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Sabres vs. Capitals recap: Poor special teams sink Sabres in 4-1 loss

The Sabres lose one last time to the Caps this season. For the third and final time this season, the Buffalo Sabres played the Washington Capitals, and for the third and (thankfully) final time, they were defeated. The Sabres special teams really failed them in last night's 4-1 loss to the Caps, with both the power play and penalty kill failing to take advantage of key situations...
Via Die By The Blade
15 hours ago

Brendan Guhle’s short stint leaves positive impression on Sabres

BUFFALO – In his first three NHL games, defenseman Brendan Guhle showcased consistency and poise, performing like a veteran, not a 19-year-old rookie the Sabres recalled from junior hockey on an emergency basis. Guhle, less than a week into his big league career, quickly became one of the team’s top defensemen, helping solidify the injury-ravaged blue line. But defensemen Josh...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Fan Chatter: Sabres Versus Capitals, Take Three!

Can the Buffalo Sabres beat one of the east’s best?  Can you beat our reader Allen, who claimed the top spot Tuesday? The Buffalo Sabres are looking to extract a little sweet revenge on the Washington Capitals tonight, who invade the KeyBank Center for the first and last time this season. The Sabres are 0-1-1 […] Buffalo Sabres Fan Chatter: Sabres Versus Capitals, Take Three...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

With defensemen healthy, Sabres rookie Brendan Guhle must leave

BUFFALO – In his first three NHL games, Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle showcased consistency and poise, performing like a veteran, not a 19-year-old rookie recalled from junior hockey on an emergency basis. Guhle, less than a week into his big league career, quickly became one of the team’s top defensemen, helping solidify the injury-ravaged blue line. But defensemen Josh Gorges...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Preview: Sabres Getting Healthy as Capitals Visit

The injury story has followed the Buffalo Sabres throughout the entire season thus far. It started with Jack Eichel the day before the season started and got to the point of eight players who were expected to play on a nightly basis missing games with injuries. At times the team was down their top two centers and three of their top-six defensemen. There may now be light at the end...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Game Day: Third Time’s The Charm Against Washington

The Buffalo Sabres have revenge on their minds as they host the reigning Presidents’ Trophy holder. It was one they let slip through their fingers. The Buffalo Sabres were ahead, 2-1, on the road against the Washington Capitals, the beneficiaries of goals by unlikely heroes Zemgus Girgensons and Evander ” ‘Bout Damn Time” Kane and a Capitals […] Buffalo Sabres Game Day...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Sabres’ walking wounded back on the ice

Kulikov, Gorges and Deslauriers all practiced yesterday The Buffalo Sabres are finally starting to get healthy as their season approaches the one-third mark. Defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Josh Gorges and Nicolas Deslauriers all practiced yesterday ahead of tonight’s home game against the Washington Capitals. Kulikov has been training with his teammates for a few days now, and...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Versatile Jake McCabe Sabres’ ‘Swiss Army Knife’

BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe, like most hockey players, has a pretty straightforward nickname he was given years ago, “Caber.” But these days, McCabe, 23, is a top-pair defender, skating in every situation for a team whose blue line has been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks. So the Wisconsin native’s versatility has earned him another moniker. “We joked around...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Evander Kane Finds Scoring Touch

“It must be a joke around the league: You score two goals against the Buffalo Sabres and you’re going to win the hockey game,” said a disgruntled Evander Kane in late November. He was right. At the time, the team was averaging just 1.82 goals per game, worst in the league by far. Kane made these comments in an attempt to address the problem that was Buffalo’s offensive...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ristolainen Rising as Top Defender

The Buffalo Sabres have been searching for a legitimate top defenseman for a long time. They thought they had their man a few years ago in Tyler Myers, but that went south and ended in Myers being traded to the Winnipeg Jets. Before him, it was supposed to be Henrik Tallinder, but injury issues slowed his career down before he moved on to another team. This time the Sabres may have...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Book Review: On The Road Again . . .

What happens when one Buffalo Sabres fan decides to watch his team play in every NHL city?  Read our book review to find out! A while ago, die-hard Buffalo Sabres fan Adam Derose asked me if I would be interested in reviewing his book, On The Road Again . . ., for our site. Being a cool […] Buffalo Sabres Book Review: On The Road Again . . . - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise - A Buffalo...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Ristolainen Up The Slapshot

There have been plenty of defensemen this season who have frustrated their owners due to lack of performance. A player who looked on the verge of a breakout after last season was Rasmus Ristolainen. The Sabres agreed with that take giving him a 5 year deal and early dividends were not there. Risto was accumulating assists but not much else. However, things are starting to change...
Via Razzball Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ristolainen seals Sabres 4-3 OT win over Oilers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Rasmus Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Sabres scored twice in a span of 86 seconds, with Evander Kane forcing overtime by scoring with 29 seconds left in regulation. Kane had two goals and Brian Gionta also scored as Buffalo rallied after squandering a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anders Nilsson has a pride flag on his helmet to increase awareness

If you’ve watched the Buffalo Sabres this season, you may have noticed that goaltender Anders Nilsson has a splash of color on the back of his mask. That spot of color is the pride flag and the story behind it being on Nilsson’s mask is pretty commendable. Nilsson recently spoke with the Buffalo News about the pride flag and why he chose to have it on the back of his helmet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eichel's 2 goals lead Sabres to 4-3 win over Rangers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jack Eichel scored two goals in the third period, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night for their second straight victory. Buffalo's winning streak coincides with the return of Eichel, who missed the first 21 games with a high ankle sprain. The 20-year-old center had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 5-4 win in Ottawa on Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres coach says it's possible Eichel plays at Ottawa

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jack Eichel says he's cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma says there's a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday. Bylsma said ''we'll see,'' but noted he liked what he saw out of Eichel during practice Monday. The final test is whether the player will have any setbacks...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks “walked away” from Evander Kane trade with Sabres

The Vancouver Canucks inquired on Sabres forward Evander Kane recently, but after the reported asking price was too steep, the organization walked away. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca reported the Canucks’ interest in Kane didn’t get far, after the Sabres’ asking price proved to be too high. The Canucks’ interest in Kane had percolated all week, as Vancouver was in desperate...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres: Where is the offense?

The Buffalo Sabres have been quite disappointing in the month of November so far. Going into this month I knew that their defense was the strong point of the team, but I had no idea just how much worse the offense was. Sure, without Jack Eichel I figured this team might struggle to score, but the ineptitude shown by everyone who is still healthy is amazing. Since the start of November...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorges when Fabbri asked him to fight: “Are you serious?”

When Robby Fabbri asked the larger Josh Gorges to fight during Tuesday’s Blues-Sabres matchup, Gorges wondered if he was serious. Speaking with NHL.com’s Lou Korac, Fabbri said he surprised Gorges by asking him to drop the mitts. Fabbri: "I asked him, and the funny part was I went up to him again and he was like, 'Are you serious?' I'm like, 'Well yeah, kind of." — Lou Korac...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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