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Recap: Sabres fall to Leafs 3-2 in shootout

The Sabres young guns impressed, but in the end the mighty Leafs offense was too much to overcome as Buffalo lost in the shootout 3-2. Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a shootout. But preseason hockey is kind of like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, where everything's made up and the points don't matter, so let's get right down to the takeaways we had from this game. - Mikhail Grigorenko was one of the stories of this game, as he scored two absolutely fantastic goals, one in regulation and one the shootout. Grigo was on the first line tonight along with Cody...

Mikhail Grigorenko has the skills to pay the bills

There was a reason he was drafted in the first round after all.

Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs viewing info, lineups, and open thread

Will tonight's game be as action-packed as when these two teams met on Friday? Come on back at 7pm and chat with us as the Sabres take on the Leafs one more time. Preseason Game #4 Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - Air Canada Center - Toronto, ON TV - MSG, NHL Net, Sportsnet ONT  | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Leafs Blog - Pension Plan Puppets A few interesting notes about tonight's lineup: - Andrey Makarov will get the start over Nathan Lieuwen, and while Makarov will certainly start the season in Rochester, it's a bad sign for Lieuwen after giving...
Die By The Blade Sep 27, 2014

Sabres Links: Stewart scores pair, Tallinder injured for Toronto, Samuels-Thomas enjoyed first camp

A familiar face suffered a tough injury after a Mike Weber hit last night in the Sabres high-scoring loss to the Maple Leafs. Sabres Links Chris Stewart scored two in the Sabres 6-4 loss to Toronto [Sabres.com] The Sabres assigned 11 players to Rochester, waived Luke Adam [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Ted Nolan changes his stance on fighting [Sportsnet] Jordan Samuels-Thomas soaring in first NHL camp [Buffalo News] Prospect Report: Justin Bailey scored a goal and an assist in his return to Kitchener [Sabres Prospects] Around The League Henrik Tallinder was injured in last nights game...

Sabres vs. Maple Leafs recap: Sabres lose spirited 6-4 game

Poor goaltending and shoddy defense let the Sabres down in their third preseason game, but there was plenty of excitement for both teams along the way. In what has become an annual traidition, the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs played a high-energy, back-and-forth, fight-filled preseason game that ultimately ended in a 6-4 victory for Toronto thanks to some iffy defense and terrible goaltending from both teams, but especially Michal Neuvirth. Buffalo didn't have much of a chance after the Leafs scored three goals on their first six shots, but they put forth an entertaining effort...
Die By The Blade Sep 26, 2014
Sabres send 11 players to Rochester, two to juniors in latest round of cuts

Sabres send 11 players to Rochester, two to juniors in latest round of cuts

The Sabres cuts continue as the team begins to look more and more like what they will on opening night. The Sabres have made their second big round of cuts, and there weren't too many big surprises. Buffalo has announced that they have sent the following players to Rochester: Brady Austin, William Carrier, Dan Catenacci, Colin Jacobs, Justin Kea, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Chad Ruhwedel, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Kevin Sundher, Luke Adam and Phil Varone. The Sabres have also sent Brendan Lemieux back to Barrie and Justin Bailey to Kitchener. The biggest surprise is likely Ruhwedel, who some...
Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs lineups, viewing info, and open thread

Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs lineups, viewing info, and open thread

The Sabres trot out a veteran-laden lineup to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in their third of six preseason games. Preseason Game #3 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Leafs Blog - Pension Plan Puppets Sabres Lineup Moulson - Ennis - StaffordHodgson - Reinhart - GiontaFoligno - Mitchell - StewartFlynn - Schaller - McCormick McCabe - MyersWeber - RistolainenZadorov - Meszaros Neuvirth Leafs Lineup A bunch of guys not named Phil Kessel. Let's go, Buffalo!

