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Die By The Blade Mar 27, 2017
Sabres vs. Panthers Game Thread

Sabres vs. Panthers Game Thread

Come watch Brian Gionta play his 1000th NHL game as the Sabres host the Panthers. Game #76 Buffalo Sabres (31-32-12) vs. Florida Panthers (33-30-11) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, FS-F | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Panthers Blog: Litter Box Cats Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo 82 Marcus Foligno -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 12 Brian Gionta 48 William Carrier -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 26 Matt Moulson 29 Jake McCabe — 77 Dmitry Kulikov 67 Brady Austin -- 47 Zach...
Die By The Blade Mar 27, 2017
Sabres Links: Gionta hitting milestone, Petersen’s season continues

Sabres Links: Gionta hitting milestone, Petersen’s season continues

Gionta can add another accolade to his resume soon Sabres Links A giant milestone and celebration is set for Brian Gionta, who will play in his 1,000th game [Buffalo News] Dmitry Kulikov also hit a milestone, scoring his 500th goal [Buffalo News] Cal Petersen watch is still on-going, as Notre Dame won yesterday [UND.com] Petersen also wrote a story for the Players Tribune about his upbringing [Players Tribune] Gleason: Sabres and Bills still waiting for lifeboats [Buffalo News]
Die By The Blade Mar 25, 2017
Sabres vs. Leafs Game Thread

Sabres vs. Leafs Game Thread

Come join us for tonight’s Game #75 Buffalo Sabres (30-32-12) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-23-15) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, ROOT | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Leafs Blog: Pension Plan Puppets Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo 82 Marcus Foligno -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 12 Brian Gionta 48 William Carrier -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 26 Matt Moulson 4 Josh Gorges -- 47 Zach Bogosian29 Jake McCabe -- 34 Casey Nelson77 Dmitry Kulikov -- 41 Justin Falk Goal: 40...
Die By The Blade Mar 25, 2017
Sabres vs. Maple Leafs Coverage: Game #75

Sabres vs. Maple Leafs Coverage: Game #75

Two teams, separated by a river and a border, and a playoff position meet tonight in Buffalo. Game #75 Buffalo Sabres (30-32-12) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-23-15) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, ROOT | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Leafs Blog: Pension Plan Puppets Three Questions 1. How will the team look with all the healthy bodies back in the lineup? The Sabres are getting some serious reinforcements tonight, as Kyle Okposo, Dmitry Kulikov, William Carrier, and Justin Falk are all returning to the lineup. Of course they’ll be without another big player...
Die By The Blade Mar 25, 2017
Sabres vs. Maple Leafs preview: Okposo, Kulikov return

Sabres vs. Maple Leafs preview: Okposo, Kulikov return

Two teams, separated by a river and a border, and a playoff position meet tonight in Buffalo. Game #75 Buffalo Sabres (30-32-12) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-23-15) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, ROOT | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Leafs Blog: Pension Plan Puppets Three Questions 1. How will the team look with all the healthy bodies back in the lineup? The Sabres are getting some serious reinforcements tonight, as Kyle Okposo, Dmitry Kulikov, William Carrier, and Justin Falk are all returning to the lineup. Of course they’ll be without another big player...
MY NHL Trade Rumors Mar 22, 2017
NHL Rumors: Buffalo Sabres GM Talks Kulikov, Expansion and Petersen

NHL Rumors: Buffalo Sabres GM Talks Kulikov, Expansion and Petersen

On the Buffalo Sabres … WGR 550: Sabres GM Tim Murray was on WGR 550 radio yesterday talking team – their defense, expansion, prospects, coaching and himself. Murray on the trade with the Florida Panthers at the draft last year that landed the Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. “When I traded for Kulikov, I thought I was
Die By The Blade Mar 13, 2017
Grading the Buffalo Sabres - The week the losing streak ended

