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Canadiens vs Sabres Top Six Minutes: Lowly Habs embarrass themselves once again

The Canadiens showed flashes of brilliance but in the end they lost another as their season continues to spiral out of control. For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. Pregame What a long strange trip it's been. Marc Barberio is a healthy scratch in favour of Alexei Emelin. That's not a joke that's a real thing. The Buffalo Sabres went into the game with a 20-26-4 record, 8 points back of the Montreal Canadiens with a game...

Sabres at Canadiens Coverage: Game #51

Buffalo returns from the All-Star Break, needing that rest for the first of a back-to-back. Game #51 Buffalo Sabres (20-26-4) atMontreal Canadiens (24-23-4) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | Bell Centre | Montreal, QC TV: MSG, Bell, RDS, RSN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Canadiens Blog: Eyes on The Prize Three Questions 1. Will Sam Reinhart, Josh Gorges and Nic Deslauriers play well in their return? The Sabres get three players back from injury tonight, with Sam Reinhart clearly being the more notable. He's back with O'Reilly on the top line, allowing the players to build on the chemistry they've...
Die By The Blade Feb 3, 2016

Sabres at Canadiens Preview: Back for the second half

Buffalo returns from the All-Star Break, needing that rest for the first of a back-to-back. Game #51 Buffalo Sabres (20-26-4) atMontreal Canadiens (24-23-4) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | Bell Centre | Montreal, QC TV: MSG, Bell, RDS, RSN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Canadiens Blog: Eyes on The Prize Three Questions 1. Will Sam Reinhart and Nic Deslauriers play well in their return? The Sabres get two players back from injury tonight, with Sam Reinhart clearly being the more notable. He's back with O'Reilly on the top line, allowing the players to build on the chemistry they've had playing...

Why are the Sabres still stuck in the NHL basement?

The Sabres look like a better team, but why are they still stuck in 27th place? Here are some areas that need to get better in order for this team to take the next step. At the beginning of the 2015-16 season, there was a buzz around the Buffalo Sabres that hadn't been felt in years. Fans in Western New York were excited about a new coach, a new potential superstar, and a massive influx of new talent that would signal the coming of a new era in Sabres history. Improvements were certain, and the playoffs seemed within reach for the first time in forever. This year, things were going to be...

2016 NHL All-Star Game Coverage

All of our coverage from Ryan O'Reilly's trip to NHL All Star weekend. Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly was among the 40 players named the the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, the league announced Wednesday. It's not hard to see why O'Reilly will be making his first career all-star appearance. In his first season after coming over from the Colorado Avalanche, the 24-year-old center leads the Sabres in goals (16), assists (18) and points (34), all while averaging nearly 22 minutes of ice time per night. So far, he's more than lived up to the billing as a No. 1 center—something the...

2016 NHL All-Star Game final score: Pacific wins 1-0, Scott named MVP

John Scott provided a memory hockey fans will never forget. The 2016 NHL All Star Game was one of the more entertaining mid-season contests in recent history. Part of that was due to the new 3-on-3 format which (for the first two games) provided some serious entertainment value for fans in attendance and watching on TV. But the other big reason to watch was to see how the trials and tribulations of John Scott would play out. When it was all said an done, Walt Disney himself couldn't have written a better story. Scott scored two goals in the Pacific Division's first game, and was named All...

NHL All-Star Game 2016: Game time, TV schedule and open thread

The best the NHL has to offer take part in a 3-on-3 tournament - it's the All Star Game! Here's everything you need to know and how to watch. The All Star Game is upon us, and there's plenty more reason to care about and watch this year's event over previous years. First and foremost is the new 3-on-3 format, featuring plenty of open ice and a mini-tournament between East and West to determine the victors. Second is the continuation of the John Scott saga, who's gone from martyr to hero in the span of a few days. Of course, for Buffalo Sabres fans, Ryan O'Reilly will be playing for the...

