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Costly mistakes mount in loss to Canadiens

Costly mistakes mount in loss to Canadiens

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Facing a raucous road atmosphere and an opponent fighting for a spot in the playoffs, the Sabres emphasized the importance of starting strong against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday night. They led 1-0 after the first period on the strength of a Sam Reinhart goal.

In the second period, they got away from what made them successful. Costly mistakes mounted into a 7-4 loss, officially eliminating the team from playoff contention. Read More

Sabres recall Nylander from Rochester

Sabres recall Nylander from Rochester

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Nylander (6’1″, 192 lbs., 3/2/1998) has already set career-high totals in goals (12) and points (31) in 49 games with Rochester this season. He has also tied his career high with 19 assists and posted a plus-11 rating. The recall comes on the heels of a four-game goal streak with the Amerks. In his last six games, Nylander has totaled seven points (4+3). Read More

Grubauer, Avalanche defeat Sabres with 18-save shutout

Grubauer, Avalanche defeat Sabres with 18-save shutout

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Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves for the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Pepsi Center on Saturday.

It was the second shutout of the season and eighth in the NHL for Grubauer, whose save total tied for the third fewest (two less than the fewest) in a shutout this season. Read More

Oilers rally past Sabres for third straight win

Oilers rally past Sabres for third straight win

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The Edmonton Oilers scored three straight goals late in the second period to rally for a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday.

Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse each had a goal and an assist, Zack Kassian and Kyle Brodziak scored, and Connor McDavid had two assists for the Oilers (29-30-7), who have won three in a row and trail the Minnesota Wild by six points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Read More

Tavares, Marner each get three points in win against Sabres

Tavares, Marner each get three points in win against Sabres

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John Tavares and Mitchell Marner each had a goal and two assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.

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

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

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