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Sabres Struggles End With Shootout Win

Sabres Struggles End With Shootout Win

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Back-and-forth battle ends in Buffalo’s favor Score: Sabres 4 | Capitals 3 Shots: BUF - 48 | WSH - 31 Sabres Goals: Colin Miller (1), Victor Olofsson (3), Eric Staal (2) Capitals Goals: Justin Schultz (1), T.J. Oshie (2), Nicklas Backstrom (1) Plus 1 | Power Play Improvement While the Sabres have, historically, struggled on the power play for many years, it seems to really be the elephant in the room in these first few games of this season. To be honest, the stars have actually been aligned for success against Washington this...
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Game Thread: Sabres at Capitals | Game 6

Game Thread: Sabres at Capitals | Game 6

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Sabres look to get their first win against the Capitals Game 6 Buffalo Sabres (1-3-1) vs. Washington Capitals (3-0-2) Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EST | Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Capitals Blog: Jasper’s Rink
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Preview: Sabres Look To Avoid Capitals Sweep

Preview: Sabres Look To Avoid Capitals Sweep

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Buffalo looks to move out of the East Division’s basement against Washington. Game 6 Buffalo Sabres (1-3-1) vs. Washington Capitals (3-0-2) Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EST | Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Capitals Blog: Jasper’s Rink Know Your Opponent Washington Capitals Record: (3-0-2) | 8 PTS Division Ranking: 1st in East Division PP: 16th (22.2%) PK: 11th (83.3%) 1. Looking To Avoid A Sweep In a shortened, accelerated season, points almost feel more important than ever. Buffalo dropped their first matchup...
Times Herald Jan 23, 2021

Sabres need struggling Rasmus Dahlin to bounce back after benching

In Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss, Sabres coach Ralph Krueger benched Rasmus Dahlin, playing the struggling defenseman just one 73-second shift over the game’s final 32 minutes. Dahlin, 20, looked lost around Buffalo’s net, allowing the Capitals to convert two easy chances he could’ve nullified. After Jakub Vrana scored 13:07 into the second period, a frustrated Dahlin smashed his stick into the ice. His night was just about done. He only played one more ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 23, 2021

Sabres’ Dylan Cozens scores pretty first goal in loss; Rasmus Dahlin benched

It ranks as one of the prettiest first goals scored by a Buffalo Sabres rookie in recent memory. Not only did winger Dylan Cozens unleash a wicked wrist shot from the right circle, he created his own goal by stripping the puck from Brian Pinho at center ice. When Cozens, 19, scored 10:23 into second period, tying Friday’s game at 2, it appeared the Sabres had seized the momentum from the depleted Washington Capitals. “It ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 22, 2021
Sabres Shot At Revenge Falls Short In A Shootout

Sabres Shot At Revenge Falls Short In A Shootout

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Cozens scores his first but Capitals prevail Score: Sabres 3 | Capitals 4 (SO) Shots: BUF - 27 | PHI - 32 Sabres Goals: Eric Staal (1), Dylan Cozens (1), Riley Sheahan (1) Capitals Goals: Nicklas Backstrom (3), Nic Dowd (2), Jakub Vrana (3) Plus 1 | Cozens and Staal Net Their Firsts Dylan Cozens’ transition to the NHL has been a smooth one, and tonight his impressive play finally paid off. On a beautiful play in the neutral zone, Cozens poked the puck away from the Capitals player and walked in on a two on one in the offense zone....
Times Herald Jan 22, 2021

Sabres honor Bills by wearing apparel on flight to Washington

Before the Sabres departed Buffalo on Thursday for their two-road trip to Washington, the team’s social media accounts posted images of coach Ralph Krueger and his players sporting Bills apparel as they walked to the plane. While most of them were wearing hats, Sabres captain Jack Eichel donned a No. 17 blue jersey of Bills quarterback Josh Allen. The Bills, of course, play in the AFC Champion Game on Sunday against the Chiefs in Kansas ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 22, 2021

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark to start against Capitals; Kyle Okposo likely out

Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark, who missed two games earlier this week following the death of his father, will start tonight’s road game against the Washington Capitals, coach Ralph Krueger said. “We really want him to get a win here, to play well not thinking about what’s happened,” Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said on a Zoom call this afternoon. “We just got to make him feel comfortable everywhere.” Ullmark, 27, faced the Capitals ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 22, 2021
Preview: Sabres seek redemption in Washington

Preview: Sabres seek redemption in Washington

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via After dropping two close contests with the Capitals to start the year, Buffalo will seek payback against their COVID-struck rivals Game 4 Buffalo Sabres (1-3-0) vs. Washington Capitals (2-0-2) Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | Capital One Arena | Washington, D.C. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation Capitals Blog: Jasper’s Rink Know Your Opponent Washington Capitals Record: (2-0-2) | 6 PTS Division Ranking: 3rd in East Division PP: T-9th (25.0%) PK: 15th (81.3%) 1. Chance to Even Things Up From a standings perspective, the Sabres are off to a rough...
Times Herald Jan 21, 2021

Sabres’ goaltending quickling becomes concern; Jonas Johansson ready to sub

BUFFALO – After allowing five goals on opening night, Sabres goalie Carter Hutton settled down, letting in just two over the next 100 minutes. Fresh off a 10-month break, Hutton looked sharp and appeared poised to keep earning playing time. But Hutton left Tuesday’s 3-0 road loss to the Philadelphia Flyers early after getting hit in the head. Hutton, 35, is day to day, coach Ralph Krueger said, and did not accompany the Sabres to ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 21, 2021

Linus Ullmark received Sabres’ game puck following father’s death

BUFFALO – When coach Ralph Krueger finished addressing the Sabres following Monday’s 6-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, he gave his captain, Jack Eichel, the floor inside the dressing room. Goalie Linus Ullmark was supposed to play that night, but after he learned his father had passed away earlier in the day, he and the coaches decided he should take some time off. But Ullmark, 27, stayed with the team, and when Eichel got up, ... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 21, 2021
Sabres Roster Updates Ahead of the Weekend

Sabres Roster Updates Ahead of the Weekend

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/ Ullmark may be back, Tokarski recalled As the Buffalo Sabres prepare for this weekend’s games against the Washington Capitals, the rosters for both teams are certainly going to be interesting. Linus Ullmark, who missed the last two games due to ‘personal reasons,’ spoke on Sabres.com about the passing of his father overseas in Sweden. Read more about Ullmark’s story here; from the sound of it, Ullmark appears poised to join the team on their trip to DC. The Sabres announced Thursday afternoon that they have reassigned netminder Dustin...
Times Herald Jan 21, 2021

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark missed games following death of father

BUFFALO – Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark missed the last two games following the death of his father in Sweden, he told the team’s website today. Ullmark, whose father entered the hospital early last week, was scheduled to start Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers. After the morning skate – I had my worst pregame skate in my whole life, probably – he told Sabres.com – he checked his phone and saw a missed call from his ... Read the full article
Times Herald Jan 19, 2021

Sabres lose game to Flyers, goalie Carter Hutton to injury

Shortly after Ivan Provorov collided with Carter Hutton during the second period Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres goalie stymied James van Riemsdyk’s point-blank opportunity. Despite taking a hit to the head from Provorov, who was checked into the crease by Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour, Hutton stayed in the game and remained sharp. But when Hutton returned to the dressing room following the period, he started feeling the effects of the hit, so third-string goalie Jonas Johansson... Read the full article
Die By The Blade Jan 19, 2021
Sabres Lose Scrappy Battle Against Flyers

Sabres Lose Scrappy Battle Against Flyers

Photo by Drew Hallowell/ Inability to finish chances haunts Buffalo in a contest that was much tighter than the score indicates Score: Sabres 0 | Flyers 3 Shots: BUF - 37 | PHI - 22 Sabres Goals: None Flyers Goals: Travis Konecny (4), Jakub Voracek (1), Kevin Hayes (2) (ENG) Minus 1 | Failure to Finish In a game where the Buffalo Sabres registered a higher rate of expected goals (2.32 at even-strength) than their opponent, a failure to finish chances led to their third loss in four games. This game was a bit reminiscent of their second of two losses to the Washington...

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