2016 NHL Skills Competition: Time, TV schedule, events and open thread

Ryan O'Reilly will represent the Sabres in the skills competition. Here's your open thread and viewing info for what's usually a fun night. NHL All Star Skills Competition How to Watch Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm ESTWatch on TV: NBCSN in America, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA in CanadaWatch Online: NBC Sports Extra Events Bridgestone NHL Fastest SkaterHonda NHL Breakaway ChallengeDraftKings NHL Accuracy ShootingGatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay*AMP Energy NHL Hardest ShotDiscover NHL Shootout* * Ryan O'Reilly, the Sabres lone representative, will participate in the Skills Challenge Relay in the one-timer...
Die By The Blade Jan 29, 2016

Buffalo Sabres All-Time 3-on-3 Teams: Which Era Wins?

Four eras of Buffalo hockey. Forty four of the best players in Sabres history. Who wins? The NHL is hoping that a new 3-on-3 format will inject new life into its all-star game. I know I am looking forward to watching the game this weekend and I can't remember the last time that was true of an all-star game of any kind. It also got me thinking about what a Sabres all-star game would look like. So, in the spirit of this year's game, my DBTB colleagues and I divided Sabres history into four eras—the Founding Era (1970-83), the Blue and Gold Era (1984-95), the Black and Red Era (1996-05) and...
Die By The Blade Jan 29, 2016

2016 NHL All-Star Weekend Schedule and How To Watch

There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained on All Star Weekend. Here's what to watch and how to watch it. While most of the NHL players have been looking forward to the All Star Break to rest up and heal, a select few players are headed to Nashville for the 2016 NHL All Star weekend featuring plenty of fun and festivities. There are plenty of things to keep fans in attendance busy, but a select few events are going to be televised live. Here's the schedule of events: Friday, Jan. 29 • NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City - o Hosted by singer Kimberly Perry and...

Sabres at Senators recap: Eichel scores two, Lehner gets first win in 3-2 victory

After a crazy finish, the Sabres emerged victorious thanks to Jack Eichel and Robin Lehner. Robin Lehner made his return to Ottawa, for the first time after being traded to the Buffalo Sabres, as a still-winless goaltender. But Lehner was so good, especially at the nail-biting finish, and he left Ottawa as the MVP of the Sabres thrilling 3-2 victory. It must have been sweet for Robin Lehner to play such a strong game in his return to the team that traded him away. Lehner made 34 saves, stopping all 22 Ottawa shots in the third period,  and even notched an assist on Eichel's first goal to...

Sabres at Senators Coverage: Game #50

The Sabres will try to break their three game losing streak and avenge their season-opening loss against the Senators. Game #50 Buffalo Sabres (19-26-4) atOttawa Senators (23-20-6) Puck Drop: 7:30 pm EST | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON TV: MSG, Bell, RDS2, TSN5 | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Senators Blog: Silver Seven Three Questions 1. Can Girgensons and Eichel do that again? Two beautiful looking goals (and assists) came from this pairing last night, who seemed to be the only line capable of doing anything against the Rangers. They've had nice chemistry all year, but the Sabres...
Silver Seven Jan 26, 2016

Game 50 Prediction Panel: Buffalo Sabres @ Ottawa Senators

Enter the All-Star break with a win? Remember to put your predictions in the comments to this post by the scheduled start time for it to count as an entry in our prediction contest! You can read the full rules on that here, and see the results and all of the entries (might both be a bit way behind) here. Adnan3-2 SenatorsGWG: Mike Hoffman Ottawa goes into the break with a much needed win against their former teammate Robin Lehner. Record: 29-20, 33 Points0 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals Ary4-2 SabresGWG: Ryan O'Reilly The good news doesn’t last, as Bylsma’s Sabres beat up on...

