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from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun, Ville Leino has not had a good season with the Buffalo Sabres after signing a six-year, $27 million free-agent deal in the summer. He’s not doing himself any favours by saying he didn’t really try a lot earlier this year. “There’s so many games during the regular season that it’s sometimes tough to get excited. You’re obviously playing for a win, but now you’re playing for the big things, especially now that we need to win games. It’s our playoffs now, so everything counts: every shift, every stride, every pass, every shot. It’s exciting. You’re really playing for something, which doesn’t happen in Game 22 or 42 or whatever. But it’s exciting and I’m having a lot of fun out there. It’s a different vibe.” A lot of Sabres fans, I’m sure, would like to show him where to put his vibe.
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Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and then added the winning goal in the shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Nathan Gerbe and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres (32-29-8), and Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots.
Erik Karlsson scored twice, and Erik Condra had a goal for the Senators (36-26-8), who got 38 saves from Ben Bishop...
Eleven days after he joined the Buffalo Sabres , Cody Hodgson finally got the chance to practice with the team Friday.
The 22-year-old center has played six games since being acquired from Vancouver at the trade deadline but his travel combined with the team's truncated schedule has meant that his only workouts have been light skates the morning of the game.
Buffalo Sabes left wing Thomas Vanek suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's loss to the Boston Bruinss.
Vanek was knocked out of the game when he was flattened by Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
It's unclear if Vanek will miss any time. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said the injury was not head-related.
Vanek has 23 goals and 27 assists for Buffalo, which sits two points...
Two straight road games. Two straight 1-1 ties with 10 minutes to go. Two straight 3-1 losses.
Monday's game in Winnipeg and Thursday's carbon-copy result in Boston are clearly symptomatic of what has ailed the Buffalo Sabres all season. Goalie Ryan Miller has almost single-handedly put this team back in the playoff race but there's going to have to be some semblance...
Credit the Buffalo Sabres for erasing three, one goal deficits against the Senators.
Ryan Miller was sensational, and the newly formed Foligno-Ennis-Stafford line provided the primary and secondary scoring that the Sabres so desperately needed in this critical road game.
Nathan Gerbe got Buffalo's party started and it tied the game at ones
Tyler Ennis scores...
Thomas Vanek is not able to play tonight, so Marcus Foligno will run on the Sabres second line with Ennis and Stafford.
The other lines:
Erik Karlsson will play tonight, however, he is suffering from chronic soreness after getting jacked up by the Rangers' 6'8" John Scott on Thursday night.
Marcus Foligno better go to Wegmans and buy groceries today. He's going to be in Buffalo for a while. Thomas Vanek's shoulder injury is distressing enough, but then when you add in Matt Ellis and his serious lower extremity injury, and Pat Kaeta's jacked up neck, all signs are pointing to Marcus staying in Buffalo to fill in for fallen forwards.
Thomas Vanek and Matt...
The Buffalo Sabres were hardly perfect, but they were perfectly happy to skate off with two points against the Ottawa Senators.
Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and then added the winning goal in the shootout to give the Sabres a 4-3 victory over the Senators on Saturday night.
Nathan Gerbe and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres (32-29-8), and Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots...
Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Northeast Division rival Ottawa Senators.
Vanek suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's loss to the Boston Bruins after he was flattened by defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
Vanek has 23 goals and 27 assists for Buffalo, which sits two points out of the final playoff spot...
Jhonas Enroth tweeted early this morning that he and his Sabres suffered some trubulence on their pre-dawn flight from Boston to Ottawa.
#Badturbulence last night on the way to Ottawa. The guys that wasnt buckled where bouncing around in the plane. #scary
For a moment, i read Enroth's tweet not to be a description of the harrowing flight to Ottawa, but instead, a synopsis...
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The Buffalo Sabres are on playoff life-support in the Eastern Conference race, and will have to get through a streaking Ottawa Senators team at Scotiabank Place in the sixth and final game of the season series to keep their hopes alive.
Not only will Buffalo have to pick up a pair of regulation points on the road against...
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Yes, I use to be that guy.
The transplant who would watch Sabres games on TV and wonder, where is the crowd noise? Why are these people leaving early? Why can't we get a fricken chant going!? These fans suck!? I had that notion at different times during my detour...
The Buffalo Sabres' last meeting with the Montreal Canadiens left coach Lindy Ruff feeling "embarrassed."
His team's play - and position in the Eastern Conference playoff race - since then has likely changed that dramatically.
The Sabres look to continue their impressive turnaround and close the gap on a playoff position Monday night when they face the Canadiens...
from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun, Is is possible a goaltender can be too tall? At what point does a big guy just not have the agility to be effective? Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators is the tallest goaltender to play in the NHL at 6-foot-7. Talking to scouts, other goaltenders and goaltending coaches, there was concern about the size of a 5-hole on a big goaltender and the...
from Gord Stellick of CBC, • Buffalo Sabre GM Darcy Regier acknowledged to me on a Hockey Night in Canada Radio interview that free agency has its drawbacks along with its positives. The Sabres were aggressive in adding the likes of Robyn Regeher, Christian Ehrhoff and Ville Leino with a new owner willing to open his wallet. The downside, as Regier and the Sabres soon found out...