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Die By The Blade 15 hours ago
Game Thread: Rangers at Sabres | Game 7

Game Thread: Rangers at Sabres | Game 7

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Sabres and Rangers meet for the first time this season Game 7 Buffalo Sabres (2-3-1) vs. New York Rangers (1-3-1) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | Key Bank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Rangers Blog: Blueshirt Banter
Times Herald 17 hours ago

Sabres notes: Matt Irwin ready for opportunity on blue line

BUFFALO – Over the last few years, Sabres newcomer Matt Irwin has morphed from a regular into his team’s seventh defenseman. After playing a career-high 70 times in 2016-17, Irwin cracked the 50-game mark just once in the next three years. Last season, which he spent with the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks, he played a career-low 36 contests. But Irwin, 33, has learned to embrace the role of an extra defender and the challenges ... Read the full article
Times Herald 19 hours ago

Sabres’ Carter Hutton practices, says ‘stubbornness’ made him stay in game

BUFFALO – When Ivan Provorov hit Carter Hutton in the head Jan. 19 in Philadelphia, the Sabres goalie said he felt the effects of it right away. Still, Hutton stayed in the game. Stubbornness, he said, took over. “I’m competitive and I want to play,” Hutton said on a Zoom call this morning. “I kept communicating with (head athletic trainer Rich Stinziano), but I definitely didn’t put him in an easy spot, too, because I ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade 22 hours ago
Preview: Sabres open a two-game series with the Rangers

Preview: Sabres open a two-game series with the Rangers

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Sabres look two win their second straight when they host the Rangers Game 7 Buffalo Sabres (2-3-1) vs. New York Rangers (1-3-1) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | Key Bank Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Rangers Blog: Blueshirt Banter Know Your Opponent New York Rangers Record: (1-3-1) | 3 PTS Division Ranking: 8th in East Division PP: 21st (17.4%) PK: 19th (75.0%) 1. Time to Pick Up Points The Sabres have played well in five of their six games to start this season but have only picked up five of their first 12 points. Now, with...
Times Herald Jan 25, 2021

Versatile Riley Sheahan fitting in well with Sabres: ‘He does everything right’

BUFFALO – The Sabres haven’t found many Riley Sheahan-types – a low-cost role player capable of providing valuable minutes and moving around the lineup – over the past decade. Myriad factors have contributed to the Sabres’ struggles, and their inability to add depth through trades or free agency ranks near the top of the list. But the versatile Sheahan, 29, quickly established himself after signing a professional tryout contract to attend training camp. He earned ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 25, 2021

Sabres make goalie moves, also assign Rasmus Asplund to Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres today assigned goalie Jonas Johansson from the active roster to the taxi squad, a sign Carter Hutton could be ready for Tuesday’s home game against the New York Rangers. Hutton left last Tuesday’s 3-0 loss in Philadelphia after Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov hit him in the head. Johansson replaced him for the final period. Goalie Linus Ullmark has started the last two games. The Sabres also sent forward Rasmus Asplund and goalie ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 25, 2021
DBTB Open Thread - Week of 1/25 | New opponents coming up

DBTB Open Thread - Week of 1/25 | New opponents coming up

Photo by Rob Carr/ Let’s talk about what’s going on in the world.. of the Sabres and the NHL Here’s an open thread for discussing all matters Buffalo Sabres and NHL related for this week. Of course, you can talk about anything else you like too. One of the downsides to this season is that you’re going to get pretty sick of playing the same teams over and over again. I’m sure the players are feeling it too, and it’s certainly going to encourage more ‘chippiness’ which can spill over into more if not managed well by the refs. Here’s the full Sabres...
Times Herald Jan 24, 2021

Linus Ullmark earns emotional win, helps Sabres beat Capitals

A look of relief washed over Linus Ullmark’s face after he stymied Nicklas Backstrom’s shootout attempt, securing the Buffalo Sabres’ 4-3 shootout victory Sunday afternoon. Ullmark, 27, skated out from his crease, tilted his head back and closed his eyes. The much-needed win, just the Sabres’ second this season, capped an emotional week for the goalie, whose father passed away last week. “It’s been rough, definitely,” Ullmark said on a Zoom call following his ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 24, 2021

