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 ...

Seniors play key role in putting No. 19 Buffalo on the map

Basketball 03/07/19, 16:59

Growing up in Dallas, CJ Massinburg never heard of Buffalo, never mind knew it featured a college with a Division I basketball program."I didn't even know what or where Buffalo was, to be honest," the Bulls senior guard recalled with a chuckle this week. "Before I took my visit, I ...

Oilers rally for a 4-3 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/05/19, 00:07

Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, rallying the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 41st and added an assist to extend his point streak to 11 ...

Oilers, Sabres sagging despite being led by McDavid, Eichel

Sports 03/04/19, 23:43

While keeping open the possibility of a late playoff push, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid acknowledged how much losing has worn on him this year. In Buffalo, Sabres captain Jack Eichel grew irritated when asked about his team's inability to win consecutive games in nearly three months."I don't have an ...

Oilers score 3 in second-period, rally to beat Sabres 4-3

Hockey 03/04/19, 21:52

Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, and rallied the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 41st and added an assist, to extend his point streak to ...

Tavares has goal, 2 assists as Maple Leafs beat Sabres 5-2

Hockey 03/02/19, 23:46

When John Tavares skated onto the ice during the introductions of starters Saturday night, his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates peeled off to allow him to stand alone in the Scotiabank Arena spotlight.Two nights after the ugly reception the former Islanders captain received in his return to New York, Tavares was ...

Conor Sheary scores 2 in Sabres’ 4-3 OT win over Penguins

Hockey 03/01/19, 22:08

Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game with 49 seconds left in overtime in rallying the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.Sheary, acquired from Pittsburgh in a trade last June, also assisted on Brandon Montour's goal that tied the game with ...

Flyers beat Sabres 5-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:55

Jake Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux each scored to keep the Philadelphia Flyers' tenuous playoff prospects alive in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.Philadelphia's win capped an emotional 72 hours for the franchise — from the high of scoring three straight goals to beat ...

Parent company of Bills, Sabres shakes up executive staff

Sports 02/26/19, 13:04

The parent company that owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Sabres is experiencing a major shake-up following the departures of three top executives.Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday announced the departures of Chief Operating Officer Bruce Popko, Chief Administrative Officer Brent Rossi and Executive Vice President Erica Muhleman.CEO and ...

High winds cut power, inundate Lake Erie shoreline with ice

New York 02/25/19, 17:08

High winds howled through much of the eastern U.S. for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mounds of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph (119 kph) — or higher ...

High winds and lakeside ice pileups plague Buffalo area

New York 02/25/19, 13:44

High winds raised water levels and sent giant ice chunks spilling over the banks of the Niagara River across from Buffalo, New York, creating a jagged barrier between the river and a scenic road.Footage captured by Canadian parks police shows massive chunks tumbling over each other to create the wall ...

Sabres acquire defenseman Montour in trade with Ducks

Hockey 02/24/19, 19:27

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks.The Sabres sent the Ducks prospect defenseman Brendan Guhle and a first-round draft pick.The Ducks conditionally acquired the first-round draft pick Buffalo acquired in trading Evander Kane to the San Jose Sharks a year ago. However, ...

Reinhart’s hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2

Hockey 02/23/19, 16:38

Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.Jack Eichel had two assists in picking up his 66th point — two more than the fourth-year player's career high set last season. Rookie Rasmus Dahlin and Jason ...

Reinhart’s hat trick leads Sabres to 5-2 win over Capitals

Hockey 02/23/19, 16:07

Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.Jack Eichel had two assists in picking up his 66th point — two more than the fourth-year player's career high set last season. Rookie Rasmus Dahlin and Jason ...

Sabres Skinner helped off ice after hurting lower left leg

Hockey 02/23/19, 14:41

Sabres leading scorer Jeff Skinner required assistance to leave the ice after hurting his lower left leg in the second period of Buffalo's home game against Washington.Skinner was hurt when both he and Capitals forward Carl Hagelin were in the slot and turned at the same time to follow the ...

Sabres’ Okposo sent home 3 days after being punched in face

Hockey 02/18/19, 16:23

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been sent home for further medical evaluation three days after being punched in the face during a fight with the New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo.Coach Phil Housley gave no details on Okposo's condition in providing the update after the Sabres practiced in Florida on ...

Niederreiter scores twice as Hurricanes beat Oilers 3-1

Hockey 02/15/19, 22:22

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, Curtis McElhinney stopped the final 40 shots he faced, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Friday night.Lucas Wallmark also scored and Sebastian Aho had two assists for the Hurricanes, who have won 15 of 21 since Dec. 31 for the best ...

Georgiev stops 31 in Rangers’ 6-2 win over Sabres

Sports 02/15/19, 21:52

Rookie Alexandar Georgiev stopped 31 shots, including 13 in the final period, and the New York Rangers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.Vladislav Namestnikov scored twice in the final four minutes, while also adding an assist. Jesper Fast and Boo Nieves staked the Rangers ...

Skinner focused on present in Buffalo rather than future

Hockey 02/14/19, 17:23

Jeff Skinner knows how much the Sabres and their playoff-starved fans want him to stay in Buffalo beyond this season."Ha, ha, I've heard," the forward memorably said with a laugh in December. "I'm having a lot of fun, too."And yet, two months later, Skinner is nowhere closer to providing anything ...

Eichel, Ullmark team up in Sabres’ 3-1 win over Islanders

Hockey 02/12/19, 21:32

Jack Eichel set up two goals in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday night.Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal 6:49 into the second period by crashing the net and redirecting Eichel's backhand centering pass from the left wing. Jeff Skinner ...

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