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The Buffalo Sabres are on life support, putting it mildly, when it comes to making the playoffs this year.
They entered the night just one point ahead of Florida for the lowest point total in the NHL, and seven points back of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Needless to say, chances are ultra-slim, at best, that this team makes a run to eighth. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t games to be played. The games played from here on out are likely going to be used to review players’ positions on this roster and whether or not certain players belong on this team.
The evaluation period officially began on Tuesday night when the Sabres played host to the New York Rangers who found themselves in seventh place in the East entering the contest. It was a simple game of one team fighting for its playoff lives while the other was fighting just to stay comfortably in the top eight.
First Period 0-0:
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Some quick Sabres trivia: Which two Buffalo forwards lead the team in average ice time since Ron Rolston replaced Lindy Ruff as head coach?
If you don’t have Steve Ott as one of your answers, you lose.
As a matter of fact, Ott and captain Jason Pominville are the only 2 forwards on the team under Rolston to average more than 20 minutes per game.
Some will tell you this is...
The Hockey Central Insiders on Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos, Chris Johnston and John Shannon mentions the Panthers, Sabres and Flames will be sellers this season.
Kypreos brought up the Ryan Miller trade talk and John Shannon discussed the GM Meetings and what is going on with the Coyotes.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has a sinus infection, meaning backup Jhonas Enroth will start against the New York Rangers.
Interim coach Ron Rolston provided the update after Miller missed the pre-game skate Tuesday morning. Miller is healthy enough to serve in a backup role.
It's the second start in three games for Enroth. He allowed two goals in a 3-2 shootout loss at...
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,.
The word coming from Camp Pegula offered this frightening possibility: Regier surviving the season. Ken Sawyer, one of Pegula’s top advisors, has told people he believes Regier is a “hockey genius.” It’s enough to question Sawyer’s credibility, especially after Regier signed a contract extension for missing the playoffs.
Back to the grind stone. Turn the page to the Rangers.
Ron Rolston spoke with media after today's practice.
Tyler Ennis does not have a concussion after he was smoked face first into the glass by Wayne Simmonds at 4:47 of the opening period of the 3-2 Sabres loss in Philly.
Thanks for the update Buffalo Hockey Beat.
The hit that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds delivered to Tyler Ennis wasn’t a dirty or malicious one, even though it was from behind. The Buffalo Sabres forward was merely trying to turn and protect the puck, and he turned as Simmonds was hitting him. It was a bang-bang play and Simmonds didn’t have time to react. The referees were not going to call a penalty...
Detroit Cass Tech 2015 running back Mike Weber talks about his visit to Michigan on Sunday. Also, the Cass Tech standout discusses his in depth thoughts on Michigan, what he likes about their program, what he’s looking for in his future college school, his decision timeline and more.
The good news for Sabres fans is that offensive help, in the form of Ville Leino, will likely appear on the ice in Buffalo tonight.
The not-so-good-news is that Ron Rolston will have to be creative and will have to play Tetrus with his current lineup.
If Leino plays tonight, and it appears very likely that he will, Rolston and Regier will have to augment the roster in order to add Lein...
Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period of the Buffalo Sabres' 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Enroth, who started because Ryan Miller was sidelined because of a sinus infection, earned his first victory since a 5-1 win over Washington on Nov. 26, 2011. He was 0-9-3 in 16 appearances since then...
Tonight will be the first time the Rangers and Sabres meet since this...
So after hearing this statement from Marc Staal on the Patrick Kaleta hit during the post game...
“It (ticks) you off, it gets you angry. It’s a cheap hit. The biggest thing is you do want to hurt them, you want to make them feel that. We were able to get two, but it doesn’t do that kind of...
The Sabres were without Tyler Ennis and Ryan Miller, are one of the worst teams in the league, and don’t play defense, so this game was supposed to be a cakewalk. It wasn’t, and while the Sabres were lucky to get out of the first ten minutes scoreless, they outplayed the Rangers in the second, forcing a lot of penalties. The Rangers played fairly well, but had some sloppy stretches...
Per Dennis Bernstein tweet - "Kings and Sabres are in trade talks. A league source says LA will trade with Buffalo. We shall see."
Based on the mistakes that the overworked Rob Scuderi made last night as well as Darryl Sutter calling out Alec Martinez two nights ago and then benching him last night, Sutter might be bringing back an old familiar face in Robyn Regehr ...
Good luck trying to pry information out of the Buffalo Sabres organization these days. It would be easier to bust into Fort Knox to steal a king's ransom than it would be to abscond with trade secrets and inside information. With six weeks remaining in the regular season, many NHL teams have been circling over head in recent weeks. Like vultures in the arid desert, they are patiently...
The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres hooked up for the second time in nine days with each team headed in opposite directions. The Rangers are winners of five of their last six games, including a 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres last Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The win snapped the Sabres three game winning streak [...]
The New York Rangers (13-9-2) visit the Buffalo Sabres (9-14-3) at the First Niagara Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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