once-in-a-generation player. Unfortunately, that player is not Connor McDavid.   The Buffalo Sabres general manager has raved about McDavid in recent weeks, even admitting that he “thinks too much” about the Erie Otters star and projected No. 1 overall pick. With the NHL’s worst record this season, Buffalo entered Saturday night’s...
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

In spite of Tank-a-palooza, Buffalo leads the way in NHL markets this year

The Buffalo Sabres played some pug fugly hockey this year in the name of tanking for a top draft pick.  Just how ludicrously tragic was it?  The home fans Buffalo were cheering the team getting beat at home so they could ensure a Top 2 pick.  In that regard – mission accomplished.  The Sabres are guaranteed one of the two elite draft prospects in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to Buffalo’s goaltending options for 2015-16 by @2ITB_Buffalo

At long last, time is winding down on the Sabres season. The marathon trek to the league basement is all but complete at this point as the Sabres hold a four-point advantage over the Arizona Coyotes for the right to the 20% odds at the NHL Draft Lottery. While the Sabres aren’t yet guaranteed one of the top two picks in the draft, it’s looking more and more likely that t...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Weber on Sabres fans cheering loss: 'A whole new low'

The Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes are the two teams with the worst records in the NHL. On Thursday night, those two teams faced each other in Buffalo. Yet, the cheers from the crowd made it seem like a home game for the Coyotes. Why? Because Buffalo fans want their team to finish last. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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