Sabres dominate the Blues, 5-2

The Buffalo Sabres put forth a strong, 60-minute effort on home ice as they took care of the visiting St. Louis Blues, 5-2 on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center.

The Sabres got the joint rocking just 18 seconds into the game as Sam Reinhart got a puck past Blues netminder Jake Allen to give Buffalo a 1-0 lead. It was Reinhart’s 12th goal of the season, with help from Victor Olofsson and Brandon Montour. Read More

At the Horn: Blues 2 – Sabres 5

Linus Ullmark made 28 saves and Jack Eichel scored the game-winning goal to extend his point streak to 14 games in the Buffalo Sabres’ 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday at KeyBank Center.

Eichel potted the go-ahead goal with 14:14 remaining on the clock to keep the longest point streak in the NHL alive. He then added Buffalo’s second empty-net goal of the game with 1.2 seconds left for his 20th goal of the season. Eichel is the third player in the League to hit the 20-goal mark this season. Read More

Eichel, Larsson lead way in victory over Blues

Jack Eichel lined up for a defensive-zone faceoff with a minute remaining against the reigning Stanley Cup champions on Tuesday. The Sabres were seeking to protect a one-goal lead, and Eichel was tasked with winning a draw against former teammate Ryan O’Reilly.

The puck dropped and bounced between O’Reilly’s legs. Johan Larsson boxed out his man and pounced on it, poking it back to defenseman Henri Jokiharju. Larsson was tossing the puck toward an empty net a few seconds later, which Zemgus Girgensons buried off the post. Read More

Point streak helps propel Eichel to NHL 3rd Star of the Week honors

Jack Eichel has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8, 2019, the League announced on Monday.

Eichel is riding a 13-game point streak, the longest active streak in the NHL, that began on Nov. 16. In four games this week, Eichel recorded seven points (2+5), including a three-point night on Dec. 2 against New Jersey. The Sabres went 2-1-1 in those four games. Read More

Sabres survive overtime, beat the Oilers 3-2

The Sabres came out to a hot start but found it difficult to maintain anything against the Oilers.

It was Kyle Okposo who started things off by netting his second goal in two games. Marco Scandella’s shot found its way to Okposo’s stick to tip it past Mike Smith for the first goal of the game. Read More

Miller, Canucks recover to defeat Sabres in OT

 J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal with 1:39 left in overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks recovered for a 6-5 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

Miller won it with a one-timer from the right circle after Sabres forward Marcus Johansson tied it 5-5 with 59 seconds remaining in the third period on a one-timer from the point with goalie Carter Hutton pulled for an extra skater. Read More

Flames hold on to beat the Sabres, 4-3

Though an early goal from Sam Reinhart offered hope of a victory on the road, the Buffalo Sabres were taken down on Thursday by the Calgary Flames, 4-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

Reinhart got the scoring started 3:29 into the opening period as the Buffalo forward deflected a point shot from defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen that found its way behind Flames netminder David Rittich. The goal snapped a four-game goalless drought for Reinhart, as it was his first goal since Nov. 25 in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Read More

The Sabres try to win their rematch with Calgary

The Sabres have gotten things straightened around lately, going 3-1-2. Buffalo is in Calgary on Thursday, and one of the two overtime losses came to the Flames.

Johan Larsson thought that despite getting only one point, they played well against the Flames, “I thought we had a pretty solid game against them. We could’ve won it. We had a couple of chances there, but they’re a good team. They’re pretty deep, and they’ve got a good top line, so it’s a good test for us on the road.” Read More