Amerks riding 3-game point streak into the week

The Rochester Americans come into the week riding a three-game point streak (2-0-0-1), having won three of its last six games, with all three wins coming against North Division opponents.

With Friday’s shootout loss versus Binghamton, the Amerks have earned 17 out of a possible 26 points through their first 13 games of the season, putting them just two points away from the top spot in North Division. Read More

Sabres come up short to the Lightning, 5-3 in Sweden

The Buffalo Sabres will return home from Sweden with two losses in the NHL Global Series after a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.

Day 1 of the NHL Global Series on Friday did not go Buffalo’s was as the Lightning held off a late Sabres push to take the first game in Stockholm by a 3-2 score. Read More

Sabres fall to the Lightning 3-2 in Sweden

In the first of two games for the NHL’s Global Series in Sweden, the Buffalo Sabres dropped a 3-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm.

The loss gives Buffalo its fourth straight defeat, and drops the Sabres to 9-5-2 in the standings. Tampa Bay’s win also allows them to creep closer to the Sabres in the standings now with 16 points to Buffalo’s 20 points. Read More

Lightning edge Sabres at Global Series in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM — Victor Hedman had an enjoyable homecoming in his return to the lineup when the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 at the 2019 NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe on Friday.

The Sweden-born defenseman, who missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury, had an assist to help the Lightning win for the second time in three games and was locked in from the drop of the puck. Read More

Sabres fall to Islanders on ’70s Night

Coming off a 6-1 loss in Washington on Friday, the Sabres returned to KeyBank Center Saturday with their sights set on re-establishing the identity that carried them through the first month of the season.

They felt they did that for the most part against the New York Islanders, though they were ultimately unable to solve Semyon Varlamov in a 1-0 loss. Read More

The Sabres visit the red-hot Capitals

It’s been a while since the Sabres have played a team with more points than them in the standings. Washington has 21 points, while Buffalo has 20. If you go by point percentage, the 9-2-2 Sabres are second in the NHL at .769, while the Capitals are third at .750.

Marcus Johansson has played 501 of his 601 NHL games in Washington, where he was a first round pick in 2009. The Sabres center said it’s still fun to go back to D.C., “It was my home for a long time. I have a lot of friends there and it’s always a special place to go, so I’m looking forward to it.” Read More

Olofsson named NHL Rookie of the Month for October

Buffalo Sabres right wing Victor Olofsson , who led all rookies with 6-4-10 and six power-play goals in 13 games, has been named the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” for October.

Olofsson edged Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Ilya Mikheyev (4-6-10 in 14 GP), Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (1-9-10 in 12 GP), Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (1-9-10 in 12 GP) and Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (4-1-0, 2.46 GAA, .913 SV%) for the honor. Read More

Sabres hang on for point as home winning streak comes to an end

For the most part this season, scoring first has wrought positive results for Sabres. They entered their contest against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday having notched the first goal in nine of their 12 games, tied for the most in the NHL. They went 8-1-0 in those contests.

The Sabres scored the first two goals against the Coyotes, but never tallied a third. Read More

Krueger has Sabres playing connected during fast start

It’s a phrase Jack Eichel and his Buffalo Sabres teammates can’t miss. On this night, it’s written on a sign adorning the door to the visitors dressing room at Madison Square Garden. It’s talked about wherever the Sabres go thanks to new coach Ralph Krueger.

“That’s a big message from Ralph, being connected, being on the same page,” said Eichel, the Sabres captain. “It’s more than just being on the ice. It’s off the ice, locker room, weight room, everything we do we try to be together as much as we can as a group. It’s important.” Read More

Sabres rebound with shutout victory over Red Wings

The Buffalo Sabres have found an ability to positively respond after a disappointing loss. The only two regulation games they’ve lost so far this season have come on the front half of a back-to-back set, and they’ve come back both times with shutout victories the next game.

Back on Oct. 16, they opened a three-game road trip with a disappointing 5-2 loss in Anaheim. The next night, they blanked the Kings 3-0 on the strength of a superb defensive effort. Read More

Sabres Recall Borgen From Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Will Borgen from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Borgen earns his first recall this season and second overall after appearing in four games with the Sabres during the 2018-19 campaign. A native of Moorhead, Minn., Borgen has appeared in all seven games with the Amerks this season, recording a team-high 27 penalty minutes and a plus-two on-ice rating. Read More