All-American Prospects Game recap: The future of USA Hockey is bright

Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin solidified their high draft status while plenty of other prospects impressed as Team Grier defeated Team Olczyk 6-3. If last night's CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game is any indication, the future of American hockey is strong indeed. What some thought might be the "Jack Eichel and Friends" game turned out to be a showcase for a number of other American prospects and a proof that the hype for the USA's 2015 draft class is well-deserved. Team Grier defeated Team Olczyk 6-3 in the end, and Jack Eichel earned the player of the game award with his goal, assist, and...
2014 CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game viewing info, preview, open thread

2014 CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game viewing info, preview, open thread

Tonight, the best young players America has to offer come to Buffalo to showcase their skills. Back in 2012, the city of Buffalo hosted the inaugural CCM/USA All-American Prospects game at the First Niagara Center. American hockey had grown to the point where they not only could host but deserved to host their own showcase for the best and brightest young talents playing under the stars and bars. It was a very cool event, and the fact that it came to Buffalo was a sign that, under new management, things would be getting better. Fast forward two years, and things are getting better, though...
Die By The Blade Sep 24, 2014
Sabres Links: Captain to be named after camp, Sabres victorious, Lemieux was excited for debut

Sabres Links: Captain to be named after camp, Sabres victorious, Lemieux was excited for debut

The Sabres left victorious last night, but it didn't come without a price. Sabres Links Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford score in 2-0 win over Carolina, Mark Pysyk leaves with injury [Sabres.com] Sabres to name captain following training camp [Pro Hockey Talk] Brendan Lemieux was excited for his NHL debut last night [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Schopp: Sabres, do the best you can [WGR 550] Around The League The Washington Capitals unveiled their new Winter Classic uniforms [SportsLogos.net] World Cup of Hockey targets 2016 start [Sportsnet]
Die By The Blade Sep 23, 2014
Jhonas Enroth earns shutout in 2-0 victory over Carolina

Jhonas Enroth earns shutout in 2-0 victory over Carolina

The Sabres earned their first pre-season win in the exhibition home opener. After being unable to score in their first pre-season game the Sabres turned things around Tuesday night, winning 2-0 with a far more veteran lineup. The stars of the show for Buffalo were the players on the first line, Matt Moulson, Tyler Ennis, and Drew Stafford. The three combined for six points on the night. It took until half way through the second for either team to score. Stafford broke the ice for the Sabres, beating Anton Khudobin on a partial breakaway. Ennis scored seven minutes later on a shot that...
Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Preview and open thread

Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Preview and open thread

The Sabres will look to score their first goal of the preseason as they host the Hurricanes tonight in Buffalo. Preseason Game #2 Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY TV - Nope | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Hurricanes Blog - Canes Country The Buffalo Sabres preseason continues tonight as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes for the first of two contests. The Sabres lost their preseason opener to Washington by a score of 1-0 as their youthful lineup couldn't generate much offense. Tonight the lineup will feature more...
Die By The Blade Sep 23, 2014
Sabres trim training camp roster

Sabres trim training camp roster

Nine prospects were sent back to juniors today. The Buffalo Sabres didn't waste too much time in sending 9 prospects back to the junior leagues. Even though training camp just opened and the Sabres are preparing to play their second preseason game tonight, the team moved to trim the camp roster down today. The nine players sent back are - Forwards: Joseph Blandisi (Barrie, OHL) Eric Cornel (Peterborough, OHL) Michael Joly(Rimouski, QMJHL) Vaclav Karabacek (Gatineau, QMJHL) Jack Rodewald (Moose Jaw, WHL) Defensemen: Ryan MacKinnon(Charlottetown, QMJHL) Brycen Martin (Swift Current, WHL)...
Die By The Blade Sep 23, 2014

Sabres Links: Grigorenko impressing early, Reinhart looking to improve in time, Foligno ready to return to form

There have been positives signs so far in regards to Mikhail Grigorenko, leading many to believe he's back on track. Sabres Links Impressive training camp could land Mikhail Grigorenko a roster spot [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Sam Reinhart felt he improved as his first pre-season test went along [Buffalo News] Marcus Foligno is ready to return with a vengeance after undergoing shoulder surgery [Sabres.com] Another day, another season preview where the Sabres are picked last [USA Today]
Ted Nolan doesn't believe in analytics

