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Buffalo and Washington are tied at the bottom of the playoff ladder...The Caps have the tie-breaker, but don't tell Derek Roy (@Roy9ner) that after his performance last night...Rick Jeanerette was in fine form at the Crossroads...((HT: MSG+/NHL))
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The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign two prospects, forward Dan Catenacci and goalie Connor Knapp, to entry-level contracts.
Catenacci was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2011 draft. He agreed to a three-year deal after completing his final season with OHL Owen Sound, where he finished second on the team with 72 points in 67 games.
Knapp, listed at 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds...
It’s by far the goal of the season for the Buffalo Sabres, but it could very well be the play that everyone remembers as the goal that started the final run to the playoffs.
With two minutes remaining in what seemed to be Buffalo’s second straight loss to the Leafs and final nail in their playoff coffin, Jordan Leopold become entrenched in Sabres lore forever.
In the midst of...
I have to admit I was all prepared to write the eulogy for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres. The last score I saw before writing this was 3-0 Leafs in the 2nd Period. I had the title all lined up and everything: ‘Buffalo Scat’. But then the Leafs (perhaps acquiesing to the Toronto fan base who want a higher draft pick), decided to cough up not only a 3-0 lead, but also leads...
After a rough weekend for the Sabres, when so many aspects of the team’s performance were worthy of scrutiny, the local sports talk radio station spent about 99% of its airtime yesterday talking about the backup goaltender.
Sportswriters pounced on another opportunity to trash Ryan Miller, and antagonist fans with an unconditional disdain for the franchise netminder ate it right...
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals center Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
Miller said he doesn't think Laich is Mark Messier, referring to the former New York Rangers captain hours after Laich made his comments on Washington's The Fan radio Wednesday.
Buckle up, because the thrilling...
Matt and I strike up a after midnight conversation about the Sabres on facebook and decided to share it. Enjoy.
Matt: Just when I think I'm out....they pullllll me back in. It's not exactly Rocky III, or anything, a 6-5 comeback win of the Leafs, who are a charity case basically, but it's...something. It's the thing they needed to keep them alive. Two games...
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals forward Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
''I don't think he's Mark Messier,'' Miller said.
Miller, of course, was referring to Messier, the former Rangers captain, who famously guaranteed a win with New York trailing New Jersey 3-2...
And at your funeralI'll sing the requiem.
There will be no banners raised into the FN Center's venerable rafters, no majestic chronicle of the season's better moments, no town heroes; nothing, really, in the words of the celebrated Rick Jeanerette, "for the highlight reel". I'm sitting here, writing this, listening to the songs from bands I...
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller wasn't too impressed with Brooks Laich's bravado.
After the Washington Capitals forward guaranteed that his club would make the playoffs, Miller was quick to point out the obvious.
"I don't think he's Mark Messier," Miller said, referring to the former Rangers captain famously saying that New York would defeat New...
There is a conflict of emotions for many in Leafs Nation as their club faces the Buffalo Sabres in the second of the home-and-home matchup at the First Niagara Center tonight. For those who bleed Blue-and-White, most of the emotional attachment to winning games went out the window weeks ago and with just three games left on the schedule, the only accomplishment to be made is to...
Lindy Ruff says his team likes its chances tonight against a respectable Flyers squad. Ruff's preaching a fast start and solid D-zone coverage.
Peter Laviolette hasn't liked his team's play in first periods in recent games. He's imploring his team to start fast and strong against the Sabres tonight.
Laviolette knows full well that...
Good morning from First Niagara Center where the Sabres are in the midst of their optional skate.
Lindy Ruff told Howard Simon on his weekly radio show this moirning that Tyler Myers has not skated since injuring his foot while blocking a shot last Friday night vs. the Pens. Ruff said that Myers is definitely out of action tonight.
Myers is not on the ice right now...
Its Game 81 of the season. Biggest game of the season for the never-say-die Sabres, who are playing in the very same building tonight where their playoff hopes were crushed in the elimination game seven in last Spring's playoffs.
Its not always sunny in Philadelphia for Ryan Miller and the Sabres.
I've been asked by many a nervous Sabre fan in the past...
Miller and Scrivens lead their respective squads onto the ice fo rwarm-ups.
Nathan Gerbe and Mike Weber are on the ice taking the skate while Kevyn Adams, James Patrick, and Teppo Numminen look on.
Each are expected to play tonight.
Coming into Thursday night, the Flyers still had a legitimate chance at obtaining home ice advantage. All they had to do was take care of business against the Buffalo Sabres (who were fighting for their playoff lives themselves) and take down the Penguins on Saturday.
The Flyers certainly did what they needed to do, downing the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in dramatic fashion. Matt Read'...