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Andy Boron / Die By The Blade 11 hours ago

Sabres at Canucks recap: This is the song that never ends...

Yes it goes on and on, my friends. I wonder if Ryan Miller feels bad for Matt Hackett. After all, a game like this last season would have seen Miller between the pipes for the Buffalo Sabres, valiantly trying to hold off a superior team, getting peppered with shot after shot, and ultimately getting squashed in the third period. Whether he feels bad for his old team or not, Miller and the Vancouver Canucks showed no remorse as they handed the Buffalo Sabres a 5-2 loss. It was the 14th straight loss for the Sabres, who are quickly closing in on the all-time NHL record of 17 straight...
Die By The Blade Jan 30, 2015

Sabres at Canucks Complete Coverage

The twin teams from 1970 will keep you up very late watching hockey. Game #49 Buffalo Sabres (14-31-3) atVancouver Canucks (26-17-3) Puck Drop: 10:00 pm EST | Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC TV: MSG, Bell-TV, NHLN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Canucks Blog: Nucks Misconduct Three Questions 1. How will Ryan Miller preform in his first game against the Sabres? The Sabres will be facing an old friend in Ryan Miller for the first time since the team traded him last season. This season has been a successful season for Miller, who is now playing behind a competent team. He is second in the NHL...
Die By The Blade Jan 30, 2015

Sabres at Canucks Preview: Buffalo plays Ryan Miller for the first time

The Sabres are back in action tonight against Vancouver to end their three game western Canadian swing. Game #49 Buffalo Sabres (14-31-3) atVancouver Canucks (26-17-3) Puck Drop: 10:00 pm EST | Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC TV: MSG, Bell-TV, NHLN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Canucks Blog: Nucks Misconduct Three Questions 1. How will Ryan Miller preform in his first game against the Sabres? The Sabres will be facing an old friend in Ryan Miller for the first time since the team traded him last season. This season has been a successful season for Miller, who is now playing behind a...

Sabres at Oilers recap: Struggling to keep up with 29th

The Sabres were handed their 13th consecutive loss by the second worst team in the league. If there was any game that the Buffalo Sabers might have had a chance to win, it was last night. The healthy 30th place team played the 29th place Edmonton Oilers, who were missing one of their top stars in Taylor Hall and came in to the game as the only team in the NHL with fewer regulation wins than Buffalo. When the final horn sounded, however, this looked like any Sabres box score over the past month - the Oilers almost doubled the Sabres shot total en route to a 3-2 victory. The Sabres struggled...

Sabres at Oilers Complete Coverage: Game #49

Who is the worst in the NHL? We find out tonight! Game #49 Buffalo Sabres (14-30-3) atEdmonton Oilers (12-27-9) Puck Drop: 9:30 pm EST | Rexall Place | Edmonton, AB TV: MSG, SNOL, Bell | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Oilers Blog: The Copper & Blue Three Questions 1. Just what will this game look like? I'm always fascinated when two really bad teams play each other - sometimes you get boring, mistake-prone hockey, but sometimes, bad defense and goaltending can actually make for some of the most fun games to watch. Which will it be tonight, a slog through the trough of awfulness, or a...

Tim Murray talks trades, draft, and expectations for next year

The Sabres GM went on WGR yesterday and was his typical honest self, answering questions ranging from the World Cup of Hockey to how he views the team next year. Every time Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray speaks, it's quickly becoming a must-listen event. Not only is Murray honest in his opinions, but he's not afraid to talk strategy and share his thoughts on both his own and his potential future players. Murray went on Sabres Hockey Hotline on WGR yesterday, and was his typically wonderful self answering Kevin Sylvester and Andrew Peters' questions on the current state of the...

Sabres at Oilers preview: The McDavid Bowl

The bottom two teams in the NHL "battle" tonight, each "hoping" for a "win". Game #49 Buffalo Sabres (14-30-3) atEdmonton Oilers (12-27-9) Puck Drop: 9:30 pm EST | Rexall Place | Edmonton, AB TV: MSG, SNOL, Bell | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Oilers Blog: The Copper & Blue Three Questions 1. Just what will this game look like? I'm always fascinated when two really bad teams play each other - sometimes you get boring, mistake-prone hockey, but sometimes, bad defense and goaltending can actually make for some of the most fun games to watch. Which will it be tonight, a slog through the...

Sabres at Flames recap: Can we go on break again?

The Sabres suffered their twelfth straight loss last night after another horrible third period. No team needed the All Star Break quite like the Buffalo Sabres - losers of eleven straight and sitting in the NHL's basement, they sorely needed to get away from hockey, refocus, and come back with a strong effort to kick off the second part o the season. Instead, what we saw in their first game back looked exactly like it did before the break, and the Sabres lost their twelfth straight game last night to the Calgary Flames by a 4-1 final. Of all the ways the Sabres have lost during this streak...

Sabres at Flames Complete Coverage

Another day, another loss. Game #48 Buffalo Sabres (14-30-3) atCalgary Flames (25-19-3) Puck Drop: 9:00 pm EST | Scotiabank Saddledome | Calgary, AB TV: MSG, SNW, Bell | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Flames Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline Three Questions 1. How will the Sabres look coming off of their eight day rest? The All-Star Break couldn't have come at a better time for Buffalo, who was mired in the midst of an 11 games losing streak. Almost all their players got a chance to rest, heal, and just get away from the losing for a few days. However, the team starts the...

