Buffalo Sabres

These guys are good, but not yet scary good

Remember how cool Jochen Hecht's skates were? They looked like brass knuckles. Remember how fast Afinogenov was? How everyone would stand up as he roared up the ice going 9,000 miles per hour. Remember how everyone had a favorite player on the 2005-06 Sabres? Most of the time it wasn't the best...
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Sabres hockey is fun again

"Thank you, Sabres." That's right. I'm pulling out a chant from more than 40 years ago to show how happy I am with the first 20 games of the season from the Buffalo Sabres. Improved team speed, better five-on-five scoring, defensemen who are producing offensively, goalies making key saves, come...
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What is happening?

They say old habits die hard. But what about new habits? We should get over them relatively quickly, no? I hope so. Here’s why I ask. My Giant Goalie Son’s Regals team had a game in Oakville Saturday night. We arrived at the rink at 5:45 for the 7pm face off. The Sabres were just getting ready for...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Wild

In the words of head coach Phil Housley, once again the Sabres "bent but didn't break," on their way to a 3-2 win in Minnesota over the Wild on Saturday night. After falling down 2-0 early in the first period, the Sabres battled back for the second night in a row to earn two points, and get their...
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The Sabres keep the streak alive

St. Paul, MN (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt played his first NHL game at home against the Wild. The kid said his parents had to deal with over 100 tickets to gets family and friends to the game. Mittelstadt said he won’t be nervous, “It should be fun, I’ll have a lot of people here, but I’ve played...
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Gamenight: Sabres trail Wild 2-1 after one period

Minnesota winger Zach Parise got the party started early on home ice, as he capitalized on a Buffalo Sabre defensive turnover just four minutes into the game. Less than four minutes after Parise's tally, Wild defenseman Matt Dumba potted a powerplay tally to make it 2-0; already his 8th goal on the...
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The Sabres turn to Ullmark in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN (WGR 550) - With the Sabres playing a shootout game in Winnipeg, they got in later to Minnesota early this morning. Today is a 5:00 game. It’s back-to-back and a short turnaround which means Linus Ullmark gets back in goal. Ullmark got chased his last time out in Montreal giving up...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Jets

For the second straight game the Buffalo Sabres were outplayed by their opponent for the majority of the contest, but were able to come out two points. On Friday night the Sabres defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in a shootout to win their fourth straight game. This is Buffalo's first four-game win...
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The Sabres survive and then win in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg, MB (WGR 550) - Carter Hutton had to once again stand on his head for 40 minutes until his team woke up in the third period. Buffalo started moving their feet and skating and had the game tied with Jeff Skinner’s power play goal just 53 seconds into the third. Yes, Buffalo had 16 shots in...
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Gamenight: Sabres and Jets Scoreless in 1st

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