Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have their hands full against the hot Bruins

Boston, MA (WGR 550) - The Sabres come into Boston facing a red hot Bruins team. Boston is 18-1-4 in its last 23 games and 27-4-4 in its last 35. Despite all that winning, the Bruins are still three points behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division and NHL lead. Boston is 12-1-2 against the...
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How do the Sabres use analytics?

Boston, MA (WGR 550) - We hear a lot about analytics in sports these days. The Philadelphia Eagles just won the Super Bowl with an aggressive approach, but what about the Buffalo Sabres? Tim Murray used his own version of analytics, which didn’t work at all when trying to build this team. It led...
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Dreger: "Rick Nash might complicate things for the Sabres"

Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR The NHL trade deadline is just a few weeks away. For much of the season, Evander Kane was the only big name known to be on the market. Now, the Sabres have some competition. It was reported by Bob McKenzie that the Rangers asked for Nash's 18-team no trade list,...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Islanders

The Buffalo Sabres took to the home ice on Thursday to square off with the New York Islanders for the teams' third and final meeting of the 2017-18 season. In the previous two matchups, the Isles have prevailed by a combined score of 9-5, with the latter of the contests taking overtime to settle...
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The Sabres new line shows immediate chemistry.

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s interesting that Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues have never played on a line together in the NHL. In Eichel’s only season at BU, he scored 26 goals and 45 assists for 71 points. Rodrigues had 21 goals and 40 assists for 61 points in 41 games. Phil Housley said he’s just...
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Gamenight: Sabres lead Islanders 2-0 after one period

First Period 15:36 - It feels like the Sabres have not had the puck at all to start this game. Shots are 5-0 in favor of the Islanders, and they have had solid possession time to this point. Stil scoreless in the first period. 12:17 - SABRES GOAL . I guess the saying is true, all it takes is one...
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Sabres' Ristolainen is no longer with Scandella

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With the poor play of Rasmus Ristolainen the last four games, Phil Housley feels he has to change up the defensive pairings. This morning it was: Scandella - Nelson Beauleau - Ristolainen Gorges - Antipin Wilson - Falk Ristolainen struggled mightily against the Ducks and...
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The Sabres lose McCabe for three-to-four weeks

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jake McCabe is going to miss three-to-four weeks after having thumb surgery on Wednesday. McCabe had an injury-free season going as he had played in all 53 games. Phil Housley said, "It's tough, speaking to the doctors it's three to four weeks now, so it's difficult, but it...
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Personal low

I love hockey. I love the Buffalo Sabres. I love watching the Sabres play hockey. I’d bet I’ve watched as many or more meaningless end of the season play out the string Sabres games than their most ardent super fan. That’s because despite working in the media, I have always been a Sabres super fan...
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How Sam Reinhart compares with his draft class

Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Time certainly moves quickly. We're coming up on 4 years since Sam Reinhart was selected 2nd overall by the Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft. It took Reinhart a year to become a regular in the NHL, and he's put up some decent numbers as a young player. This year he has...
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