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The Buffalo Sabres were considered to be a near lock to make the playoffs when the NHL betting season began but after a solid start they have been in a free fall since November 19th in which they have lost 22 out of 29 games that included 8 losses in 9 games since January 6th.With United States Olympic hero Ryan Miller as their number one goaltender it was figured in betting circles that such a slump was impossible but that obviously has not proven to be the case as the Sabres will need to play at a much higher clip in order to salvage a playoff spot.Miller has been a big part of the problem rather than a solution with a record of 11-15-2 and a mediocre save percentage of .897. To be sure, Miller has not gotten quality support up front with either the scoring attack or his defensemen but such a save percentage is quite revealing as far as his drop in quality play and dominance. Miller was a near one man team in the past for the Sabres and able to dominate games single handedly but n...
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A great deal of this you can already find posted on my twitter (@matthew1stewart), but I figured I'd pop in here and repeat myself with a quick hit. Ok. So: Everybody knows it's been bad for the Sabres lately. But how bad? I mean, we aren't talking "worst in the league, competing for a top lottery pick bad", right? I mean, we're not the Oilers or Islanders...
The high-priced Buffalo Sabres' tumble from the top of the Eastern Conference to its bottom is just as perplexing to them as it is to most outside observers.
''We're living through it,'' right wing Drew Stafford said Monday before the team departed for Tuesday's game at the New Jersey Devils. ''We're the ones on the ice, and we're the...
Not all is doom and gloom in Pegulaville.
Happy 21st birthday, Zack Kassian.
You are now an AHL All Star.
Kassian will replace his teammate and badass brother, Brayden McNabb, at the AHL All Star Game in Atlantic City this weekend. McNasty is still recovering from a concussion.
Kassian has 21 points in 25 games played in Rochester this season. He has another 6 in 18 games...
Not even a year removed from Terry Pegula’s purchase of the Buffalo Sabres and the most ballyhooed press conference here since Jim Kelly rode a limo into town 25 years earlier, the honeymoon is just about over.
But if you want to play the blame game so badly that you’re looking to the man at the top as the biggest reason for this season’s failures, then you’re just trying...
I'm pretty scared when it comes to commitments. Yes, it goes beyond having my heart broken at the age of 19 after two and half months of riveting Blockbuster Video nights. It goes to knowing people who are married and boy, some of them do seem miserable. Sure, some are happy, but the ones that aren't...that sticks with me more. Now, I'm not going to get into what is...
You want to know why I admire the Hell out of Thomas Vanek?
The guy is his own worst enemy. He doesn't belive his own stats and hype.
He's always striving to maximize and to apply the God given talents that he has been gifted with.
Vanek is never satisfied. His belly is never full. He wants his unfair share of success.
Last night, trailing 2-1 with 11;29 remaining...
Jason Pominvile and Nathan Gerbe scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Christian Ehrhoff has been out of the Sabres lineup for the past three weeks, and the team has gone 2-7-2 in his absence. So what does he want to bring to the dressing room when he returns to the ice for tomorrow’s game in New Jersey?
Jason Pominvile and Nathan Gerbe scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Pominville ripped a shot over the glove of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur on the Sabres' third and possibly final shootout attempt to tie things at 1-all.
Ryan Miller's status for tonight's game tonight in Newark is in question. According to John Vogl of the Buffalo News, Miller took a MA Gragnani high slap shot to the upper body. Miller then left the ice smarting from the effects of the shot.
Miller's status will be updated shortly.
Robyn Regehr had himselg a good skate and will be back in the lineup tonight...
Jason Pominville and Nathan Gerbe scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
True or false:
When the 2011/12 NHL season began in October, you had the Buffalo Sabres pegged to be the sole occupants of last place in the Eastern Conference standings on January 24.
Not such a good morning, is it?
The Carolina Hurricanes threw another log on the Buffalo rivalry fire by beating the Winnipeg Jets last night. By virture of the Canes win, the Sabres are now the 15th an...