Fellow coaches expect Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

Hockey 05/16/19, 14:51

Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger's relationship goes back to 2004 and countless conversations since about coaching in the NHL.The Toronto Maple Leafs coach just wishes Krueger hadn't join ed the rival Buffalo Sabres to make his job more difficult."It didn't thrill me that he's just down the road, but that's ...

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Hockey 05/15/19, 11:41

Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench.Krueger was named Sabres coach on Wednesday after spending the past five years as chairman of English Premier League soccer club Southampton FC. Krueger ...

source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

Sports 05/14/19, 22:26

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday night on condition of ...

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Phil Housley after 2 seasons

Sports 04/07/19, 12:18

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Phil Housley following two underperforming seasons, and after the team extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth consecutive year.The team made the move Sunday, a day after the Sabres closed their season with a 7-1 win at Detroit. The Sabres finished 13th in ...

Skinner scores 2, Sabres rout Detroit 7-1 in teams’ finale

Hockey 04/06/19, 20:50

Jeff Skinner scored twice to reach the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career and the Buffalo Sabres closed out their season with a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist, and Sam Reinhart, Conor Sheary, Zemgus ...

Sabres snap 8-game skid with 5-2 win over Senators

Sports 04/04/19, 20:43

Jack Eichel scored a goal and added two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres closed their home schedule by snapping an eight-game skid with a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.Sam Reinhart and Kyle Okposo scored 2:14 apart in the second period to erase a 2-1 deficit in ...

Johansen lifts Predators to 3-2 win over slumping Sabres

Hockey 04/02/19, 20:52

Ryan Johansen scored the go-ahead goal 6:32 into the third period, and the Nashville Predators stayed in the hunt for the Central Division title with a 3-2 win over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith also scored as Nashville ...

Bobrovsky stops 38 shots, Blue Jackets top Sabres 4-0

Hockey 03/31/19, 19:41

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their fifth straight by beating the free-falling Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Sunday night.The Blue Jackets continued to close in on their third straight playoff berth while entering the final week of the season. With 94 points, they jumped into ...

Islanders clinch playoff spot with 5-1 victory over Sabres

Sports 03/30/19, 20:47

Jordan Eberle continued his scoring surge with another goal, Anthony Beauvillier added two of his own and the New York Islanders clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016 with a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.Michael Dal Colle and Ryan Pulock also scored for ...

Bertuzzi’s OT winner leads Red Wings to 5-4 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/28/19, 21:12

Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.Dylan Larkin also had two goals for Detroit, and Filip Hronek also scored. Jimmy Howard made 35 saves as Detroit won for the sixth ...

Andrerson gets 2nd shutout, Senators beat Sabres 4-0

Hockey 03/26/19, 21:26

Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Tuesday night.Brian Gibbons had a goal and an assist, and Anthony Duclair, Rudolfs Balcers and Magnus Paajarvi also scored.The Senators won the first of a four-game homestand after going ...

Schneider makes 45 saves in leading Devils over Sabres 3-1

Hockey 03/25/19, 20:53

Cory Schneider overcame an embarrassing early, bad-hop goal from center ice, made 45 saves and got the benefit of having a game-tying, third-period tally nullified for goaltender interference in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.Blake Coleman and Pavel Zacha scored ...

Brendan Gallagher scores twice, Canadiens beat Sabres 7-4

Hockey 03/23/19, 21:15

Brendan Gallagher had two goals and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Saturday night for their third straight win.Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw, Paul Byron, Max Domi and Tomas Tatar also scored for the Canadiens (40-28-7), who lead the race for the second wild card ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Tavares, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 4-2 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/20/19, 21:01

John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night.Mitchell Marner and Zach Hyman, into an empty net, also scored and the Maple Leafs inched to within ...

Reinhart’s shootout winner lifts Sabres over Blues 4-3

Hockey 03/17/19, 19:03

Sam Reinhart scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.After Jack Eichel and Tyler Bozak traded goals to open the shootout session, Reinhart scored on Buffalo's final attempt when he got just enough on ...

Svechnikov, Williams lead Hurricanes past Sabres 4-2

Hockey 03/16/19, 21:24

The Carolina Hurricanes climbed into playoff contention by stringing together victories and piling up points during two months. Nearly everyone took part in preventing their latest loss from turning into a losing streak.Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Hurricanes beat the reeling Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on ...

Kessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0

Hockey 03/14/19, 21:29

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby added two assists and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night.Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which has won six of seven and sits third in the ...

Bishop records 3rd straight shutout, Stars beat Sabres 2-0

Hockey 03/12/19, 20:56

Ben Bishop made 35 saves for his third straight shutout, and the Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Tuesday night.Bishop extended his career-best shutout streak to 204 minutes, 20 seconds. It's the second-longest run for a Stars goaltender behind Ed Belfour's streak of 219 minutes, 26 seconds that ...

Sabres captain Eichel disagrees with NHL’s 2-game suspension

Hockey 03/11/19, 14:51

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel disputes the NHL's decision to suspend him for two games for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg of the Colorado Avalanche.Eichel was suspended Sunday following a hearing with the league's department of player safety.He blamed Soderberg for lowering his head while the ...

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