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By John Vogl » 10:12 AM

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 Conference final. The Sharks will host Game Six on... Read More

By John Vogl » 8:28 AM

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 Conference final, but May 18 was a rest day. The attention of many locals... Read More

By Mike Harrington » 12:01 AM

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 Center.In the wake of the World Championships that were completed Sunday... 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 of Team Canada earned a 2-0 victory over Finland to win the worlds... 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 Friday night. Host Tampa is in a 2-1 hole to... 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 defenseman Jake McCabe and forward Hudson Fasching are playing for the... 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 take on Sweden at 1:15 p.m. on NBCSN. The Americans went 3-4 in the... 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 players,” Lambert said Tuesday while being introduced as the Amerks'... 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 37-year-old family men. Watching Bylsma’s methods will help Lambert... 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 Rochester. Randy Cunneyworth, who guided the Amerks to a disappointing... 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 Rochester. Randy Cunneyworth, who guided the Amerks to a disappointing... Read More

By John Vogl » Monday, May 16, 2016

Steven Stamkos could be the most sought-after free agent to hit the NHL market in years. Buffalo is expected to be interested. After all, who wouldn't be? Bucky Gleason takes a look at why the Sabres should go after him -- and, of course, why they... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Friday, May 13, 2016

He figures to stand out like the prettiest dress in the store when the doors fly open July 1. It’s looking more every day like Steven Stamkos will become an unrestricted free agent as he inches toward the end of his contract while the Lighting soldier into the conference finals without him. Stamkos would be a great fit... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, May 13, 2016

Since I joined The News' Sabres coverage in 2002, two people stand out as the best guys to talk to about anything: Brian Campbell and Jay McKee. The Kitchener Rangers clearly agree with the choice of McKee. The Ontario Hockey League club named McKee as its head coach Thursday. The longtime Sabres defenseman was an... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 12, 2016

After working alongside two Coach of the Year candidates, Jay McKee is ready to run a bench on his own. The longtime Sabres defenseman is the new coach of the Kitchener Rangers, the Ontario Hockey League team announced Thursday. McKee worked with the Rangers as an associate coach this season and takes over the role... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, May 12, 2016

When the Sabres' home became First Niagara Center in 2011, it was touted as joining "two of the hottest brands in our region." "It's two teams very much on the rise, two organizations committed to winning," said John Koelmel, then the president and CEO of First Niagara Bank. "We're incredibly proud that the First... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Watching the Stanley Cup playoffs is starting to feel like watching the U.S. Open golf tournament. There’s too much randomness, not enough skill rewarded. Yes, this is another complaint about not enough scoring in the NHL, even though there is zero chance Gary Bettman & Co. will do anything about it.Sure, upsets are... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Eastern Conference finalists are set. Once again, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are not one of them. Pittsburgh ousted the Presidents' Trophy winners in overtime Tuesday night, getting a rebound goal from Nick Bonino for a 4-3 victory and 4-2 series... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, the presumptive top picks in the NHL Draft, have been invited to visit Buffalo early and attend the NHL Scouting Combine. The league has invited 114 prospects to the combine, NHL Central Scouting announced Tuesday. Matthews, an American center, and Laine, a Finnish winger, top the... Read More

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