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Buffalo Sabres 2018-19 Team Stats--February

March 1, 2019 - 11:49 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Next season the Buffalo Sabres should take a page out of former co-captain Chris Drury's book. Back in the 2005-07 seasons Drury suggested they have the standings posted on the entrance to the dressing room so everyone on the team could see where they stood. Posting something like...

Sabres/Leafs Part III

March 2, 2019 - 12:09 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The Toronto Maple Leafs took a George Forman right to the jaw Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum as John Tavares' return to the place where he spent his first nine seasons couldn't have gone any worse. Fans on Long Island felt a LeBron James-type jilt as the former first overall...

Save for one season, McEichel era has been a dud for Edmonton and Buffalo

March 4, 2019 - 11:55 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Had we been shown the scheduled date of tonight's matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres four years ago, we'd have thought that they'd be jousting for playoff positioning within their respective confernces heading into the game. With the two teams landing two franc...

Fork meet Sabres

March 5, 2019 - 2:41 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres You just can't do that. When you're up 3-1 and in control of the game, you just can't allow three unanswered goals in three-minute span at the end of a period and leave the ice down 4-3. It's a serious no Bueno. Apparently the Buffalo Sabres never got one of the many memos on t...

Get those fingers warmed up and start pointing

March 6, 2019 - 1:53 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The finger-pointing portion of the 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres schedule is upon us as the team is almost certainly destined for a playoff-less Spring. Where once they were the toast of the town, this group of Sabres has dropped below also-ran status and are once again destined to be wa...

Sabres have been singing the blues vs. Chicago

March 7, 2019 - 11:38 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres A lot is being made of the Buffalo Sabres recent record in Chicago, as well it should. The Sabres haven't beaten the Blackhawks on the road in over 12 years and are only 2-6-2 in their last 10 games at United Center dating back to the pre-lockout 2003-04 season. Buffalo beat the '...

Sabres take their horrific road-show to Colorado

March 9, 2019 - 10:19 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres No one in Sabreland should have been surprised that the Buffalo Sabres lost 5-4 in Chicago on Thursday night. That it happened in the shootout maybe, but the real surprise came from the names on the score sheet for Buffalo. Vladimir Sobotka, Zach Bogosian and Kyle Okposo, three...

Eichel gets a two-game suspension. Nylander on the call from Rochester

March 11, 2019 - 10:45 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres I must admit, a month or two ago I was ready to write off Sabres wing-prospect Alexander Nylander. His professional career seemed to be stuck in a rut and although tough to do, moving on from an eighth-overall pick in a "change of scenery" trade seemed to be where his future was...

Does Casey Nelson deserve to get benched?

March 12, 2019 - 3:04 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres A flood of Milan Lucic/Ryan Miller memories came back to haunt Sabreland on Saturday as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov took a run at Eichel with a late hit along the boards that many felt was a cheap shot. In case you had somehow forgotten about the Lucic/Miller inc...

It's our favorite time of year in Sabreland plus, BUF 2-0 vs. PIT

March 14, 2019 - 10:11 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres It seems to be our favorite time of year in Sabreland as the NHL announced that their annual draft lottery will take place on April 9. The hourlong event to determine the top three picks in the 2019 NHL Draft will take place in Toronto, Ontario with all 15 non-playoff teams, or...

If the Sabres are going to fire coach Phil Housley, might as well do it now

March 15, 2019 - 10:07 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Can the Buffalo Sabres rifle through three head coaches in less than four seasons? Sure. Why not? If it isn't working, it isn't working. Clearly it's not working for present coach Phil Housley and it looks like he might be the third coach owners Terry and Kim Pegula have g...

Two streaks down, one still going. Plus, Ryan O'Reilly's return to Buffalo

March 17, 2019 - 12:34 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres In one fell swoop, Jeff Skinner's goal just over two minutes into the first period at Carolina last night ended his personal goal-drought of 13 games and simultaneously ended Buffalo's three-game goal-drought. The Sabres hadn't lit the lamp since the 7:20 mark of the third period...

Notes

March 18, 2019 - 12:24 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The losing streak is over Buffalo's shootout win over the St. Louis Blues yesterday ended a 0-6-1 losing streak. With the win, the Sabres may have averted NHL ignominy as they were on track to be the first team in the history of the league to have both a 10-game winning streak...

Redemption is right around the corner in a matchup vs. Toronto

March 20, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The Sabres are heading into tonight's matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs having played one of their best games of the season on St. Paddy's Day. Buffalo welcomed former Sabre Ryan O'Reilly and his St. Louis Blues to KeyBank Center on Sunday and came away with the 4-3 shootout...

Sabres in Sweden as a part of the 2019 NHL Global Series (very interesting)

March 21, 2019 - 11:20 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The Buffalo Sabres are headed to Sweden next season as a part of the NHL's 2019 Global Series according to the League. Buffalo will face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, Nov 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. It makes for a very interestin...

'Tis the season to see what the youngins have to offer

March 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM ET

NHL teams have four recall moves post trade deadline, save for an emergency. Teams in the playoff mix, whether assured of a spot or battling for one, ususally make injury-related moves during the final stretch of a playoff push and later on when seeding is fixed, said teams might give a top prospect...