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Thomas Vanek is the first player in Sabres history to record eight points in the first three games of the season.
Five players have had seven in the first three games: Gilbert Perreault (1972-72 and 1979-80), Don Luce (1975-76), Danny Gare (1979-80), Bob Sweeney (1992-93) and Pat LaFontaine (1992-93). (Source: Elias Sports Bureau).
Vanek recorded a career-best five points (2+3) Sunday...
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The Buffalo Sabres have put up some mind-boggling merchandise numbers just one week into the 2013 season. According to the team's official site, the Sabres have sold more merchandise in the first week of the current season than they did during the entire 2010-11 season.
The team's "Fan Appreciation Sale", which ran over the course of training camp before ending...
Ever since Milan Lucic beat Ryan Miller out for a loose puck, the Buffalo Sabres and their fanbase have been crying out for more toughness, for more accountability. Apparently they realized that Patrick Kaleta is softer than a pool of Charmain Ultra. So what do they do? They hire that dude from the band Saliva and Brave Steve Ott. The idea was that those two would keep the...
Looks like Nathan Gerbe has been cleared by team doctors to resume playing.
Thankss to Kevin Snow of sabres.com, here Sabres morning skate lines:
Ville Leino didn't skate this morning.
Dual plot lines running in Washington today.
Thomas Vanek's back strain will not allow him to play today.
Rookie Mikhail Grigorenko will play his fifth game if his NHL tryout. Grigo will get top six minutes playing with Ott and Stafford.
More to come....
One of the NHL’s leading scorers through the first week is set to miss some time.
According to head coach Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek will not play this afternoon when his team takes on the winless Washington Capitals at 3pm in D.C.. Vanek suffered a muscle strain in Buffalo’s 3-1 loss to Carolina on Friday when he fell and went hard into the end boards...
The good thing is Buffaloâs top line is scoring all the goals right now. The bad thing is Buffaloâs top line is scoring all the goals right now.
Call it a blessing, and, a curse.
Hodgson (3), Pominville (3) and Vanek (2) have scored 80% of the goals for the Sabres. The 26-19-29 trio has potted eight of the Sabres 10 goals in the first three games.
Were it not for...
The Buffalo Sabres lost 6-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes. A pathetic defensive efford by all 12 forwards and 6 D. The discipline that the team showed in wins vs. Philly and Toronto was flushed down the drain.
Jhonas Enroth now 0-9-3 in his last 12 decisions. He gave up career high four goals in the second period.
Tyler Myers, Robyn Regehr and the Sabres D corps didn't...
After watching backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth fail to stop the previously winless Carolina Hurricanes, the Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ryan Miller has some better luck.
Miller will seek to continue his strong start when the Sabres wrap up their home-and-home series with the Hurricanes on Friday night in Buffalo.
Enroth was charged with five goals in his first start this season,...
Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes
PNC Arena, 7 p.m.
TV: SportsSouth, MSG Buffalo
With every team having to deal with a shortened training camp, there are bound to be a lot of roster and lineup changes throughout these first few weeks. Carolina's head coach, Kirk Muller made a few adjustments to the lineup before Tuesday nights game by subbing Jeremy Welsh and Kevin...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With Ryan Miller standing tall at the other end, the Carolina Hurricanes regrouped late and focused on getting pucks to the net with traffic in front. It worked to perfection. Jay Harrison broke a 1-1 deadlock with just under 5 minutes remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes went on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 at the First Niagara Center on Friday night....
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After two days, the Sabres return to action tonight with the first half of a home-and-home series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Hopefully the team made good use of their two day break between games because it’s their last such break for the next three weeks.
Buffalo enters tonight with a 2-0 record on the young season, —...
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With a chance to get back into the win column after back to back losses to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Buffalo Sabres came up short in the Verizon Center falling 3-2 to the Washington Capitals. The loss, the Sabres third in a row, drops Buffalo to 2-3-0-0 on the season. The win was the first this year for Washington who had dropped their first four contests for their worst start...