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By John Vogl » 2:14 AM

The Sabres’ arena was rocking Monday. The trick is to keep the atmosphere festive Tuesday.The Sabres welcomed 1,000 screaming students to practice in First Niagara Center, and they made the building jump with chants and cheers. It was louder than many games, the next of which comes Tuesday when the Florida Panthers... Read More

By John Vogl » 1:50 AM

Robin Lehner caught Dan Bylsma off-guard. The Sabres’ coach was standing on the bench during a stoppage in play when all of a sudden he heard Lehner’s voice.“He’s coming to the bench and cheering the guys on and instructing them,” Bylsma said Monday. “I’ve never had a goalie show up there and be a vocal guy,... Read More

By John Vogl » Monday, February 8, 2016

In the continuation of a seasonlong trend, the Sabres got one guy back from injury and lost another. Coach Dan Bylsma hopes Marcus Foligno and Zegmus Girgensons are both able to play Tuesday. Foligno, who sat out Saturday’s overtime loss in Boston with a bruised leg, returned to practice Monday and skated alongside... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, February 7, 2016

With all the postgame talk about the controversial Brad Marchand penalty shot goal that cost the Buffalo Sabres a win Saturday in Boston, it was easy to overlook another milestone on the burgeoning resume of winger Sam Reinhart.The rookie posted the lone goal in the Sabres’ 2-1 overtime loss and it gave him goals in... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON – It started like any other Friday in Rochester for Dan Catenacci. The Amerks were reviewing video, the session ended and coach Randy Cunneyworth called Catenacci back to the video room to look at more clips. And things initially got harsh.“The coaches called me in and started yelling at me,” Catenacci... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON − Sometimes, the video is hard to decipher. And sometimes, it shows an official blowing a call in hard-to-believe fashion in full high definition. Such was the case Saturday night in TD Garden, as Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot gifted by referee Brad Watson with 2:28 left in overtime to give the Boston... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, February 6, 2016

BOSTON -- Brad Marchand's controversial penalty shot goal with 2:28 left in overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night in TD Garden. It was a fast-paced affair featuring plenty of scoring opportunities, with goaltenders Robin Lehner and Tuukka Rask strong throughout. Both teams... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, February 6, 2016

Assuming he takes the ice for every game the rest of the way, Connor McDavid will play just 45 games for the Edmonton Oilers this season. Given that, is it really plausible for him to win the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year? Backers of Artemi Panarin, Dylan Larkin and Jack Eichel would certainly say no way. But... Read More

Saturday, February 6, 2016

(Through Friday night’s games, last week in parenthesis)1. Washington Capitals. Nine regulation losses in first 49 games. No one else had fewer than 14.(1)2. Chicago Blackhawks. Lot of “Chelsea Dagger” playing in United Center with NHL-high 21 home wins.(2)3. Dallas Stars. Lindy passes Pat Quinn with 685th win, moves... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, February 6, 2016

BOSTON -- Dan Catenacci has played 180 games for the Rochester Amerks the last three years without a sniff of the NHL.  For being drafted by the Sabres in the third round of the 2011 draft, that's being a good soldier. The payoff comes tonight in TD Garden as the 22-year-old will make his NHL debut for Buffalo against the... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, February 5, 2016

As the Buffalo Sabres were wrapping up an optional practice Friday, concussed forward Tyler Ennis walked by with a smile, helmet and pair of skates. When his teammates were done, he took some slow laps around the HarborCenter rink.He’s not close to returning, but he’s at least making a step toward it.Ennis, who has... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, February 5, 2016

Ryan O’Reilly’s hockey stick has gone cold, but the lumber he uses for self-flagellation is on fire.The Sabres’ lone All-Star is prone to beating himself up in the best of times. This is far from that. He has no goals and a minus-10 rating over the last 11 games, so he broke out the whuppin’ stick Friday.“I’ve... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, February 5, 2016

Daniel Catenacci's time has finally arrived. The Sabres, who drafted the forward in the third round in 2011, have recalled the 22-year-old from Rochester. He will make his NHL debut Saturday when the Sabres play in Boston. Catenacci has a five-game point streak going with the Amerks that has boosted his season totals... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, February 5, 2016

Things haven't gone well for Ryan O'Reilly lately. Just ask him. Using words such as embarrassing, frustrating and terrible, the Sabres' lone All-Star lambasted himself Friday after preparing for Saturday's game in Boston. "I’ve been very frustrated with myself the last few games," O'Reilly said in HarborCenter.... Read More

By John Vogl » Friday, February 5, 2016

As the Buffalo Sabres were wrapping up an optional practice Friday, concussed forward Tyler Ennis walked by with a smile, helmet and pair of skates. When his teammates were done, he took some light laps around the HarborCenter rink. He’s not close to returning, but he’s at least making a step toward... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, February 5, 2016

Hold off on the thought that Tim Murray is automatically trading Jamie McGinn just because the Buffalo Sabres’ top-line left winger will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The club’s general manager acknowledged Thursday’s he’s had multiple conversations with McGinn’s agent about a contract... Read More

By Jay Skurski » Friday, February 5, 2016

Evander Kane fired 11 shots on goal Thursday night against the Boston Bruins, but it’s the one attempt that didn’t get through that stuck in his mind after the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-2 loss.Kane had a golden opportunity from the front of the Boston net in the dying seconds of an overtime power play to score the... Read More

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bruins 3, Sabres 2... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, February 4, 2016

Home is simply not where the Buffalo Sabres' hearts are. The Sabres couldn't stand prosperity Thursday night, blowing a 2-0 lead and suffering a disappointing 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins in First Niagara Center. Ryan Spooner scored the lone goal in the shootout on Boston's first shot. Brian Gionta, Evander... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sabres General Manager Tim Murray has been consistent with his policy of dealing players on expiring contracts at the trade deadline in order to keep building his club's stockpile of assets. It appears Murray is prepared to take a different approach with first-line winger Jamie McGinn. Murray revealed Thursday night... Read More

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