Sheary, Sabres win in OT, hand Penguins third loss in four games

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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

Sabres fall to Flyers in Montour’s debut

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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 string together two excellent games

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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

Reinhart’s hat trick powers Sabres past Capitals

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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

Hutton’s strong outing helps Sabres earn point in Tampa

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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

Sabres’ 3rd-period push comes up short in New Jersey

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Sam Reinhart scored to set a new career-high in points and the Buffalo Sabres played to a 35-24 shot advantage, but another comeback effort came up short in what ended as a 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday.

The Sabres trailed 2-1 after Reinhart scored with 55.2 seconds remaining in the second period, then outshot the Devils 11-6 in the third.  Read More

Rangers defeat Sabres 6-2

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The New York Rangers were able to score early in the first period and never looked back in their 6-2 win over the Sabres on Friday night at KeyBank Center.

Buffalo went to the power play less than a minute into the game when Adam McQuaid was whistled for interference. However, the team failed to take advantage of the power play chance. Read More