The Maple Leafs remained three points behind the Boston Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Saturday. Read More
Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game at 4:11 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center on Friday.
“We know at this point of the year we’ve got to press for every point we can get, so those two points were really important,” said Sheary, who had an assist. “I get the opportunity to be in some really good positions being out there in overtime. I was able to take advantage tonight.” Read More
A hooking penalty on the first shift of the game snowballed into an early two-goal lead for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Buffalo Sabres never caught up in a 5-2 loss at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.
The Sabres killed the early penalty, which was assessed to Johan Larsson 36 seconds into the contest, but Oskar Lindblom scored from the side of the net to put the Flyers on the board at 2:48 and Jakub Voracek cleaned up a rebound to double their lead five minutes later. Read More
The Sabres spent three periods in Tampa and the first period against the Capitals showing us what they are capable of. They skated, they hit and best of all, they played with urgency.
On Saturday the Capitals couldn’t handle what was thrown at them in the first 20 minutes. Jack Eichel went right to work getting on a puck fast in the offense zone. As he cycled it to Jeff Skinner, I could hear Jason Pominville yell from the press box. He was wide open and Skinner put the pass right on his stick. Pominville isn’t going to miss very often from there. Read More
Sam Reinhart scored a hat trick, and the Buffalo Sabres ended their four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center on Saturday.
“You don’t want to have to rally around a loss, but the position we were in and still are in, it took that effort against a team like Tampa,” Reinhart said of Buffalo’s previous game, a 2-1 shootout loss to the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. “It was really important for us to follow it up against another one of the best teams.” Read More
Although they only have a point to show for it, the Sabres left Amalie Arena on Thursday with the template for how they need to play if they’re to gain ground in the standings over the final 22 games of the season.
For the fourth time in as many meetings, the Sabres went toe-to-toe with a Tampa Bay Lightning team that began the night on pace to match the NHL’s regular-season win record. Read More