12:31 PM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
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Preview: Sabres seek to strike Lightning

Preview: Sabres seek to strike Lightning

Line shakeups and random probabilites. Game 60 Buffalo Sabres (28-24-7) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (46-11-4) Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST | Amalie Arena | Tampa, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Lightning Blog: Raw Charge Know Your Opponent Tampa Bay Lightning Record: (46-11-4) | 96 PTS Last 10: 8-0-2 Division Ranking: 1st in Atlantic Division Conference Ranking: 1st in Eastern Conference PP: 1st (30.2%) PK: 2nd (85.1%) What to Watch Something to tie your anchor to It’s been a rough month for the Buffalo Sabres. It’s been a rough few months for the team. After a chunk of games against...
3 hours ago
Complete Coverage: Sabres at Lightning | Game 60

Complete Coverage: Sabres at Lightning | Game 60

Sabres meet the top team tonight in the NHL The Buffalo Sabres have a tough challenge tonight against the top team in the league, Tampa Bay Lightning.
17 hours ago
Jason Botterill meets with the media on state of the Sabres

Jason Botterill meets with the media on state of the Sabres

Jason Botterill spoke with the media today during practice to discuss the current state of the team Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the Buffalo media today while the club was practicing before their matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night. He touched on topics such as the current state of the team of, the head coach, Kyle Okposo, and trade deadline. Unfortunately, it may not have been a lot of what fans wanted to hear for the most part. On the head coach: Botterill on coaching change? "No. We've made progress as an organization compared to last year....
Feb 20, 2019
Sheary drawing unfair criticism

Sheary drawing unfair criticism

Despite the vitriol that has been directed toward him from portions of the fan base, Conor Sheary is performing as expected this season. In phase one of the Buffalo Sabres’ “roster overhaul” this past summer, Jason Botterill acquired left-winger, Conor Sheary in a trade with his former employer, the Pittsburgh Penguins. When the trade was announced, a majority of Sabres fans were satisfied with the return. Just one year removed from posting 53 points in 61 games alongside Sidney Cosby, the 26-year-old represented a much needed boost to the overall forward depth in Buffalo. As the team...
Feb 19, 2019
Recap: Sabres Playoff Hopes Continue to Tumble in Sunrise

Recap: Sabres Playoff Hopes Continue to Tumble in Sunrise

Buffalo’s inability to handle lesser opponents continues to stymie their playoff chances. The Buffalo Sabres dying playoff chances took another big hit on Tuesday night, courtesy of a loss in Sunrise. These Florida Panthers always seem to have the number of whatever Sabres squad they face and this time seemed no different. Throughout the first period, the ice very much felt tilted in favor of the Panthers, despite no score after twenty. Buffalo would turn on the jets in the second period and get themselves on the board first. Eichel taps a home a pass from Reinhart and puts the #sabres...
Feb 19, 2019
Game Thread: Sabres at Panthers, Game 59

Game Thread: Sabres at Panthers, Game 59

Sabres look to pick up two points against the Panthers tonight Game 59 Buffalo Sabres (28-23-7) vs. Florida Panthers (22-28-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litterbox Cats
Feb 19, 2019
Beyond The Blade | Episode 89

Beyond The Blade | Episode 89

Catch the newest episode of Beyond The Blade for discussion on the latest with the Sabres Another episode of Beyond The Blade is live. This week’s episode was like many we’ve had in the past. We discuss how it looks like another Buffalo Sabres season has gone out the window. It’s crazy to think about how we got to this point. Other topics we focus on are Phil Housley, Jason Botterill, goaltending, and what this season means for the future. You can listen to the full episode on iTunes, Google Play, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, and Spotify.
Feb 19, 2019
Preview: Sabres look to snap their losing streak in Florida

Preview: Sabres look to snap their losing streak in Florida

Sabres head to Sunrise in an attempt to snap their two-game losing streak Game 59 Buffalo Sabres (28-23-7) vs. Florida Panthers (22-28-8) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | BB&T Center | Sunrise, FL TV: MSG-B Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litterbox Cats Know Your Opponent Florida Panthers Record: (25-24-8) | 58 points Last 10: 4-5-1 Division Ranking: 6th in the Atlantic Division Conference Ranking: 12th in the Eastern Conference PP: 3rd (25.4%) PK: 8th (81.9 %) What to Watch 1. Slipping out of the race Losses to the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils have really put a damper on the Sabres...
Feb 19, 2019
Complete Coverage: Sabres at Panthers | Game 59