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres recap: Third period Calgary Flames activate

Not that things were going poorly beforehand, but an absolutely dominant third period by the Calgary Third Periods ensured our favourite team is still a playoff hopeful. The Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres are two of the worst possession teams in the league, albeit, Buffalo is, like, historically bad. So the Flames definitely had it in them to win the corsi battle... but what of the actual game? Well... First period ... It was a rather slow start. These are two teams that haven't played in a while, so that's to be expected, but man, it was a real slow start. The Sabres had the first...

Sabres at Flames preview: Back from the break, on to the road

The Sabres are back from the All-Star Break, but are facing both an 11 game losing streak and the beginning of a four game road trip as they head out to Calgary. Game #48 Buffalo Sabres (14-30-3) atCalgary Flames (25-19-3) Puck Drop: 9:00 pm EST | Scotiabank Saddledome | Calgary, AB TV: MSG, SNW, Bell | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Flames Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline Three Questions 1. How will the Sabres look coming off of their eight day rest? The All-Star Break couldn't have come at a better time for Buffalo, who was mired in the midst of an 11 games losing streak. Almost all...

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres game preview: Right back at it

So, the all-star break was pretty fun. And now back to your regularly scheduled regular season programming, where the Pacific Division is tighter than tight and we need the Flames to win many, many games, starting with this one. And now, back to hockey games that mean something! As fun as it is watching all-stars - especially Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau - set one another up, it's a bit more fun to watch a hockey game at, you know... normal speed. The Calgary Flames are hosting the Buffalo Sabres as the NHL returns to regular action. This is their second of two meetings for the season....
Die By The Blade Jan 26, 2015

Zadorov suspended, Hackett and Ellis recalled

There were a few lineup changes when the Sabres returned following the All-Star break. The Sabres announced today that they have suspended Nikita Zadorov due to him failing to return on time. Nolan didn't say how long the suspension will be, simply that he will likely join the team at some time on the western road trip. The nature of Zadorov's actions is still a bit ambiguous, but it sounds like Nolan is chalking it up to youthful mistakes and not travel issues. The team will also be without Michal Neuvirth, who was injured during the break. Nolan said he could miss "some time." Matt...

NHL Skills Competition 2015: Time, TV schedule, events and how to watch online

Zemgus Girgensons will compete in three of the six events in tonight's skills competition. With the fantasy draft completed and the teams set, tonight we get to watch the All-Star Skills Competition, and the lone Buffalo Sabres representative will compete in three of the six events. Zemgus Girgensons has been tabbed to participate in the Fastest Skater, the Skills Challenge Relay, and the Shootout events. The events will be first, fourth, and sixth on the night, respectively; you can read about the rules and format for each event here. Viewing and streaming info below: What: 2015 NHL...

2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Complete Coverage

Everything you need to know to follow along with the fun of the NHL All-Star Weekend. The 2015 NHL All-Star weekend is finally upon us, and with it comes one of the most enjoyable new events we've seen in a while - the All-Star fantasy draft. Here's everything you need to know in order to watch and follow along with tonight's draft. Where will Zemgus Girgensons be drafted? If Latvia has anything to say about it, he should obviously go first overall, but will captains Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno bow to the will of Latvia, or will the more likely scenario play out, and Girgensons will be...

NHL All-Star Draft 2015: Girgensons drafted by Team Foligno

And he wasn't picked last! Zemgus Girgensons may have been the leading fan vote-getter at the All-Star Game (thanks again, Latvia!) but as far as his actual on-ice production goes, Girgensons ranks near the back of the pack, so for Buffalo Sabres fans watching last night's All-Star Fantasy Draft, it was a waiting game to see just how late Zemgus would get picked. And while Sabres fans had to wait a long time, they didn't have to wait until the very end - Girgensons was drafted by Team Foligno in the 16th of 18 rounds, ahead of Tyler Johnson, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and funnily...

2015 NHL All-Star Draft live stream: Time, TV schedule, players and how to watch online

The NHL All-Star Draft is tonight - here's everything you need to know in order to watch one of the more entertaining new wrinkles to All-Star weekend. The 2015 NHL All-Star weekend is finally upon us, and with it comes one of the most enjoyable new events we've seen in a while - the All-Star fantasy draft. Here's everything you need to know in order to watch and follow along with tonight's draft. Where will Zemgus Girgensons be drafted? If Latvia has anything to say about it, he should obviously go first overall, but will captains Jonathan Toews and Nick Foligno bow to the will of Latvia,...

Gorges, Gionta share thoughts on leading the last place team

How do you keep a good mental mindset inside the locker room of the worst team in hockey? One of my biggest issues with most sports interviews is that, for the most part, they sound exactly the same. They all have the same quotes, the same themes, and both athletes and coaches seem to take pleasure in revealing as little as possible to the media and the fans that want to know more. Don't say anything that might reveal insider secrets or get taken the wrong way, which basically means don't say anything at all. That's why it was so refreshing to read yesterday's Sabres article by ESPN.com's...

Five factoids about the Buffalo Sabres at the All-Star Break

With five more days before the next Sabres game, let's take a look at five interesting (and mostly depressing) stats from this season so far. With a week's break before the next Sabres game and the All-Star festivities not yet begun, we thought today would be a good time to take a moment and reflect on some of the more astounding, interesting, and depressing stats from what has been yet another terrible season for the Buffalo Sabres. Some you may know, some you may not, but all of them have something to do with why the Sabres record is where it is at this point in the season. So without...

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