Buffalo Sabres

Sabres' Kane trying to figure out his slump

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Evander Kane had a great offensive start to the season. He scored 12 goals in his first 21 games, but only has four in his last 29 games. Kane does not have a goal in 10 games and has just one in 14. Kane said, “I haven’t created much offensively in the last little bit...
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Sabres' Okposo not happy with the Hall hit from behind

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Taylor Hall $5,000 for his hit from behind on Kyle Okposo. If the league wants to eliminate that hit, it needs to be a major penalty each and every time. Okposo was in some pain, but popped up because he doesn’t believe in laying...
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From the Locker Room: Sabres-Devils

The Buffalo Sabres welcomed the New Jersey Devils into KeyBank Center on Tuesday night. Tonight marked the first game of NHL-action for clubs since the All Star Break, and the Sabres were looking to buck a frustrating home trend here in the second half. Unfortunately for Buffalo, the trend would...
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Gamenight: Sabres and New Jersey scoreless in second period

The Sabres have started a five-game homestand, tonight hosting the New Jersey Devils. The two teams are scoreless in the first period, check back throughout the game for updates. First Period 20:00 - It has felt like forever since we were last here at KeyBank Center. Buffalo went nearly three weeks...
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The home losing continues for the Sabres

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Much has been made of the Sabres three game winning streak in Western Canada, but can they bring that same game to their own arena? The last game in Buffalo, they got blasted 7-1 by Dallas, but they went on the road and haven’t lost since. In the first 3:17 of the game, the...
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Sabres' Lehner wants all the praise to go to his teammates

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After a wildly successful Western Canada road trip, the Buffalo Sabres return home trying to make up for a 7-1 loss to Dallas. Buffalo won all three games on the trip and are now 8-14-7 away from home. That’s a .397 points percentage in 29 games. The Sabres have only played...
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Sabres' Eichel is back from a fun All-Star weekend

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel was the only Sabres representative at the NHL All-Star weekend in Tampa. In the first game Eichel had a goal and two assists, but was held off the score sheet in the second game. Through it all, Eichel had a blast, “It was a good one, it was a new experience and...
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Former Sabre Gionta is going to play another professional game

Rochester, NY (WGR 550) - Brian Gionta will have at least one more professional hockey game. Amerks GM Randy Sexton announced that Gionta has inked a one-game Professional Tryout contract and will be in uniform on Friday night when Rochester hosts Toronto. In a statement Sexton said, "Brian has...
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Sabres' Eichel and Lehner earn league honors

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - For the first time in team history, the Buffalo Sabres have two of the NHL’s Three Stars of the week. Jack Eichel is the league’s second star. Eichel led the NHL with two goals and three assists for five points in the three wins out west. Eichel scored the overtime game-...
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Gary Bettman made my weekend

It's easy to pile on NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, but when he says something as preposterous as he did over the weekend, I have to point it out. Bettman was speaking to the media during the All-Star weekend in Tampa Bay when the topic of NHL coach's challenges came up. He basically said it was...
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