3:07 AM EST, Wed November 30, 2022
Times Herald 7 hours ago

Tyson Jost finding home with Sabres: ‘He brings an awful lot’

BUFFALO – The struggles and other experiences Sabres center Tyson Jost has endured since entering the NHL as a teenager have helped him develop a unique perspective. Jost has already played 358 NHL games, the fourth-highest total among Sabres skaters. Having been drafted 10th overall in 2016, the Colorado Avalanche initially cast him in a scoring role. When that didn’t work out, he fell down the lineup and was traded last season. He lasted only ... Read the full article The post Tyson Jost finding home with Sabres: ‘He brings an awful lot’ first appeared on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade 11 hours ago
Grading the Buffalo Sabres at the Quarter Mark

Grading the Buffalo Sabres at the Quarter Mark

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via With just over a quarter of the season done, let’s look at the Sabres. With just over a quarter of the NHL season complete, the Buffalo Sabres have seen their fair share of ups and downs, ebbs and flows. We can certainly talk about the team as a whole and judge its performance, but today, I’d like to take a look at each player and grade them on their performance thus far. Taking into consideration a little bit of everything - offensive production, defensive structure, ice time, etc. - this is where I’m at right now. Here’s the...
Times Herald 13 hours ago

Sabres captain Kyle Okposo on Nikita Kucherov: ‘A terrific player but he’s dirty’

BUFFALO – Late in the third period of Monday’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, superstar Nikita Kucherov ran Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen in the crease, hitting the Sabres goalie high and knocking him to the ice as he fought for the tying goal. Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin immediately pounced on Kucherov, igniting a melee. Luukkonen stayed in the game, while Kucherov was penalized for goalie interference at 15:27 and Dahlin earned a roughing call.... Read the full article The post Sabres captain Kyle Okposo on Nikita Kucherov: ‘A terrific player but he’s dirty’ first...
Die By The Blade 16 hours ago
Dye by the Blade: Rasmus Asplund’s Tattoos

Dye by the Blade: Rasmus Asplund’s Tattoos

Photo via Buffalo Sabres Sabres forward chats about what his ink means to him. For Buffalo Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund, his tattoos tell stories of the components of life that mean the most to him. From mementos of his childhood to ink paying homage to some of his favorite movies to other reflections on the ups and downs of life, Asplund uses his tattoos to mark various important moments and pieces of his life. Now 24, Asplund got his first tattoo at the ripe age of 16 in his hometown of Filipstad, Sweden. In the nearly nine years since, he’s been building from...
Die By The Blade 17 hours ago
Buffalo Sabres Links: An Overtime Loss

Buffalo Sabres Links: An Overtime Loss

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Your recommended reads after the Sabres’ Monday night loss. Buffalo Sabres Links Hard lessons continue for Sabres in frustrating thriller vs. Lightning [The Buffalo News] Sabres squander late two-goal lead, fall to Lightning in overtime [The Buffalo News] Sabres implode late, fall to Lightning in OT: ‘We backed off’ [Buffalo Hockey Beat] It appears Owen Power just posted the highest on-ice total EV xGF for any player in a game since 2007. I'm still in disbelief a bit b/c this is out of ~650k player games. Out of control....
Die By The Blade 20 hours ago
Lightning Strikes in Buffalo, Results in 6-5 Overtime Heartbreaker

Lightning Strikes in Buffalo, Results in 6-5 Overtime Heartbreaker

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Buffalo never gives up, but loses in overtime after back-and-forth battle Score: Lightning 6 | Sabres 5 Shots: BUF 37 | TB 25 Buffalo Sabres Goals: Tage Thompson (13), Jack Quinn (4), Tyson Jost (1), Dylan Cozens (6), Jeff Skinner (10) Tampa Bay Lightning Goals: Brayden Point (9-PP, 10-PP), Corey Perry (3), Steven Stamkos (11, 12-OTW), Brandon Hagel (7-PP) Minus 1 - First to Trail Almost halfway through the first period, Tampa Bay struck first following a neat pass up the middle to Brayden Point who, as Rick Jeanneret would say,...
Times Herald Nov 28, 2022

Sabres implode late, fall to Lightning in OT: ‘We backed off’

BUFFALO – With less than six minutes left in Monday’s 6-5 overtime loss, winger Jeff Skinner grabbed the puck near the goal line and beat goalie Brian Elliott short side, giving the Sabres what felt like a commanding two-goal lead. After falling behind 2-0 early, the Sabres roared back, tying the game before the first period ended and grabbing a second-period lead. When Brayden Point’s second-power-play goal knotted the game later in the period, the ... Read the full article The post Sabres implode late, fall to Lightning in OT: ‘We backed off’ first appeared on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Nov 28, 2022
Game Thread: Sabres vs. Lightning | Game 22

