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Sabres at Bruins Game Thread

Come chat with us about the Sabres and their second game in two nights. Game #34 Buffalo Sabres (13-18-2) at Boston Bruins (16-14-3) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts TV: MSG, Bell TV, NESN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Bruins Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder Projected BUF lines Stafford - Girgensons - EnnisHodgson - Flynn -GiontaDeslauriers - Foligno - SchallerLarsson - Grigorenko - Stewart Gorges - PysykRistolainen - ZadorovBenoit - Meszaros Goal: Michal Neuvirth Let's Go Buffalo!
Die By The Blade Dec 20, 2014

Sabres vs. Avalanche Game Thread

Come talk to us about Grigorenko and the Sabres. Game #33 Buffalo Sabres (13-17-2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (10-13-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, New York TV: MSG, ALT2 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Avalanche Blog: Mile High Hockey Projected BUF lineup* Stafford - Girgensons - EnnisHodgson - Flynn - GiontaDeslauriers - Foligno - KaletaLarsson - Grigorenko - Stewart Gorges - MyersZadorov - RistolainenBenoit - Meszaros Goal: Jhonas Enroth *There was a late change to the lineup as Matt Moulson will miss tonight's game with an illness. Johan Larsson has been...
Die By The Blade Dec 20, 2014

Sabres vs. Avalanche Preview: Another night of Grigopalooza

The Sabres return after three days off to battle the struggling Avalanche. Game #33 Buffalo Sabres (13-17-2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (10-13-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, New York TV: MSG, ALT2 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Avalanche Blog: Mile High Hockey Three Questions 1. Will Grigorenko score his first goal of the season? After being sent down to take part in last night's Americans game, Mikhail Grigorenko has returned for a second straight game. He didn't make a huge effect in the Winnipeg game. Will he be able to get on the scoreboard tonight? 2. How...
Mile High Hockey Dec 20, 2014

Avalanche vs. Sabres: Can the Avs finally outshoot a team?

Avalanche play their second game of a three game east coast trip against the Sabres. Now, call me crazy but I still haven't given up on the 2014-2015 Avalanche campaign quite yet. Yes, the Avs are 10 points out of playoff position but a good stretch of games could bring them back in the hunt. Colorado has picked up points in their last three games and now play the first game of a back-to-back starting tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Games against teams like Buffalo are must wins for the Avalanche right now. So what should we all expect in Saturday night's match up against the Sabres?...

These Buffalo Sabres ugly Christmas sweaters are just the best

At least the Sabres are keeping their holiday spirits bright. Zemgus Girgensons has been a revelation this season for the Sabres, raising expectations on his offensive upside and earning over 1,000,000 votes for the All-Star game (thanks, Latvia - Balso Par Zemgu!) His entertaining Instagram account, however, showed that he doesn't just have hockey talent, Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen have skills when it comes to ugly Christmas sweaters too. Ugly sweaters on point @rasmrist A photo posted by Zemgus Girgensons (@zemgus94) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:10pm PST Of course Zemgus would...
Artic Ice Hockey Dec 17, 2014

Game 32: Winnipeg Jets Rattle Buffalo Sabres

Jets win, pummel Sabres 5-1 at home, making the day the lost Jacob Trouba for a long time a little less bad. After giving up the game's first goal late in the first, the Jets scored 5 straight goals in a beat down of the Buffalo Sabres. The game's star was Mark Scheifele, who potted 2 goals and added an assist. Evander Kane also got on the score sheet with his 5th of the year. 10 Thoughts (1) Mark Scheifele enjoyed playing tonight, and we enjoyed watching him. With his team down 1-0, Scheifele took a short pass from Grant Clitsome, dragged the puck towards the centre of the ice, and let go...

Sabres at Jets recap: Bye bye, winning streak

The Jets brought the Sabres back to reality, ending their four-game winning streak with a 5-1 blowout. The Buffalo Sabres came into last night's game against the Winnipeg Jets riding high on a four-game winning streak. They left with those good vibes shattered by a Jets team that dominated the last 40 minutes en route to a 5-1 drubbing. Things started off great, thanks to a first period that saw the Jets on a constant parade to the penalty box. The Sabres couldn't take advantage of a long 5-on-3, but they did manage to score late in the period on the power play thanks to a slick Nikita...

