Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Goalie Ryan Miller was perfect. Newcomer Cody Hodgson finally got on the board with Buffalo. And the Sabres have inched themselves to within a sniff of playoff contention. Before anyone got too excited over the Sabres' 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night, Miller provided a few cautionary words of perspective. ''I'm not going to say I'm not happy, but it is a stop along the way,'' Miller said. ''I'm trying not to be satisfied. We've got a lot of hockey left to play.'' With 2-1/2 weeks left in the season, Miller is at least ensuring that the Sabres' final eight games will remain meaningful now that they've caught eighth-place Washington in the Eastern Conference standings. Miller made 34 saves for his career-high sixth shutout of the season, and 28th of his career. Hodgson scored twice for his first two goals in 12 games since the rookie center was acquired in a trade with Vancouver. And the Sabres (35-...

Marcus Foligno builds on family name with Sabres

The familiar Foligno goal-scoring celebration leap is back in fashion in Buffalo, and providing added jump to the Sabres' late-season playoff push. The arms-raised, two-foot hop first made famous by Mike Foligno in the 1980s, is now being imitated by the former Sabres captain's son, Marcus. The 20-year-old rookie forward has been on a roll, with five goals and two assists...

It's Miller time in Buffalo

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Sabres climb into tie for 8th place in East

Cody Hodgson scored his first two goals with his new team and Ryan Miller turned aside all 34 shots he faced as the Buffalo Sabres pulled into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. Captain Jason Pominville netted his team-leading 28th goal and Derek Roy notched a pair of assists for the Sabres, who have won eight...

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So, here we sit, Sabres fans. Tied with the Washington Capitals for the eighth and final playoff spot with eight games left to play. The Buffalo Sabres may not make the playoffs when it's all said and done, and yet, everything still seems so surreal -- again. That's because the Sabres have once again overcome insurmountable odds -- for the second year in a row -- by climbing...

Sabres Blank Habs, Move Into Tie For Eighth

Buffalo, NY - It was a night of milestones for the Buffalo Sabres. Cody Hodgson recorded his first two goals as a Sabre, Christian Ehrhoff earned his 200th career assist, and Derek Roy moved into sole possesion of ninth all-time in assists in Sabres franchise history. Oh yeah, and they took care of the Montreal Canadians 3-0 to move into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference...

Sabres and Kings back from the abyss

Since when were the LA Kings and Buffalo Sabres in the playoff mix?If you looked at the standings last month, you would not have found the Kings or the Sabres anywhere near the playoff picture. Today, they sit on the cusp of the post season, and while there is still a lot to be settled in the last 10 games of the season, both clubs are clearly still in control of their playoff destinies...

Sabres 3, Canadiens 0

Ryan Miller made 34 saves for a career-high sixth shutout this season and the Buffalo Sabres continued their late-season push for a playoff spot with a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Cody Hodgson scored twice and Jason Pominville once to help the Sabres improve to 11-2-4 in their past 17 games and catch the eighth-place Washington Capitals in the Eastern...

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Canadiens-Sabres Preview

The Buffalo Sabres have won four of the season's five meetings with the Montreal Canadiens. The one loss, however, may have been a blessing in disguise as it seems to have sparked their playoff push. The surging Sabres look to pull into a tie for points with the Eastern Conference's eighth-place team when they host the Canadiens on Wednesday night in the final meeting between...

Buffalo Soldiers

By Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci) As of Wednesday night, the Buffalo Sabres are presently tied with the Washington Capitals at eighty points apiece for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Although Washington qualifies for the eighth slot because they have two more wins, Buffalo has eight games and sixteen points to penetrate the barrier that separates the playoff-bound teams from...

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