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Lightning | Game 22

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via The Sabres host the Lightning for a Monday night tilt. Game 22 Buffalo Sabres (9-12-0) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (12-7-1) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST, KeyBank Center TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Lightning Blog: Raw Charge
Times Herald Nov 28, 2022

Sabres notes: Former Buffalo prospect Brandon Hagel thriving with Lightning

BUFFALO – Over the past 10 years, five prospects the Sabres drafted in the sixth round or later have played NHL games. Just three have earned regular duty. Winger Victor Olofsson has scored 11 goals for the Sabres this season, a total that trails only center Tage Thompson’s 13. Goalie Linus Ullmark, who departed Buffalo in 2021, has a stunning 13-1-0 record for the Boston Bruins. The other? Tampa Bay Lightning winger Brandon Hagel, ... Read the full article The post Sabres notes: Former Buffalo prospect Brandon Hagel thriving with Lightning first appeared on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Nov 28, 2022
Sabres Host the Lightning in Monday Night Matchup

Sabres Host the Lightning in Monday Night Matchup

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Buffalo hopes to limit losing streak to one game Game 22 Buffalo Sabres (9-12-0) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (12-7-1) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST, KeyBank Center TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Lightning Blog: Raw Charge Know Your Opponent Tampa Bay Lightning Record: (12-7-1) Last Game: 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Division Ranking: 4th in the Atlantic Division PP: 25.64% (7th) PK: 77.63% (18th) What to Watch 1. Buffalo Can Beat the Bolts, It’s Long Overdue The Tampa Bay Lightning usually dominate their recent meetings with the Sabres,...
Die By The Blade Nov 28, 2022
DBTB Open Thread - Week of Nov 28th | Retros Bring About Reversal

DBTB Open Thread - Week of Nov 28th | Retros Bring About Reversal

The return to the goathead brought back the good times last week Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving - the Buffalo Bills won two games in five days in Detroit, the Buffalo Sabres stopped their losing run with two big scoring explosions, and all is tentatively well again in WNY. There was a welcome return to the lineup for a number of key players (Mattias Samuelsson, Kyle Okposo, Zemgus Girgensons) and that drove a change in the team’s fortunes as well. This week we see four games of varying difficulty including a Thursday night double-header with both the Sabres and the...
Die By The Blade Nov 28, 2022
Buffalo Sabres Links: We’re Back

Buffalo Sabres Links: We’re Back

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Happy Monday, let’s get after it. Buffalo Sabres Links Sources: Sabres among teams interested in Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun [The Buffalo News] Buffalo Sabres place Riley Sheahan on unconditional waivers to terminate contract [Daily Faceoff] Sabres notebook: Why Riley Sheahan was put on unconditional waivers [The Athletic] ($) Asplund cleared to play following 2-game absence [Sabres.com] Get to know Josty! #LetsGoBuffalo | @1LECOM pic.twitter.com/6OJdURYvTv— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) November 27, 2022 NHL/Hockey...
Times Herald Nov 27, 2022

Rasmus Dahlin, Mattias Samuelsson embrace role as Sabres’ shutdown defenders

BUFFALO – At least 20 times on Monday, Sabres defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Mattias Samuelsson will hop over the boards together and be charged with trying to neutralize Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Nikita Kucherov and his linemates. How stiff of a challenge will the Sabres’ top duo have? Well, Kucherov, who has been skating with center Brayden Point and Brandon Hagel, has registered 31 points this season, the NHL’s fifth-highest total. The Russian winger ... Read the full article The post Rasmus Dahlin, Mattias Samuelsson embrace role as Sabres’ shutdown defenders first appeared on...
Times Herald Nov 27, 2022

Sabres place veteran Riley Sheahan on unconditional waivers

BUFFALO – Veteran center Riley Sheahan’s career in the Sabres organization is over. The Sabres on Sunday placed Sheahan, 30, on unconditional waivers, meaning if he clears, his contract will be terminated. Sheahan, who played two games for the Sabres this season, likely has another contract lined up, possibly in Europe. The Sabres on Tuesday sent Sheahan, a native of nearby St. Catharines, Ontario, to the Rochester Americans but he did not play for the ... Read the full article The post Sabres place veteran Riley Sheahan on unconditional waivers first appeared on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
Die By The Blade Nov 26, 2022
The Devils went down to Buffalo

The Devils went down to Buffalo

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports New Jersey continues their impressive month with a win in Buffalo Score: Sabres 1 | Devils 3 Shots: BUF 34 | NJD 44 Buffalo Sabres Goals: 1) Olofsson (Mittelstadt, Jokiharju) New Jersey Devils Goals: 1) Hughes (Mercer, Haula) 2) Boqvist (Sharangovich) 3) Tatar (Hischier, Bratt) Minus 1: Speed Kills The Devils started the game as if they were shot out of a cannon. They jumped on the Sabres who looked like they hadn’t yet woken up from a Thanksgiving turkey induced food coma. Particularly, the Hughes-Haula-Bratt line gave...

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