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It’s time for some Sabres trivia. Which of the following players, over his past 30 games, has scored the fewest points: Ville Leino, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers, Derek Roy or Drew Stafford?
Give yourself a stick tap if you said Vanek.
Buffalo’s most talented and highest paid forward is slumping. The Sabres are on an 11-3-3 surge that has elevated them into the playoff hunt, but Vanek has only managed to put up 6 points in that span.
Going back a bit further, here are the numbers over the past 30 games for Sabres forwards who are on the team in large part due to their scoring ability:
Not only does Vanek have fewer points in his last 30 games than Ville Leino, he also has less than defensemen Tyler Myers (6-9-15) and Christian Ehrhoff (3-11-14).
Ryan Miller has been a big part of the Sabres resurgence, but it’s a lot to as...
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Is there any doubt that the people of Winnipeg are glad to have professional hockey back? The Jets fans have quickly become some of the best in hockey, and the team is 21-10-4 at home as a result. They are fighting for the 8th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are one of the teams that you could easily envision playing spoiler for a top seed. Jets fans don’t just want...
Ten points. That’s how far back the Buffalo Sabres were from the eighth and final playoff spot after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadians on February 17th. However, just 16 days later Buffalo climbed from 15th place and ten points back to a tie for 10th place and sit just two points back of eighth place Winnipeg entering Sunday. Just think about that for a moment. On the...
Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres had a shutout near the end of the second period in the Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. CSN Bay Area announcers Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda then break ANNOUNCER CODE (GASP!) and start talking about jinxing shutouts, a tenet that is also revered in the MLB during no-hitters. What do they segue their talk about jinxes into?
Puck drop was 7:05, NOT 7:10!
The Buffalo Sabres broke out to an early lead on Saturday, taking advantage of a pair of point shots to allow Ville Leino to snap home his fifth and sixth of the season only minutes into the hockey game.
The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t keep the puck out of their own end in the first five minutes on Saturday, resulting in long night on the bench for...
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series featuring the best — and worst — rankings around the league. As the season winds down, we take a look at the top 5 players by position. We present you with the top 5 goalies of the past week:
The last week featured a backtrack of starting goalies losing stock from Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks to...
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Miller recorded back-to-back shutouts en route to winning all three of his starts last week. He stopped all 43 shots in a 2-0 win over Anaheim on Wednesday and denied 39 chances in a 1-0 victory over San Jose. He capped his week by besting Vancouver on Saturday.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman...
Wolfgang Amadeus Gragnani
Quick what happened last Monday?
I can’t actually hear you but I’m assuming you said the Canucks traded Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian, though you should never assume because it makes an ass out of you, especially when you got the trade wrong.
Alex Sulzer, who you forgot existed until 3:30 pm Monday, was also shipped out in the deal for Marc-Andre Gragnani...
Ville Leino scored twice in the first 3:44 and Ryan Miller made 32 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Saturday night, spoiling Zack Kassian's first games against his former teammates.
Kassian, dealt to Vancouver along with Marc-Andre Gragnani in exchange for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer at the trade deadline Monday, scored his...