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Die By The Blade 18 mins ago
Preview: Sabres seek to strike Lightning

Preview: Sabres seek to strike Lightning

Line shakeups and random probabilites. Game 60 Buffalo Sabres (28-24-7) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (46-11-4) Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST | Amalie Arena | Tampa, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Lightning Blog: Raw Charge Know Your Opponent Tampa Bay Lightning Record: (46-11-4) | 96 PTS Last 10: 8-0-2 Division Ranking: 1st in Atlantic Division Conference Ranking: 1st in Eastern Conference PP: 1st (30.2%) PK: 2nd (85.1%) What to Watch Something to tie your anchor to It’s been a rough month for the Buffalo Sabres. It’s been a rough few months for the team. After a chunk of games against...
Die By The Blade 24 mins ago
Complete Coverage: Sabres at Lightning | Game 60

Complete Coverage: Sabres at Lightning | Game 60

Sabres meet the top team tonight in the NHL The Buffalo Sabres have a tough challenge tonight against the top team in the league, Tampa Bay Lightning.
Die By The Blade 13 hours ago
Jason Botterill meets with the media on state of the Sabres

Jason Botterill meets with the media on state of the Sabres

Jason Botterill spoke with the media today during practice to discuss the current state of the team Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the Buffalo media today while the club was practicing before their matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night. He touched on topics such as the current state of the team of, the head coach, Kyle Okposo, and trade deadline. Unfortunately, it may not have been a lot of what fans wanted to hear for the most part. On the head coach: Botterill on coaching change? "No. We've made progress as an organization compared to last year....
ClutchPoints Feb 20, 2019
3 burning questions for the Buffalo Bills this offseason

3 burning questions for the Buffalo Bills this offseason

The Buffalo Bills struggled mightily in 2018, but do have some reasons to be optimistic. Josh Allen had an up and down rookie season, but showed flashes of promise. As they head into the third year of the Sean McDermott-era, the team has a bunch of needs they have to fill. Here are the three […] The post 3 burning questions for the Buffalo Bills this offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Hockey Writers Feb 20, 2019

Sabres Okposo Suffers Third Concussion

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Kyle Okposo has been diagnosed with a concussion. The Sabres initially reported on Saturday that the winger did not have a concussion. However, the terrible news was feared on Monday morning, when Sabres coach Phil Housley told the media, “Kyle’s back in Buffalo getting further evaluated.” The 30-year-old, […] The post Sabres Okposo Suffers Third Concussion appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Die By The Blade Feb 20, 2019
Sheary drawing unfair criticism

Sheary drawing unfair criticism

Despite the vitriol that has been directed toward him from portions of the fan base, Conor Sheary is performing as expected this season. In phase one of the Buffalo Sabres’ “roster overhaul” this past summer, Jason Botterill acquired left-winger, Conor Sheary in a trade with his former employer, the Pittsburgh Penguins. When the trade was announced, a majority of Sabres fans were satisfied with the return. Just one year removed from posting 53 points in 61 games alongside Sidney Cosby, the 26-year-old represented a much needed boost to the overall forward depth in Buffalo. As the team...
The Hockey Writers Feb 20, 2019

Huberdeau Nets 2 as Panthers Beat Sabres

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists, Jayce Hawryluk also scored and Frank Vatrano had two assist... The post Huberdeau Nets 2 as Panthers Beat Sabres appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Democrat and Chronicle Feb 20, 2019
Bills offense needs an overhaul, but a defensive lineman may be the first-round pick

Bills offense needs an overhaul, but a defensive lineman may be the first-round pick

With as many as 10 defensive linemen projected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft, the Bills may be wise to pick one of them.         
Die By The Blade Feb 19, 2019
Recap: Sabres Playoff Hopes Continue to Tumble in Sunrise

Recap: Sabres Playoff Hopes Continue to Tumble in Sunrise

Buffalo’s inability to handle lesser opponents continues to stymie their playoff chances. The Buffalo Sabres dying playoff chances took another big hit on Tuesday night, courtesy of a loss in Sunrise. These Florida Panthers always seem to have the number of whatever Sabres squad they face and this time seemed no different. Throughout the first period, the ice very much felt tilted in favor of the Panthers, despite no score after twenty. Buffalo would turn on the jets in the second period and get themselves on the board first. Eichel taps a home a pass from Reinhart and puts the #sabres...

Huberdeau scores 2 as Panthers beat Sabres 4-2

Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Die By The Blade Feb 19, 2019
Game Thread: Sabres at Panthers, Game 59

Game Thread: Sabres at Panthers, Game 59

Sabres look to pick up two points against the Panthers tonight Game 59 Buffalo Sabres (28-23-7) vs. Florida Panthers (22-28-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litterbox Cats
Sportsnet.ca Feb 19, 2019
Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with another concussion

Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with another concussion

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has sustained his third concussion in less than three years. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Die By The Blade Feb 19, 2019
Beyond The Blade | Episode 89

Beyond The Blade | Episode 89

Catch the newest episode of Beyond The Blade for discussion on the latest with the Sabres Another episode of Beyond The Blade is live. This week’s episode was like many we’ve had in the past. We discuss how it looks like another Buffalo Sabres season has gone out the window. It’s crazy to think about how we got to this point. Other topics we focus on are Phil Housley, Jason Botterill, goaltending, and what this season means for the future. You can listen to the full episode on iTunes, Google Play, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, and Spotify.
Times Herald Feb 19, 2019

Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with concussion

After returning to Buffalo to undergo further evaluation, winger Kyle Okposo has been diagnosed with a concussion, the Sabres announced this morning. The American, 30, has a concerning history of concussions. This is at least his third in less than two years. After suffering one late in 2016-17, he was hospitalized in intensive care. Okposo, who suffered a one-punch knockdown during a brief fight Friday, left the Sabres during their road trip for more ... Read the full article The post Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with concussion appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Feb 19, 2019
Preview: Sabres look to snap their losing streak in Florida

Preview: Sabres look to snap their losing streak in Florida

Sabres head to Sunrise in an attempt to snap their two-game losing streak Game 59 Buffalo Sabres (28-23-7) vs. Florida Panthers (22-28-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litterbox Cats Know Your Opponent Florida Panthers Record: (25-24-8) | 58 points Last 10: 4-5-1 Division Ranking: 6th in the Atlantic Division Conference Ranking: 12th in the Eastern Conference PP: 3rd (25.4%) PK: 8th (81.9 %) What to Watch 1. Slipping out of the race Losses to the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils have really put a damper on the Sabres...

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