Sabres rout the Devils 5-1

Sabres rout the Devils 5-1

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The Buffalo Sabres scored five times in the second period, including two players scoring their first career NHL goals, to defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center.

A goal just a minute and a half into the game gave the Devils a 1-0 lead. Read More

Two Sabres score first goal in win against Devils

Two Sabres score first goal in win against Devils

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C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut each scored his first NHL goal, part of a five-goal second period for the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-1 win against the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center on Tuesday.

Jeff Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt and Jake McCabe scored for the Sabres (23-14-6), who defeated New Jersey in Buffalo for the first time since April 1, 2014. Carter Hutton made 20 saves. Read More

Bruins shut down Sabres 2-1

Bruins shut down Sabres 2-1

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Tuukka Rask kept the Sabres out of the net for nearly 60 full minutes while Chris Wagner and David Backes both found the net, propelling the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over Buffalo at TD Garden on Saturday. Rask stopped 31 shots in the Boston victory. Linus Ullmark, making his second straight start for the Sabres, made 39 saves in the loss. Read More

Skinner, Reinhart lead way in win over Panthers

Skinner, Reinhart lead way in win over Panthers

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The Sabres entered the night winless in their last seven games against the Panthers, a fact the players didn’t shy away from. They got to Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo early, netting goals from Skinner and Thompson during a first period in which they generated 12 shots.

“I think that was kind of our focus going in,” Thompson said of his team’s recent hiccups against Florida. “We knew the result that we got last time we played them, and it wasn’t what we wanted. I think we went into tonight’s game with a chip on our shoulder and played that way for a full 60.” Read More

Sabres fall to Islanders 3-1 in 2018 finale

Sabres fall to Islanders 3-1 in 2018 finale

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Robin Lehner made 39 saves against his former team as he helped lead the New York Islanders to a 3-1 win over the Sabres on Monday night at KeyBank Center.

Buffalo controlled much of the play early, but former Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner was up to the task to keep the game scoreless. The blue and gold recorded 12 shots on goal in the opening frame. However, the bests save of the period came at the other end of the ice. Read More