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Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes Complete Coverage: Game #4

The Sabres earned their first win against a dismal Carolina team in a game between the two worst teams in the league. Game #4 Buffalo Sabres (0-3-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (0-2-0) Puck Drop: 7:30 pm EST | PNC Arena | Raleigh, NCTV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550SB Nation Anaheim Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country Three Questions 1. How will the defensive pairs look tonight? The Sabres defense has been mostly awful - Tyler Myers and Josh Gorges notwithstanding - and Ted Nolan will likely be shuffling things around tonight. Andrej Meszaros, Andre Benoit, and Mike Weber are all candidates to take...
Bob Wage / Canes Country Oct 14, 2014

Sabres 4, Hurricanes 3 - SO

Canes come from behind in third period but come up short in shootout The Carolina Hurricanes scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game to tie things up, but ended up falling short in a long shootout as they lost to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3 in front of 14,930 on Tuesday night at the PNC Arena. The Canes, (0-2-1), are still looking for their first win of the season. The Sabres were a tired team in the third period and had just played the afternoon before.  They only got three shots on goal in the period and none in the final 17 minutes of regulation. The Hurricanes fell behind 1-0...

Sabres at Hurricanes recap: Sabres earn first win in shootout

The Sabres now have a number other than 0 in the win column, thanks to an eight-round shootout win in Carolina. It took four games and a contest against another injury-riddled bottom-dweller, but the Buffalo Sabres finally have their first win of the season, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in the shootout. The Sabres played their best game of the season, and while they still gave up a ton of shot attempts, they looked like the better team through the first 40 minutes. Marcus Foligno opened the scoring in the first period with a nice toe-drag snap shot past Cam Ward, and after 20 minutes...

Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes preview: Battle for the basement

Quite possibly the two worst teams in the league face off tonight on national television. The battle for the basement begins tonight! Game #4 Buffalo Sabres (0-3-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (0-2-0) Puck Drop: 7:30 pm EST | PNC Arena | Raleigh, NCTV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550SB Nation Anaheim Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country Three Questions 1. How will the defensive pairs look tonight? The Sabres defense has been mostly awful - Tyler Myers and Josh Gorges notwithstanding - and Ted Nolan will likely be shuffling things around tonight. Andrej Meszaros, Andre Benoit, and Mike Weber are all...

Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks Complete Coverage: Game #3

The Sabres were outclassed in every way in a 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Game #3 Buffalo Sabres (0-2-0) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0) Puck Drop: 3:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, Bell-TV | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Anaheim Ducks Blog: Anaheim Calling Three Questions 1. How will Tyson Strachan look in his first game as a Sabre? Strachan moves into the lineup in place of Andrej Meszaros, who didn't have the best game against Chicago on Saturday. Will Strachan be any better, or will he prove that he belongs in Rochester once Mark Pysyk and Jake McCabe return from...

Sabres vs. Ducks recap: Sabres muster just 12 shots in 5-1 rout

Is the season over yet? The Anaheim Ducks are a good hockey team - last season they finished first in the Western Conference. The Buffalo Sabres are a bad hockey team - last year, they were worst in the East. Sometimes that's all the analysis you need. The Sabres were routed today by the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 5-1, and the game truly showed the talent disparity between one of the best teams in the league and one of the worst. The Sabres were outshot by the incredible score of 44-12 - yes, you read that right. Buffalo's anemic offense never truly threatened Frederik Andersen, despite a...

It's official: Buffalo will host the 2016 NHL Draft

Commissioner Gary Bettman made the official proclamation today in the bowels of the First Niagara Center. The reports from late last week have been made official, as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has announced today that the city of Buffalo will host the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bettman also implied that the Buffalo Sabres will be in the running for future outdoor games, after hosting the original Winter Classic in 2008. For the Sabres' part, team president Ted Black said that he plans to bid on a future All-Star Game to come to Buffalo. The construction of the HARBORCENTER complex, as well...
Die By The Blade Oct 13, 2014

Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks Game Thread

Since you're hear talking about the game with us, it means you probably didn't get one of the free One Buffalo t-shirts.That's too bad. Everyone likes free t-shirts. Game #3 Buffalo Sabres (0-2-0) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0) Puck Drop: 3:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NYTV: MSG, Bell-TV | Radio: WGR 550SB Nation Anaheim Ducks Blog: Anaheim Calling Buffalo lines Moulson - Ennis - Stafford Hodgson - Girgensons - Gionta Foligno - Reinhart - Stewart Deslauriers- McCormick - Mitchell Gorges - Myers Benoit - Strachan Ristolainen - Weber Goal: Michal Neuvirth Let's Go Buffalo!
Canes Country Oct 13, 2014

Number To Know — Oct. 13, 2014

Today’s Number To Know shows that the Buffalo Sabres are off to an even rougher start than Carolina. Number To Know -21 — Buffalo’s average shot differential through two games. The Sabres rank last in the NHL in both shots for (22.5) and shots against (43.5) after the season’s first weekend.That's not new territory for the Sabres: they were last in the league in shots for last season (26.3) and 28th in shots allowed (34.3). Comparatively, Carolina is averaging 24 shots for (28th) and 28.5 shots against (T-16th) through two games, good for 22nd in shot differential.
Die By The Blade Oct 13, 2014
Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks preview: Monday afternoon hockey

Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks preview: Monday afternoon hockey

It's Columbus Day, meaning that the Sabres have afternoon hockey despite many still having to work. Game #3 Buffalo Sabres (0-2-0) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0) Puck Drop: 3:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, Bell-TV | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Anaheim Ducks Blog: Anaheim Calling Three Questions 1. How will Tyson Scrachan look in his first game as a Sabre? Scrachan moves into the lineup in place of Andrej Meszaros, who didn't have the best game against Chicago on Saturday. Will Scrachan be any better, or will he prove that he belongs in Rochester once Mark Pysyk and Jake...
Die By The Blade Oct 12, 2014
Amerks vs. Bulldogs recap: Second verse, worst than the first

Amerks vs. Bulldogs recap: Second verse, worst than the first

The Amerks didn't fare nearly as well in their second outing, a matchup against the fresher, faster Hamilton Bulldogs. What went wrong tonight? Well. That depends on who you ask. The simple answer is that the Bulldogs scored more goals than the Amerks did. The simple answer is that the Amerks were coming on the bad side of back to back games, and the Bulldogs weren't. The simple answer, again, really depends on who you ask. "Don't you worry now: It's all about to change." (Hayden Calnin, Summer) If you ask Drew Bagnall, he would tell you that the team went into a defensive shell and that,...
Die By The Blade Oct 12, 2014

Sabres vs. Blackhawks Recap: Four Third Period Chicago Goals Leads To Runaway Victory

The Chicago Blackhawks scored four times in the third period to give themselves a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Both Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist while Brandon Saad finished the night with three assists. The Buffalo Sabres went into the United Center seen as severe underdogs against a Cup contending team that was having their home opener. For forty minutes, they seemed like they were going to get enough bounces to be able to hang with Chicago as well. But, the final twenty minutes proved deadly as Chicago poured on four goals on their way to a 6-2 victory on...
Second City Hockey Oct 11, 2014

Blackhawks vs. Sabres game thread: Part 3

A busy second period didn't lead to any scoring and it's still 2-2 entering the third period at the United Center. Here's your thread for the third period and beyond. Both teams had some opportunities in the second period but it remains 2-2 between the Blackhawks and Sabres with 20 minutes in regulation. Buffalo goalie Jhonas Enroth has found some rhythm after a cold start and is now 26-of-28 overall against Chicago shot attempts through two periods. If there's one thing that been strikingly apparent the past hour or so, it's the struggles of David Rundblad, so we'll see how much playing...
Second City Hockey Oct 11, 2014

Blackhawks vs. Sabres: Madhouse on Madison hosts home opener Saturday night

Buffalo makes a visit to the United Center on Saturday night as the Blackhawks kick off their home schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Chicago Blackhawks head home to the friendly confines of the United Center on Saturday night for their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres. The Madhouse on Madison should be absolutely bumping for the big game, and I think it's fair to say we're all excited for the sweet, sweet return of hockey to Chicago. Coming off an underwhelming 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in the season opener on Thursday, the Blackhawks are looking to rebound with a stronger...