Sabres notes: Ralph Krueger explains why Dylan Cozens was scratched

Before the season, the Buffalo Sabres developed a plan to rest some of their younger players. In occasionally giving them a breather, they want to prevent the physical and mental aspects of the NHL from overwhelming them. They also want to ensure members of their taxi squad have opportunities to play. So on Sunday afternoon, two days after winger Dylan Cozens scored his first NHL goal, the Sabres loaned the rookie to the taxi ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 24, 2021
Sabres Struggles End With Shootout Win

Sabres Struggles End With Shootout Win

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Back-and-forth battle ends in Buffalo’s favor Score: Sabres 4 | Capitals 3 Shots: BUF - 48 | WSH - 31 Sabres Goals: Colin Miller (1), Victor Olofsson (3), Eric Staal (2) Capitals Goals: Justin Schultz (1), T.J. Oshie (2), Nicklas Backstrom (1) Plus 1 | Power Play Improvement While the Sabres have, historically, struggled on the power play for many years, it seems to really be the elephant in the room in these first few games of this season. To be honest, the stars have actually been aligned for success against Washington this...
Die By The Blade Jan 24, 2021
Game Thread: Sabres at Capitals | Game 6

Game Thread: Sabres at Capitals | Game 6

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Sabres look to get their first win against the Capitals Game 6 Buffalo Sabres (1-3-1) vs. Washington Capitals (3-0-2) Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EST | Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Capitals Blog: Jasper’s Rink
Times Herald Jan 24, 2021

Sabres assign rookie Dylan Cozens to taxi squad, recall Casey Mittelstadt

Two days after scoring his first NHL goal, the Buffalo Sabres today sent winger Dylan Cozens to the taxi squad and recalled forward Casey Mittelstadt from the practice group. Mittelstadt, 22, will likely make his season debut in this afternoon’s road game against the Washington Capitals. The American hasn’t played an NHL game since Dec. 10, 2019. It’s unclear why the Sabres assigned Cozens, 19, to the taxi squad. The rookie has enjoyed regular ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 24, 2021
Preview: Sabres Look To Avoid Capitals Sweep

Preview: Sabres Look To Avoid Capitals Sweep

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Buffalo looks to move out of the East Division’s basement against Washington. Game 6 Buffalo Sabres (1-3-1) vs. Washington Capitals (3-0-2) Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EST | Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Capitals Blog: Jasper’s Rink Know Your Opponent Washington Capitals Record: (3-0-2) | 8 PTS Division Ranking: 1st in East Division PP: 16th (22.2%) PK: 11th (83.3%) 1. Looking To Avoid A Sweep In a shortened, accelerated season, points almost feel more important than ever. Buffalo dropped their first matchup...
Times Herald Jan 23, 2021

Sabres need struggling Rasmus Dahlin to bounce back after benching

In Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss, Sabres coach Ralph Krueger benched Rasmus Dahlin, playing the struggling defenseman just one 73-second shift over the game’s final 32 minutes. Dahlin, 20, looked lost around Buffalo’s net, allowing the Capitals to convert two easy chances he could’ve nullified. After Jakub Vrana scored 13:07 into the second period, a frustrated Dahlin smashed his stick into the ice. His night was just about done. He only played one more ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 23, 2021

Sabres’ Dylan Cozens scores pretty first goal in loss; Rasmus Dahlin benched

It ranks as one of the prettiest first goals scored by a Buffalo Sabres rookie in recent memory. Not only did winger Dylan Cozens unleash a wicked wrist shot from the right circle, he created his own goal by stripping the puck from Brian Pinho at center ice. When Cozens, 19, scored 10:23 into second period, tying Friday’s game at 2, it appeared the Sabres had seized the momentum from the depleted Washington Capitals. “It ... Read the full article

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