Ted Nolan doesn't believe in analytics

There's been a growing trend in hockey analytics over the past few seasons, but Ted Nolan prefers his own way of judging players. Over the past few seasons, one of the fastest growing trends in hockey has been the rise of "advanced stats", or hockey analytics. Sites like Extra Skater helped spread the gospel of Corsi, with other stats such as Fenwick and PDO following shortly behind. While fans and writers were some of the first to jump on the analytics bandwagon, over the past year we've seen NHL front offices hire many of those same writers and bloggers to help with newly formed...
Die By The Blade Sep 22, 2014

Sabres Links: Sabres lose opener, Moulson feels at home, Varone thinks he can make roster

Former Sabres are making headlines all over the league today. Sabres Links Andre Burakovsky scored the lone goal as the Capitals sunk Buffalo 1-0 in the first pre-season game of the season [Sabres.com] Matt Moulson feels at home back with the Sabres [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Phil Varone believes he can stick with the Sabres [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Prospect Report: Victor Olofsson scores second of the year [Sabres Prospects] Around The League Ryan Johansen will reportedly receive an offer from the KHL [TSN] John Scott was brought to San Jose to "patrol the ice" [CSN Bay Area] Mike Yeo...

Buffalo Sabres 2014 preseason news

All the news and noteworthy items from the Buffalo Sabres 2014 training camp and preseason games. Today in Buffalo, the temperature dropped about 15 degrees during the day. Why? Because the weather just realized that Sabres hockey is only one week away, obviously. Thursday, September 18 marks the opening of the upcoming season's training camp for the Buffalo Sabres, and the first chance to see what the 2014-15 squad might look like. Will Sam Reinhart make the team? What about Rasmus Ristolainen or Nikita Zadorov? And does Josh Gorges look as beautiful as his name implies? All those...
Die By The Blade Sep 21, 2014

Sabres lose 1-0 to Capitals in first pre-season game

Buffalo was unable to crack the scoresheet in their first game action of the year. Andre Burakovsky's first period goal was enough to push the Capitals past Buffalo in the Sabres first pre-season game of the year. Buffalo was unable to beat Pheonix Copley or Braden Holtby. Buffalo was unable to crack the scoresheet in their first game action of the year. The outcome is not incredibly surprising based on the fact that Washington used a far more veteran lineup than the Sabres. Alex Ovechkin, Niklas Backstrom, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, and Holtby all played for Washington. The most veteran...
Die By The Blade Sep 21, 2014
Sabres Links: Reinhart to debut tonight, Neuvirth discusses mask, Zadorov could be destined for juniors

Sabres Links: Reinhart to debut tonight, Neuvirth discusses mask, Zadorov could be destined for juniors

It may not be real hockey, but hockey is back none-the-less. Sabres Links Not surprisingly Sam Reinhart will debut for the Sabres in the preseason tonight [Sabres.com] Sabres coaches plan to instill structure and discipline during training camp [Buffalo News] Michal Neuvirth gives us a closer look at his mask, featuring a tribute to Dominik Hasek [Sabres TV] Nikita Zadorov could be destined for juniors again [Buffalo Hockey Beat] Ever wanted to see what if would look like to drive the Zamboni at First Niagara Center? Here's your chance [Youtube] Around The League Randy Carlyle is...
Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals: Preview and open thread

Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals: Preview and open thread

HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY..... Preseason Game #1 Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals Puck Drop - 5:00pm EST - Verizon Center - Washington D.C. TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Capitals Blog - Japers' Rink The Buffalo Sabres open their preseason today in Washington in the first of six warm-up games, beginning today and ending on October 3. The lineup has not been revealed as of this writing, nor has the starting goalie, but according to Chris Ryndak of Sabres.com, the lines will be different than they've been in...

Sabres Player News

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    Sam Reinhart

    Reinhart’s roster spot not a given at this point

  • Brian Gionta

    Brian Gionta

    Desharnais sees a lot of leadership among fellow Habs

  • Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart

    [FTB] Pre-Season Sabres Look Worse Than Regular Season Sabres

  • Jake McCabe

    Jake McCabe

    Sabres’ McCabe showing he belongs at top level

  • Patrick Kaleta

    Patrick Kaleta

    Sabres Links: Sabres' new group optimistic, Sabres ranked 75th among franchises, Selanne rips Boudreau

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