Sabres at Rangers recap: Third period flurry not enough, Sabres lose 6-3

The important thing to take away from his game is that the Sabres as a whole are bad, but some of them are very good. The Buffalo Sabres aren't a very good hockey team. They're better than last year, but moral victories only go so far when you're in 29th place. that much was evident in tonight's 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers. But what was also evident was that the Sabres do have a few diamonds in the rough, leading to some highlight reel goals. Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. Buffalo lost 6-3, and it was a total team loss. There were bad penalties from the bottom six, the...

Sabres at Rangers Coverage: Game #49

The Sabres get a bit healthier as they travel to New York to take on the Rangers. Game #49 Buffalo Sabres (19-25-4) atNew York Rangers (26-17-5) Puck Drop: 7:30 pm EST | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY TV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Rangers Blog: Blueshirt Banter Three Questions 1. What effect will Girgensons' return have on the team? The Sabres put forth a disastrous effort in their last game, and Dan Bylsma is hoping that pairing Girgensons up with Eichel will help their line recapture some of the offensive spark they generated last time the duo played together....

Sabres vs. Red Wing recap: Buffalo embarrassed at home in 3-0 loss

Robin Lehner was the only player who decided to show up tonight in a terrible 3-0 home loss for the Sabres. The Buffalo Sabres lost at home tonight by a 3-0 score. They were massively outshot by their opponent, and were only in the game because of a fantastic game by the goaltender. Unfortunately, the possession stats eventually caught up to them, and with none of their top players showing anything tonight, the team eventually crumbled in the third period on the way to another depressing, boring home loss. How many times over the last three years have we read a recap like this? Who was the...

Sabres vs. Red Wings Coverage: Game #48

The Sabres have a number of call ups and replacements thank to a rash of injuries, and this rag-tag squad has to face Detroit tonight. Game #48 Buffalo Sabres (19-24-4) vs.Detroit Red Wings (23-15-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY TV: MSG, Bell, FS-D | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Red Wings Blog: Winging It In Motown Three Questions 1. Will Jake McCabe look any better after his night in press box? McCabe returns tonight for the injured Josh Gorges, and hopefully his play will return to form as well. The young defenseman was struggling mightily before being...

Sabres at Avalanche recap: Avs strike late, Sabres lose 2-1

Francois Beauchemin scored with 32 seconds left to spoil O'Reilly and McGinn's homecoming. It was another homecoming game of sorts for the Buffalo Sabres, this time for Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn in their return to the Colorado Avalanche, but unlike the team's last big homecoming, this one didn't have a fairy tale ending. A late goal by Francois Beauchemin in the final minute spoiled a strong early effort from the Sabres, who lost 2-1. It was a bit of bad luck, too, as Beauchemin's point shot deflected off of Mark Pysyk's arm past Robin Lehner, but luck only played part of the role in...

Sabres at Avalanche Coverage: Game #47

Two former members of the Avalanche face their old squad for the first time as the Sabres look to win three in a row. Game #47 Buffalo Sabres (19-23-4) atColorado Avalanche (23-21-3) Puck Drop: 10:00 pm EST | Pepsi Center | Denver, CO TV: MSG, Bell, ALT | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Avalanche Blog: Mile High Hockey Three Questions 1. How will O'Reilly and McGinn perform in their return? Ryan O'Reilly is in the middle of a career year, flourishing in a more prominent role both on and off the ice since being traded to Buffalo, while Jamie McGinn is proving himself to be a valuable piece...
Die By The Blade Jan 20, 2016

Buffalo Sabres Where Are They Now: Brendan Lemieux

The pesky former second-round pick was sent to Winnipeg in the Evander Kane trade. This is the fourth part of a series looking at the players Tim Murray has traded during the tank seasons of the Sabres. Sam Reinhart was the star of Tim Murray's first draft as Sabres GM, but the Sabres' second-round pick caught people's attention too. Murray selected Brendan Lemieux, the son of famous agitator Claude Lemieux, after sliding down the draft board a bit further than expected. He's a tough winger who has an offensive touch, which seemed like a perfect fit for the Sabres. He totalled 53 points in...

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