Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres hope to have Eichel, Reinhart and Sheary in the lineup

Columbus, OH (WGR 550) - The Sabres had an optional skate on Saturday. The three players that missed Friday’s practice all took part. Phil Housley said he’s still pretty sure that Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Conor Sheary can play against the Blue Jackets, but he wanted to speak with the trainers...
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Kelly on Eichel: "He's one of the best in the league at attacking a line with speed"

Fueled by the Buffalo Sabres' strong 6-4 start to the NHL regular season, Schopp & the Bulldog welcomed TSN and the Point Hockey's Mike Kelly onto WGR to discuss the state of the league and the progress of the Sabres here in 2018-19. Here is some of the best from Kelly's time with the guys on...
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Sabres' Thompson is learning as he waits for another chance to play

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Tage Thompson has struggled so far in his first season with the Sabres. Thompson has been a healthy scratch in the last three games and will be hard pressed to get back into the lineup because Buffalo has won all three games. Phil Housley said he scratched Thompson because...
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Sabres' Bogosian is healthy again and thriving

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - I’ve been saying this since last season ended that we really don’t know what the Sabres have in Zach Bogosian because he hadn’t played one game here healthy. I think we got a glimpse of a healthy Bogosian in San Jose, Anaheim, Los Angeles and now here in Buffalo. In just...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Canadiens

A back-and-forth Atlantic Division tilt saw the Buffalo Sabres drop the Montreal Canadiens by a final score of 4-3. Kyle Okposo potted the game-winner on the powerplay with just 1:01 left on the third period clock. Jason Pominville also churned out two more goals for Buffalo, as he continues to...
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Bar Argument Tweetbag!

Bar Arguments Tweetbag! I asked for your crazy bar arguments. I asked for the nonsensical crazy take that you or your friend has… so that we all may take part in the whimsy of it all. I got a LOT of responses, and I’m thinking this might be a good staple going forward. Also, if this sees an awful...
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Gamenight: Montreal leads 3-2 in third period

Max Domi opened the scoring just over a minute into the game to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 lead over Buffalo in the first period. Domi scored on a wrist shot after he collected the puck in the offensive zone thanks to a Buffalo turnover. Artturi Lehkonen originally stole the puck away from...
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Botterill on Skinner: No contract negotiations right now... We can wait until later in the year.

The Sabres are off to a pretty good start in the 2018-19 season with a 5-4 record. Ahead of Thursday night's matchup with the Montreal Canadiens, a team that's also off to a good start, Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill stopped by 716 Food and Sport to chat with Schopp & the Bulldog...
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Sabres' Pominville appreciates scoring 700 NHL points

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - In 996 NHL games, Jason Pominville has scored 279 goals with 422 assists for 701 points. Pominville almost didn’t have a career in Buffalo as he was waived in 2005 and sent down to Rochester. Pominville is never a player that pouts and he went down and scored 19 goals and 26...
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The Sabres defense has scored six goals in the first nine games

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Six of the Sabres seven defensemen have scored a goal this season with Casey Nelson the only one not on the board. Last season it took until December to get one from the back end. I had wondered if Phil Housley and tweaked his system over the summer, but he said it’s because...
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