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There's a hockey superstition that the only playoff trophy a captain should touch is the Stanley Cup. Sidney Crosby went with his own superstition Thursday night and lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy after a tense 2-1 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference final. Just picks the trophy right up. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/amItH8EyTy — #StanleyCup Playoffs (@NHL) May 27,…

By John Vogl » 3:00 PM

Cam Dineen Position: Defense Junior team: North Bay (OHL) Born: Toms River, N.J. Measurables: 5-foot-11, 183 pounds 2015-16 stats: 68 games, 13 goals, 46 assists, 59 points Central Scouting rank: No. 39 (North America) Lowdown: The... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, May 27, 2016

Jake Bean Position: Defenseman Junior team: Calgary (WHL) Born: Calgary, Alberta Measurables: 6-foot, 173 pounds 2015-16 stats: 68 games, 24 goals, 40 assists, 64 points Central Scouting rank: No. 15 (North America) Lowdown: One of... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, May 27, 2016

Robin Lehner's previous season ended with ankle surgery. His next one will start with the World Cup of Hockey. Sweden announced the final seven players for its World Cup team Friday, and the Sabres goaltender was one of them. Lehner will compete for... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Toronto defenseman Bill Barilko disappeared during a fishing trip in 1951. The last goal he ever scored - in overtime - won the Leafs the Cup. They didn’t win another until 1962, the year he was discovered.I stole this from The Tragically Hip, who... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Brett Howden Position: Center Junior team: Moose Jaw (WHL) Born: Calgary, Alberta Measurables: 6-foot-2, 193 pounds 2015-16 stats: 68 games, 24 goals, 40 assists, 64 points Central Scouting rank: No. 22 (North America) Lowdown:... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Sabres' focus has long turned toward the 2016 NHL Draft, but they had one loose end to tie up from the 2014 selection show. It's tied. Buffalo has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Vaclav Karabacek. The 2014 second-round pick can... Read More

By John Vogl » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Auston Matthews Position: Center European team: Zurich (Swiss League) Born: Scottsdale, Ariz. Measurables: 6-foot-2, 210 pounds 2015-16 stats: 40 games, 24 goals, 25 assists, 49 points Central Scouting rank: No. 1 (Europe) Lowdown:... Read More

By John Vogl » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy birthday, Matt Murray. You get to play a Game Seven. You'll also get to play in the World Cup of Hockey. Murray made 28 saves Tuesday night as Pittsburgh avoided elimination with a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay. The series is tied, 3-3, with... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Countless people have picked San Jose to win the Stanley Cup during the past decade. The Sharks are finally one win away from having the chance. San Jose ran away from St. Louis on Monday night, earning a 6-3 victory to take a 3-2 lead in the Western... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Only in the gifted mind of Gord Downie could Derek Roy replace Bobby Orr. It was the spring of 2007, and the Sabres' two-year run into the hearts and imagination of hockey fans was in full swing. Buffalo and Ottawa were playing in the Eastern... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We don’t have either team in the Stanley Cup final yet but Tuesday marks a big countdown day on the hockey calendar, especially in Buffalo. That’s because it marks one month from the first round of the NHL Draft, set for June 24 in First Niagara... Read More

By John Vogl » Monday, May 23, 2016

Ryan O'Reilly went to the world championships to win gold for Canada and earn a spot on the World Cup of Hockey roster. He's got the gold. He'll find out this week if the second part comes true. O'Reilly, Sabres teammate Sam Reinhart and the rest... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, May 20, 2016

With each passing day, it appears more probable that Steven Stamkos has played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos, who is recovering from a blood clot in his arm, has ruled himself out of Game Four of the Eastern Conference final... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ryan O'Reilly and Sam Reinhart each had an assist as Canada blew out Sweden. The Sabres duo will see familiar faces in the next game. Canada's 6-0 victory at the world championships Thursday set up a semifinal meeting with the United States. Buffalo... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 19, 2016

Buffalo fans are going to root against Auston Matthews in the coming years, but the patriotic Sabres backers had reason to cheer Thursday. Matthews tied the game for the United States then scored the only goal in the shootout as the Americans upset Czechia, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the world championships. The U.S.... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's win or go home at the world championships. Four Sabres have advanced to Thursday's quarterfinals in Russia. Jake McCabe, Hudson Fasching and the United States will play Czechia at 9:15 a.m. on NBCSN. Ryan O'Reilly, Sam Reinhart and Canada will... Read More

By John Vogl » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In his role as a Sabres assistant, Dan Lambert learned how the organization wants to play. He plans to teach that speedy, quick-thinking mindset to the Amerks so the prospects are ready for a call from Buffalo. “As a coach it’s your job to mold... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

When Dan Lambert arrived in Buffalo last year, he focused on the way Dan Bylsma handled his veterans. Lambert’s only coaching experience was at the junior level, so he needed to learn how to work in a league that mixed 20-year-old single guys with... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dan Lambert's one season as a head coach attracted the attention of Buffalo. His one season as a Sabres assistant was enough to make him a head coach again. The Sabres shook up their coaching hierarchy Monday, naming Lambert as the bench boss in... Read More

By John Vogl » Monday, May 16, 2016

Dan Lambert's one season as a head coach attracted the attention of Buffalo. His one season as a Sabres assistant was enough to make him a head coach again. The Sabres shook up their coaching hierarchy Monday, naming Lambert as the bench boss in... Read More

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