With a back-and-forth game in the balance and the Sabres set to start overtime with an extra man, Ralph Krueger turned to his veterans.
The Sabres had 1:25 remaining on their fifth power play of the night when they took the ice for overtime against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Krueger sent out a left shot in Marcus Johansson, plus three righties in Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, and Colin Miller. Read More
Wednesday’s game was a game with quite a few momentum changes and what a crazy game it was. There were times where the Sabres had good puck possession and a good forecheck in the zone. There were other long stretches where they started running around in their own zone and looked a lot like the defensive coverage from last year. Read More
A couple of Atlantic Division foes took things down to the wire in KeyBank Center, and it was the Buffalo Sabres taking down the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday night. Newcomer Marcus Johansson scored the game-winning goal in the extra frame, off a pass from fellow first-year Sabre Colin Miller. Read More
The Sabres have played two very good games and one very bad game which has them 2-0-1 on the season. Despite playing poorly in Columbus, Buffalo came back from a two goal deficit to get a point. Ralph Kruger said, “It’s important sometimes to have rough nights because we are in a very deep learning phase of changing the way we want to play and developing Sabres hockey, so those setbacks are really good especially when you take a point out of them.” Read More
The Buffalo Sabres are off to a good start to the 2019-20 season through one week of action.
In three games played to this point, the Sabres are 2-0-1 with wins in the first two games over the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. While Buffalo lost in overtime on Monday to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team has yet to lose in regulation through its first three games for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Read More
Conor Sheary is week to week for the Buffalo Sabres because of an upper-body injury. The forward was listed as day to day Tuesday before being downgraded Wednesday.
Sheary, who was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 27, 2018, has three points (two goals, one assist) in three games this season. He had 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 78 games with Buffalo last season. Read More
Following their victory at home against New Jersey on Saturday, members of the Sabres congregated in the dressing room and spoke about inspiring a similar atmosphere in KeyBank Center on a nightly basis.
With a 3-2 overtime victory to begin the 2019-20 campaign, the Rochester Americans will look to build off the Home Opener as they return to game action on Friday, Oct. 11 in the first game of a three-in-three weekend.
After the 7:05 p.m. contest at the MassMutual Center with the Springfield Thunderbirds, the Amerks will then travel to Dunkin’ Donuts Center against the Providence Bruins, also at 7:05 p.m. The club will conclude the annual New England trek on Sunday afternoon with a 3:05 p.m. matinee versus the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center. Read More
Evan Rodrigues admits he was surprised to learn he would be a healthy scratch for the Sabres on opening night. It was his response that left an impression on coach Ralph Krueger.
“He’s the one that said to me, ‘Somebody’s going to be in this spot all season long,'” Krueger said after practice on Tuesday. “He took it really well.” Read More