Complete Coverage: Sabres at Panthers | Game 59

Sabres head to South Beach to face the Panthers The Buffalo Sabres look to get back in the win column when they head to South Beach tonight to visit the Florida Panthers.
Feb 19, 2019
Sabres Bi-Weekly Review #9/10

Sabres Bi-Weekly Review #9/10

Back and forth play has kept the Sabres in reach Since the Buffalo Sabres only played three games during the last bi-weekly period, I decided to combine #9/10 into one write up. In those ten games combined the Sabres saw an up and down performance, ending up with 9 out of a possible 20 points. This led to another slight drop in their overall pace, bringing them to an empirically projected 89 points overall. As tough as that top line is to look at, it’s still (at least slightly) reassuring to see how much higher it is than last season’s line. The goals for and against...
Feb 19, 2019
It may be time for the Sabres to use Ristolainen as a trade chip

It may be time for the Sabres to use Ristolainen as a trade chip

The negatives are outweighing the positives on the ice for Ristolainen and the Sabres may be wise to move on Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has been a hot topic for a few years now. The analytics community will tell you that he’s an overrated defender and others will tell you he’s not fully appreciated for what he does for his hockey club. There’s no denying that he’s played a lot of minutes for the Sabres over the last few seasons and hasn’t had the best talent around him while doing so. At the same time that doesn’t excuse away some of the deficiencies that the...
Feb 18, 2019
Kyle Okposo sent back to Buffalo for evaluation

Kyle Okposo sent back to Buffalo for evaluation

Sabres shared some bad news today, that Okposo had to return to Buffalo for evaluation The Buffalo Sabres head coach, Phil Housley, shared some bad news today on forward Kyle Okposo. He told the media after practice that the forward has to return to Buffalo for further evaluation. The 30-year-old went down after taking a punch in a fight from New York Rangers defenseman Anthony DeAngelo last Friday. He left the game after the punch and hasn’t been on the ice since. Early reports were promising and he traveled with the team to New Jersey. However, the bad news today makes you worry...
Feb 18, 2019
Amerks Weekly - Feb 18-Feb 24

Amerks Weekly - Feb 18-Feb 24

A banged up Amerks squad did just enough last week to retain their division lead. Amerks Games This Week Wednesday - 2/20 - 7:05pm - vs Cleveland Monsters (24-22-6-1) Friday 2/22 - 7:00pm - at Utica Comets (29-19-4-2) Saturday 2/23 - 7:05pm - vs Belleville Senators (26-23-2-4) AHL North Division Standings as of February 18th The Amerks went 2-2-0-0 last week and maintained their North Division lead. The Points Percentage (PCT) column is where we should really be looking at this point, as each team still has discrepancy in number of games played (GP). Syracuse still...
Feb 18, 2019
Ryan Miller Makes NHL History as Winningest US-Born Goalie

Ryan Miller Makes NHL History as Winningest US-Born Goalie

Former Sabres netminder notches 375th career win Ryan Miller is one of the best goaltenders in Buffalo Sabres history; there’s no doubt about that. But on Sunday, Miller also solidified his place in NHL history, become the winningest US-born goaltender in the league’s history as the Anaheim Ducks powered to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Miller’s 375th career victory broke the record, previously held by John Vanbiesbrouck. The majority of Miller’s victories in his NHL career came, of course, with the Sabres. During his time in Buffalo, Miller won 284 of the 540 games he...
Feb 17, 2019
Recap: Sabres’ lackluster effort leads to loss

Recap: Sabres’ lackluster effort leads to loss

Devils top Sabres 4-1 in Sunday evening matchup A few small mistakes, a lackluster effort and a failure to tie the game on multiple chances led to the Buffalo Sabres dropping a 4-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday evening. The Sabres outshot the Devils 12-11 in the first period, including an early wraparound attempt by Jack EIchel just 27 seconds in, but it remained scoreless where it counts after twenty minutes. Each team had an opportunity on the man advantage in the first period as well, but both teams were ultimately unable to capitalize. It would be...