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The Sabres string together two excellent games

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

Rangers defeat Sabres 6-2

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

Skinner helps fuel late rally, but Sabres fall to Hurricanes in OT

Skinner helps fuel late rally, but Sabres fall to Hurricanes in OT

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Marco Scandella and Jeff Skinner scored to erase a two-goal deficit in the last five minutes of regulation, but the salvaged point was of no consolation for the Buffalo Sabres following a 6-5 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at KeyBank Center on Thursday night.

The Sabres and Hurricanes entered the contest tied with 58 points in the standings, three out of a playoff spot. The sentiment from the Sabres afterward was that the five goals they scored should have been enough to win, if not for more defensive miscues. Read More

Skinner scores, but Sabres lose to Hurricanes

Skinner scores, but Sabres lose to Hurricanes

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Jeff Skinner scored in his first game against the Carolina Hurricanes since being traded, but the Buffalo Sabres lost 4-3 at PNC Arena on Friday.

Sebastian Aho scored twice, Micheal Ferland had a goal and two assists, and Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves for the Hurricanes (21-18-5), who have won six of their past seven games and defeated the Sabres for the seventh straight time. 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