Found December 09, 2011 on
Queen City Sports:
Things have not been going so smoothly in “Hockey Heaven” lately. The Sabres can’t win at home, they can’t hold on to a lead, and their players have been dropping left and right from injuries forcing them to call-up countless players from AHL affiliate Rochester.
And it’s all due to an excuse that people everywhere hate to hear, injures. The NHL season is just two months old, and the Sabres have dressed nine rookies to replace injured players. However, even though the Sabres can use the injury bug as an excuse for their poor play as of late, it’s not one that’s buyable as some of the league’s top teams have had to deal with the same problems and are still seeing success.
Going into Friday, the Pittsburgh Penguins have lost 126 man games due to injury or illness; the Vancouver Canucks have lost 103; even the NHL’s best team, the Minnesota Wild, has lost 96 man games. The Sabres have lost just 83.
The rookies that have played for the Sabres so far this year are far from being the reas...
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Buffalo, NY - Who ever first stated the phrase “Patience is a virtue” must have watched something like the game we saw tonight at the First Niagara Center.
In a game that would make even the worst of insomniacs happy, the Sabres managed to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in overtime thanks to Jason Pominville’s breakway goal 2:19 into the extra session. It was just their second...
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Colin Stuart has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Ho...
Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino is scheduled for a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday.
Leino's hearing is one day removed from Wednesday's contest against his former team when he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head.
Read was not injured during the third-period altercation and no penalty was called on the...
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that forward Paul Szczechura has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the Ameri...
Buffalo, NY - After finally getting a home win against Florida Friday night, the Sabres are right back to where before hand – searching for answers.
Two shorthand goals against, shaky goal-tending, and plenty of missed opportunities doomed the Sabres as they fell 4-1 to the New York Rangers in front of the 12th consecutive sellout at the First Niagara Center. The loss was Buffalo’s...
Will make this a quick one to start a new conversation. The Rangers enter Saturday's contest on a two game losing streak while Buffalo comes off of a 2-1 overtime win over Florida on Friday.
Buffalo has gotten production early in the year from Luke Adam, while lately it's been Derek Roy who has picked up his game to support Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek. For the Blueshirts...
Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino received a one-game suspension from the NHL after he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head.
Read was not injured during the third-period altercation on Wednesday and no penalty was called on the play.
"Even though we view this not as an intentional check but as one player stealing the puck from another...
In the third of their five game home stint, Buffalo will try to post back to back wins tonight as they take on the New York Rangers.
With the injuries continuing to pile up, Buffalo bounced back from the Philadelphia loss with a solid performance last night against Florida. Ryan Miller will get a rest tonight as fans will get another dose of Jhonas Enroth in goal, who’s looking...
A rash of injuries has made it difficult for Buffalo Sabres management to assess what to make out of a high-priced team off to an inconsistent start. Rather than overreact, Sabres president Ted Black is preaching patience. Buffalo's had eight players -- including goalie Ryan Miller -- miss at least six games.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Patience paid off for the Buffalo Sabres .
---> Tonight's Game
The Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at First Niagara Center (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set. The ...
Lindy Ruff talked about his team this morning after the Sabres skate.
On Dec. 8, 1991, the Calgary Flames visited the Buffalo Sabres at The Aud in a game many anticipated would be an ill-mannered affair.
Calgary defenseman Jamie Macoun had broken the jaw of Sabres star Pat Lafontaine in a Nov. 16 game. Revenge was in the air. At 17:34 of the first period, the teams engaged in one of the most chaotic and lengthy brawls ever seen in the arena -- which...
Jason Pominville scored at 2:19 of overtime, and Ryan Miller finished with 22 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.