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The Buffalo Sabres pulled out a come from behind, 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. The victory marks the first time in almost two weeks the Sabres were able to take the lead, and hold onto it for the win. Ryan Miller had perhaps his best night of the season, making 30 saves and leaving the Lightning scoreless on their power play opportunities.... Read more
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After the Sabres played listless hockey for every non-Bruins game in the last month, fans clamored for head coach Lindy Ruff’s termination. Not only was Ruff’s message to the team and the system he employed growing stale, but the very idea of having a coach for this long grew stale. It was a novelty for a long time in Buffalo to have a coach whose tenure was unmatched by all...
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Mikhail Grigorenko has had himself quite a disappointing rookie season, to say the least. The 18-year old prospect has just a goal and two assists in 16 games this season; he has seen his ice time bounce around more than a child on a trampoline.
He has been scratched four times this season, three of which came...
Two Lightning turnovers resulted in two goals for the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night as they went on to beat Tampa Bay 2-1. Steven Stamkos put the Lightning on the board first when a rebound off a Ryan Miller save went right to him off a Teddy Purcell shot. Later in the first period, defenseman Victor Hedman was unable to clear the puck out of the defensive zone as it was intercepted...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Myers and Ryan Miller helped give Ron Rolston a memorable night.
Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, Miller made 30 saves, and Rolston won for the first time as Buffalo's interim coach in the Sabres' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
"It was great, especially the way it was done," Rolston said...
Nathan Gerbe scored his first two goals of the season, Ryan Miller made 38 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the struggling Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.
Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville both scored in the tiebreaker for Buffalo. Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller missed their attempts for Florida.
Tyler Ennis also scored in regulation for the Sabres and...
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The Buffalo Sabres came to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday night, failed to generate chances, took plenty of penalties, and did just about everything they could to ensure that the Lightning walked out with a win and two points. Unfortunately, your Tampa Bay Lightning failed to pick up on the Sabresâ not-so-subtle gestures...
The Sabres have now gone a year without Paul Gaustad.
It's been that long already. A year ago from today, the Sabres sent Gaustad to Nashville for a pick. The Sabres also sent Kassian and Gragnani to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer.
âLong-term, itâll turn out to be a good day,â said Regier.
While it's only...
This weeks Water Cooler features QCS writers Mike Straw, Jason Davis, Ryan Talbot, Brandon Hess, and Bradley Gelber.
How important was it for the Sabres to finally get their first win under Ron Rolston out of the way Tuesday, taking down Tampa Bay?
Jason Davis: Very important. You want to see the new coach notch his first win quickly to ease any stress of going on a prolonged losing...
The good news is Mikhail Grigorenko will play in Sunrise.
The bad news is he's riding dirty with John Scott and Pat Kaleta. The kid will work sick give and go plays with his skilled linies.
Say hello to 5 or less minutes of TOI, and no PP time for Grigo.
How can the kid earn more minutes when his coach is playing him 8-10 shifts per game.
Remember when Barry Melrose...
The Sabres skated today in Sunrise, Florida. John Vogl of The Buffalo News reported these line combos at the practice session.
John Scott is the extra forward. Why, I donât know? Hecht hasnât scored a goal in twenty games this season. Iâd sit Hecht and play Scott in his place. Gerbe hasnât scored in sixteen games. Can...
Notes from todayâs game day skate in Tampa:
â¢ Ryan Miller will face Mathieu Garon tonight. Yet another back-up goal tender to face the Sabres.
â¢ Jordan Leopold did not skate this morning. Heâs been nursing an upper body deal. If he canât play, and itâs likely that he wonât be able to, then T.J. Brennan would get the call.
In early February I last picked an MVP for the early season. Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres was my pick. He was leading the NHL in scoring at that point. Since then Vanek has been passed in the scoring race and his Buffalo Sabres are in trouble after firing their coach.
The MVP race today comes to two players: Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sidney Crosby...