Sabres at Blackhawks Complete Coverage: Game #2

The Sabres travel to The Windy City to face the Blackhawks in Chicago's home opener. Game #2 Buffalo Sabres (0-1-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (1-0-0) Puck Drop - 8:30pm EST | United Center | Chicago, ILTV - MSG, Bell-TV, CSN-CH | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Blackhawks Blog - Second City Hockey Three Questions 1. How will the center swap work out?The Sabres swapped second and third line centers, as Zemgus Girgensons will play between Hodgson and Gionta, while Sam Reinhart moves down to work with Foligno and Stewart. In the opener, Girgensons' line was the best on the ice, wreaking havok...
Sabres at Blackhawks Preview: Buffalo tries to bounce back in Chicago

Sabres at Blackhawks Preview: Buffalo tries to bounce back in Chicago

After a loss in their season opener, the Sabres travel to Chicago to take on the powerhouse Blackhawks. Game #2 Buffalo Sabres (0-1-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (1-0-0) Puck Drop - 8:30pm EST | United Center | Chicago, ILTV - MSG, Bell-TV, CSN-CH | Radio - WGR 550 - AMSB Nation Blackhawks Blog - Second City Hockey Three Questions 1. How will the center swap work out?The Sabres swapped second and third line centers, as Zemgus Girgensons will play between Hodgson and Gionta, while Sam Reinhart moves down to work with Foligno and Stewart. In the opener, Girgensons' line was the best on the...
Second City Hockey Oct 11, 2014
Blackhawks vs. Sabres game preview 2014: Buffalo visits Madhouse on Madison for home opener

Blackhawks vs. Sabres game preview 2014: Buffalo visits Madhouse on Madison for home opener

The Blackhawks return to the United Center on Saturday night for their 2014-15 home opener against the Sabres. Can the boys stay unbeaten? The Chicago Blackhawks head home to the friendly confines of the United Center on Saturday night for their home opener against the Buffalo Sabres. The Madhouse on Madison should be absolutely bumping for the big game, and I think it's fair to say we're all excited for the sweet, sweet return of hockey to Chicago. Coming off an underwhelming 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in the season opener on Thursday, the Blackhawks are looking to rebound with a...
Die By The Blade Oct 11, 2014

Amerks beat Flames 6-1, victory overshadowed by violence

Joel Armia scored on a nasty penalty shot and the Amerks netted six goals, but Trevor Gillies pounding William Carrier's head into the ice is, sadly, the lasting impact of the Amerks 2014-15 home opener. Amerks Coach Chadd Cassidy had only one thing to say about Adirondack Flames "forward" Trevor Gillies' actions against Rochester's William Carrier Friday night: "If there's room for that in hockey, I'm not sure I want to coach anymore." "The whole world's sitting on a ticking bomb ... and it's about to explode." (Aloe Blacc, Ticking Bomb) This will not be yet another internet diatribe...
Die By The Blade Oct 10, 2014

Report: Sabres to host 2017 NHL All-Star Game

The annual gathering of the league's best is the latest event to come to Buffalo. The Sabres will reportedly host the 2017 All-Star game according to James Fink of Business First. Buffalo hasn't hosted the game since 1978. Gary Bettman will reportedly be in the city on Monday as part of the announcement. More to come.
Sabres trade rumors: Detroit interested in Myers?

Sabres trade rumors: Detroit interested in Myers?

It's never to early to start speculating about possible trades, especially for a team in Buffalo's position. We're only one game into the 2014-15 season, but there's already some serious trade rumors swirling around the Buffalo Sabres. On last night's Insider Trading segment on TSN, ace reporters Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger reported that Tyler Myers name is (quietly) on the trading block, and that the Detroit Red Wings have expressed interested in the big blueliner. They also mentioned that Sabres GM Tim Murray might be interested in acting early on a few of his impending unrestricted...

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