Grading the Buffalo Sabres - The week the losing streak ended

Vote in the player grades polls for the last week Your Three Stars from last week: Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly and the power play. The Three Goats are Nicolas Deslauriers, Dmitry Kulikov, and Dan Byslma. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all of this season’s results. It took a return to form for Robin Lehner to get the Buffalo Sabres out of their slump and finally win a game. Jack Eichel’s points streak ended at eleven games though he promptly jumped back on the points horse the next game. As always, we’ve got all the forwards and defensemen who played over the past week in...
Die By The Blade Mar 6, 2017
Grading the Buffalo Sabres - The week the playoffs hopes died

Grading the Buffalo Sabres - The week the playoffs hopes died

Vote in the player grades polls since the bye week Your Three Stars from last week: Evander Kane, Robin Lehner and the penalty kill. The Three Goats are Dmitry Kulikov, Nicolas Deslauriers and Derek Grant. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all of this season’s results. The Buffalo Sabres went into the bye week feeling pretty good about themselves, sitting just outside the playoff bubble and waiting for teams above them to drop points. Of course, that also meant that when they returned from the break they would need to keep racking up the points. However, all the Sabres seemed to...
Rotoworld Mar 4, 2017

Dmitry Kulikov (UBI) exits Saturday's game - Dmitry Kulikov (D) Buffalo Sabres

Dmitry Kulikov sustained an upper-body injury during Saturday's game.
Die By The Blade Mar 4, 2017
Sabres vs. Lightning Game Thread

Sabres vs. Lightning Game Thread

Come join for a rah-rah bru-hah-hah as the Sabres host the Lightning tonight. Game #65 Buffalo Sabres (27-26-11) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (29-26-8) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, SUN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Lightning Blog: Raw Charge Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 56 Justin Bailey 82 Marcus Foligno -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 12 Brian Gionta26 Matt Moulson -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 44 Nic Deslauriers 29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen77 Dmitry Kulikov -- 47 Zach...
Die By The Blade Mar 2, 2017
Sabres vs. Coyotes Game Thread

Sabres vs. Coyotes Game Thread

Time to see what the new-look Sabres look like after the trade deadline. Oh, wait. Game #64 Buffalo Sabres (26-26-11) vs. Arizona Coyotes (22-33-7) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, FS-A | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Coyotes Blog: Five for Howling Projected Buffalo Lines 63 Tyler Ennis -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo82 Marcus Foligno -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart9 Evander Kane -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 12 Brian Gionta26 Matt Moulson -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 56 Justin Bailey 29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen77 Dmitry Kulikov -- 47 Zach...
Die By The Blade Feb 28, 2017
Sabres vs. Predators Game Thread

Sabres vs. Predators Game Thread

Come enjoy the last game before the trade deadline with us. Who will be gone tomorrow? Game #63 Buffalo Sabres (26-26-10) vs. Nashville Predators (31-22-9) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, FS-TN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Predators Blog: On The Forecheck Projected Buffalo Lines 56 Justin Bailey -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 21 Kyle Okposo9 Evander Kane -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 12 Brian Gionta82 Marcus Foligno -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 23 Sam Reinhart 26 Matt Moulson -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 63 Tyler Ennis 29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen77 Dmitry Kulikov --...
Die By The Blade Feb 28, 2017
Sabres Links: Shattenkirk moved, Peters discusses altercation

Sabres Links: Shattenkirk moved, Peters discusses altercation

The stove was hot yesterday, with a handful of names moving prior to the deadline. Sabres Links After disastrous road trip, Sabres return to Buffalo with the deadline in mind [Buffalo News] Slumping Sabres have assets to sell [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Andrew Peters addressed his altercation on his radio show [Buffalo News] Craig Button said Alex Nylander’s game screams important player [WGR 550] Sportsnet listed Evander Kane at five, Dmitry Kulikov at 19 and Cody Franson at 20 in their top trade targets [Sportsnet] Around The League The Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the Blues...

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