Sabres at Jets Complete Coverage: Game #32

The Sabres were destroyed by Winnipeg 5-1, bringing their winning streak to an end. Game #32 Buffalo Sabres (13-16-2) atWinnipeg Jets (15-10-6) Puck Drop: 8:00 pm EST | MTS Centre | Winnipeg, MB TV: MSG, Bell TV, TSN3 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Jets Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey Three Questions 1. How will Mikhail Grigorenko fare in his big re-debut? Grigorenko is back in the Sabres lineup for the first time this season thanks to an injury to Torrey Mitchell, and he'll be centering Drew Stafford and Nicholas Deslauriers if the practice lines are to be believed. It's a big moment for the...
Die By The Blade Dec 16, 2014

Sabres trade Luke Adam to Columbus for Jerry D'Amigo

The Sabres newest addition has seven points for the Springfield Falcons this season. The Sabres made their first trade of the season, sending Luke Adam to Columbus in exchange for forward Jerry D'Amigo. The newest Sabre has yet to play a game with the Blue Jackets this season, spending the entire time with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. He has three goals and four assists in 28 games. D'Amigo was acquired by the Blue Jackets this summer from the Maple Leafs for Matt Frattin. Originally a sixth round pick of Toronto's, D'Amigo played in the organization from 2010 to 2014. He has played...

Sabres at Jets preview: Grigorenko BACK

The new-and-improved Mikhail Grigorenko returns to the Sabres lineup as an injury call-up as Buffalo travels to Winnipeg. Game #32 Buffalo Sabres (13-16-2) atWinnipeg Jets (15-10-6) Puck Drop: 8:00 pm EST | MTS Centre | Winnipeg, MB TV: MSG, Bell TV, TSN3 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Jets Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey Three Questions 1. How will Mikhail Grigorenko fare in his big re-debut? Grigorenko is back in the Sabres lineup for the first time this season thanks to an injury to Torrey Mitchell, and he'll be centering Drew Stafford and Nicholas Deslauriers if the practice lines are to be...
Die By The Blade Dec 16, 2014

Rochester recap: They finally won!

The Amerks bested Hamilton in OT Saturday night. It started like a lot of games have recently. A 1-1 tie that turned into the Bulldogs up 2-1, then up by 3-1, and it was hard not to think that it was another night of "been here, done this" in downtown Rochester. Sadly, losing has become typical and almost anticipated from this Rochester squad over the last several weeks. But this time, something was different. "Can't complain about much these days - I believe we'll be okay!" (Oh, Honey, Be Okay) Phil Varone, he of the many, many helpers, scored early into the first for the Amerks before...
Silver Seven Dec 15, 2014

Full coverage, Game 30: Ottawa Senators @ Buffalo Sabres

Full coverage of the game between the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres on 15 December 2014. The Ottawa Senators will look for their first regulation win in almost a month when they visit the Buffalo Sabres tonight. The Senators haven't won in regulation in 11 consecutive games dating back to 20 November against Nashville. Their last regulation win on the road was on 28 October in #Lumbus. Overall, only Colorado and Arizona have fewer regulation wins than the Senators. On the bright side, the Senators are coming off a shootout win in Boston and Chris Phillips, Chris Neil and Zack Smith...
Silver Seven Dec 15, 2014

Game 30 preview: Ottawa Senators @ Buffalo Sabres

A preview of the game between the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres on 15 December 2014. The Ottawa Senators will look for their first regulation win in almost a month when they visit the Buffalo Sabres tonight. The Senators haven't won in regulation in 11 consecutive games dating back to 20 November against Nashville. Their last regulation win on the road was on 28 October in #Lumbus. Overall, only Colorado and Arizona have fewer regulation wins than the Senators. On the bright side, the Senators are coming off a shootout win in Boston and Chris Phillips, Chris Neil and Zack Smith will be...

