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By Mike Harrington » 3:02 PM

Which NHL team held the longest running hex over the Buffalo Sabres? You probably never would have guessed the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs' stranglehold of games over Buffalo finally ended Sunday afternoon in First Niagara Center, as the Sabres jumped to a 3-0 lead after the first period and held on for a 4-1 victory... Read More

By Mike Harrington » 11:03 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are in town for a 12:30 matinee with the Sabres today in First Niagara Center and there's some revenge at work for the Sabres against an opponent they barely see and have no rivalry against. When the teams met Jan. 20 in Denver's Pepsi Center, the Sabres were nursing a 1-0 lead into the final 11... Read More

By John Vogl » Saturday, February 13, 2016

After watching players leave the lineup, the Sabres are ready to get one back. Zemgus Girgensons, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, should be in the lineup Sunday when Buffalo hosts Colorado. “I feel ready to go,” Girgensons, who has missed 11 games this season, said Saturday in First Niagara... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, February 12, 2016

There's been no lack of offense lately when the Buffalo Sabres take the ice. In the last three games, the Sabres and their foes have totaled 27 goals. The Sabres were once again porous defensively Friday night in First Niagara Center but this time escaped with a win. In a game featuring six goals in the second... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, February 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Flyers gave Buffalo every chance possible to take the lead and bounce back from a dispiriting loss. When the Sabres failed, Philadelphia buried them for it. Buffalo’s winless streak reached four games Thursday night with an ugly 5-1 loss to the Flyers in Wells Fargo Center. The Sabres had three... Read More

By John Vogl » Thursday, February 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Justin Bailey’s plan is to soak in every moment of his NHL debut. With that in mind, he was one of the first players to take the ice for Thursday’s morning skate. “You want to take this all in,” said the Sabres forward and Williamsville native, who will play his first NHL game against... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dan Bylsma said earlier today a callup from Rochester might be in the offing for this weekend and the Sabres made it official Wednesday afternoon by recalling winger Justin Bailey from Rochester. Bailey, the Williamsville native who is the son of former Bills linebacker Carlton Bailey, will be making his NHL debut... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Sabres had a quick practice today in HarborCenter before heading to Philadelphia for Thursday night's game against the Flyers, and three of their regular forwards were missing Jack Eichel was absent from practice for the first time this year due to what coach Dan Bylsma said was a "maintenance day" but Bylsma said... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For the first time since 2002, two NHL players fought each other three times in the same game. Alex Petrovic would have been wise to stop at one. *** See a PHOTO GALLERY by Harry Scull Jr. here *** Evander Kane sent Petrovic to three straight losses Tuesday night during the Sabres' 7-4 setback to Florida. Columbus'... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A few gray hairs mingling with the orange is one clear sign that Brian Campbell is getting older. A look at his career numbers provides further evidence. He’s approaching 1,000 games in the NHL, a milestone that seemed out of the realm of possibility back when he was a benched youngster in Buffalo. Once Campbell gets... Read More

By John Vogl » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As the Sabres and Panthers prepared Tuesday morning for their impending matchup, two topics came up often in First Niagara Center: injuries and a trade. Buffalo and Florida are both banged up heading into Tuesday night’s game. The Sabres are definitely without forward Zemgus Girgensons, while center Johan Larsson left... 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 » 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

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

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 » 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

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Sabres' struggles in First Niagara Center -- an NHL-worst 9-15-2 record at home -- have been a major talking point all season. Tonight's game here against Boston is a big task, because the Bruins are one of the league's best clubs on the road. While Boston has inexplicably struggled to an 11-13-3 mark in TD Garden,... Read More

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