SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres’ Dmitry Kulikov close to playing

BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, out the last 12 games with a lower-back bruise, practiced this morning and could return this week, coach Dan Bylsma said. “See how he responds to that,” Bylsma said inside HarborCenter. “But it bodes well for him seeing some time this week.” Kulikov, 25, has been dogged by the injury all season after getting knocked into an open...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
5 hours ago

Zach Bogosian Has Earned A Spot On The Blueline For The Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have a few players that fans love to hate.  Adam pitches in his two cents on the blueliner from Massena, NY. Am I the only guy in 716 that likes Zach “Bogo” Bogosian? I know that Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray must like him, otherwise he wouldn’t have traded for him in […] Zach Bogosian Has Earned A Spot On The Blueline For The Buffalo Sabres - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
8 hours ago

Buffalo Has Become Hockey Heaven

When Terry Pegula purchased the Buffalo Sabres in February of 2011, fans were a bit skeptical. Nobody in the area had really heard of the East Resources owner from northern Pennsylvania. However, Pegula almost instantly removed all doubts fans had, invigorating the Buffalo faithful by saying that from that point on, “the Buffalo Sabres’ reason for existence will be to win a...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 1/22/17

Vote in the player grades polls for this last week Your Three Stars from last week: Sam Reinhart, Ryan O’Reilly and William Carrier. The Three Goats are the Power Play, the Penalty Kill and Dan Bylsma. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all this season’s results. Like we said last week, the Buffalo Sabres are epitomizing a roller coaster team right now, consistently...
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Video: Robin Lehner makes incredible save, leads to Sabres victory

Robin Lehner of the Sabres has given us an early save of the year candidate against the Canadiens on Saturday night as he robbed Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk, who had a wide open net … briefly. Most impressive was that the save came in overtime, and that it was followed by a Zach Bogosian goal to win it just 18 seconds later for Buffalo. It’s about as impressive and clutch a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner Makes Save Of The Year For The Buffalo Sabres, Steals One On The Road

Buffalo Sabres fans were given more than a glimmer of hope in their netminder tonight in the team’s second straight OT win. “Oh. My. Word!” Yes, Buffalo Sabres fans – I am daring to quote the legendary announcer Rick Jeanneret tonight, because let’s face it: there is no way that I can improve upon RJ’s […] Robin Lehner Makes Save Of The Year For The Buffalo Sabres,...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Bogosian scores in overtime, Sabres edge Canadiens 3-2

MONTREAL (AP) Zach Bogosian scored his first goal of the season in overtime and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams. Sabres captain Brian Gionta and Cody Franson also scored. Robin Lehner stopped 36 shots. Artturi Lehkonen and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 35 saves...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Habs Host Sabres in Atlantic Showdown

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Things may not be going well for the 18-18-9 Buffalo Sabres, but neither are they for their hosts Saturday night, the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens. Despite earning a mildly impressive 4-1-2 record on their longest road trip of the season at the start of the month, the Habs have stumbled into...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Recap: Special teams heroics give Sabres 3-2 win in OT

The Sabres defended an overtime power play, then scored on their own for a thrilling 3-2 win. With the penalty kill that the Buffalo Sabres have displayed over the past few months, every kill is a terrifying adventure in waiting for the hammer to get dropped. Taking a penalty in overtime? Forget about it, game over. Unless it isn’t. Kyle Okposo took a hooking penalty that might...
Via Die By The Blade
2 days ago

Sabres’ Nick Deslauriers seeing less action

BUFFALO – Chat with Nick Deslauriers for a few minutes, and if the subject turns to fighting, the affable Sabres winger usually perks up. Deslauriers, 25, relishes his job as the Sabres’ chief protector. In his 196-game NHL career, he has 15 fights and 12 goals. “That’s what I want to bring, just safety for all the guys that are on the ice with me,” Deslauriers said Friday...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
2 days ago

Buffalo Sabres Need To Make A Significant Move To Prove They Are Serious About Rebuild

The Buffalo Sabres seemed committed to the idea of making the playoffs this offseason; if the team is truly committed to such a goal, a move needs to be made, now. It is a secret to exactly nobody that the Buffalo Sabres had their sights set on the playoffs before the 2016-17 season began. Players […] Buffalo Sabres Need To Make A Significant Move To Prove They Are Serious About...
Via Sabre Noise
3 days ago

Sabres’ Evander Kane one of NHL’s hottest scorers

BUFFALO – Looking back, Sabres winger Evander Kane acknowledges that, yes, he probably rushed back to the lineup after breaking four ribs opening night. Following an 11-game absence over three weeks, Kane returned and generated almost nothing. Seven weeks ago, he was one of the NHL’s biggest disappointments, still goalless in 12 appearances as the calendar turned to December...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
3 days ago

Eichel scores twice in Sabres' 4-1 win over Stars

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jack Eichel scored two goals and the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Monday. Tyler Ennis scored 19 seconds into the first period. Ennis returned after missing 30 games with a groin injury that required surgery. Jake McCabe also had a goal and Robin Lehner made 31 saves after missing the past three games with an illness. The Sabres snapped a two...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Evander Kane speared Ben Bishop after his attempt was stopped

Evander Kane always seems to be at the center of some sort of controversy. This time it’s for spearing Ben Bishop after Bishop stopped Kane’s wraparound attempt during Buffalo’s game against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Kane’s spear wasn’t the most vicious of spears ever seen in the NHL, but it still crossed a line. He was frustrated after Bishop stopped his attempt and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Total Eclipse of the Reinhart

Apparently January 10th is Sam Reinhart day. Last year, he scored his first career hat trick on January 10th and he followed it up with another three point night yesterday. Reinhart scored a goal and two assists with four shots in the 4-1 win over the Flyers. It almost feels a bit disappointing because he missed a wide open net that I'd expect a high school player to bury. Regardless...
Via Razzball Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kane caps second-period surge, Sabres beat Flyers 4-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Evander Kane scored to cap a three-goal second-period surge in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Sam Reinhart had a goal and two assists in extending Buffalo's point-streak to 3-0-1 - the team's best run of the season. William Carrier and Marcus Foligno, with an empty-net goal, also scored for the Sabres. Goalie...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane and Kevan Miller have a serious Twitter beef

Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane is a controversial player, to say the least, one who seems to always end up on the wrong side of the headlines. After the Sabres’ loss Saturday against the Boston Bruins, Kane was at it again, this time calling out Bruins’ defenseman Kevan Miller on Twitter. After the Bruins’ win, Miller told CSN New England that Kane, “was excited...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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