A great response to the Sabres tanking argument

Every Buffalo Sabres fan should read this and consider. In a recent game recap, O-Town Sabre had essentially the perfect response to the tanking argument, with a good point on both sides about fancy stats as well. As Bill Nye would say, please consider the following, and remember, we're all on the same team. Let's make sure we get through this together. It's not just the fancy stats, though. It's all the stats that point to the Sabres being worse than their record says. When it comes down to it, the point totals at the end of the season speak for themselves, and playoff wins speak for...
Die By The Blade Dec 14, 2014

Sabres vs. Panthers recap: A tale of two Zadorovs

Young defensemen sometimes do nice things, but they also make mistakes too. Everyone knows young defensemen make mistakes, even the ones that are going to be good. That was certainly the case last night with Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov. Ristolainen was on the ice for three goals, and Zadorov for two. After going up 2-0 in the first period, the second period was not a pleasant one for the Sabres. Florida's first goal, credited to Sean Bergenheim, resulted from a bad giveaway by Ristolainen right near the Sabres net. Sabre legend Brad Boyes picked it up and passed to Bergenheim, who...
Die By The Blade Dec 14, 2014

Sabres Links: Zadorov not going to World Juniors, Ruhwedel propels Rochester to win, Moulson scoring again

Nikita Zadorov is staying in Buffalo, which he says is what he'd like to do. He is turning into quite the player, as shown with his OT winner last night. Sabres Links Nikita Zadorov scored in overtime to give the Sabres a 4-3 victory over Florida [Sabres.com] The Sabres announced earlier yesterday that Zadorov will not be heading to World Juniors, and that Mike Weber will be out until after Christmas after knee surgery [Pro Hockey Talk] The Americans ended their six-game losing streak thanks to a Chad Ruhwedel overtime goal [Amerks.com] Matt Moulson is finally scoring again [Buffalo...

Sabres vs. Panthers game thread

Can the Sabres snap their Panthers losing streak? Find out with us tonight! Game #30 Buffalo Sabres (11-16-2) vs.Florida Panthers (12-8-7) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, Bell TV, FS-F | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litter Box Cats Projected BUF Lineup Moulson - Girgensons - Ennis Flynn - Mitchell - GiontaFoligno - Hodgson - Stafford Deslauriers - McCormick - Kaleta Gorges - MyersZadorov - Ristolainen Meszaros - Benoit Goal: Jhonas Enroth Let's go, Buffalo!
Litter Box Cats Dec 13, 2014

GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres Open Forum

Another Saturday, another date with suddenly significant Sabres, who are quietly winning more than losing in recent days (8-3 in last 11) WHO: Florida Panthers (12-8-7 31P) at Buffalo Sabres (11-16-2 24P) WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET (LBC GameThread at 6:30ish) WHERE: First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Florida, MSG-Buffalo/Bell TV HOW TO LISTEN: WQAM 560 (FLA); 97.1 FM/1270 AM (DET) ENEMY INTEL: Die By The Blade FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 5 (2-0) ALL-TIME VS BUF: 32W-38L-4T 2OTL 2SOL 190GF 228GA PLAYER STATS: Florida / Buffalo * Last game for Florida:...

Flames vs Sabres - Stats Recap

It's funny, Ari and I were discussing how important the remainder of this road trip was the other night. Plus the importance of actually winning some crucial games. We had no idea this was one. Nobody believed me when I said Buffalo is a good team and now they're 8-3-0 in this last 11 — SJ (@stace_ofbase) December 12, 2014 I guess the big question is, who do the Sabres play in the Stanley Cup Final? — Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) December 12, 2014 Well, we lost to the Buffalo Sabres last night and I'm still dealing with it. I didn't sleep all night and I may have thrown up about...

Sabres vs. Flames recap: Defying gravity

Despite being dominated on the stat sheet by Calgary, the Buffalo Sabres won yet again 4-3. One of my favorite recurring jokes in Muppet movies happens every time an aggressive woman (usually Miss Piggy) beats up some unsuspecting men, and her bewildered companions wonder: How does she do that? The Buffalo Sabres continued winning streak has me wondering the exact same thing - how are they doing this? The Sabres took down the Calgary Flames despite being outshot by a massive 45-19 margin; it's like they're trying to defy the notion of advanced stats on purpose, making their degree of...

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