Posted March 31, 2012 on
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Although they've been among the league's hottest teams and have moved into playoff contention, the Buffalo Sabres still have very little margin for error.
Consecutive losses at this late juncture could prove disastrous and that's a fate they'll try to avoid Saturday night when they visit the listless Toronto Maple Leafs in the opener of a home-and-home series.
With a chance to tie idle Ottawa for seventh place in the Eastern Conference, Buffalo (38-30-10) instead had its five-game winning streak snapped Friday with a 5-3 loss to visiting Pittsburgh. That defeat - the Sabres' first in regulation in 10 games - left them tied with Washington for eighth place, each with four games remaining and with the Capitals holding the tiebreaker.
"We won't beat this thing to death,'' defenseman Jordan Leopold said. "There's a simple formula, we just move forward. We know we can play better.''
Ryan Miller's stellar goaltending had been t...
BEST OF MAXIM
The wear and tear on Ryan Miller may finally be starting to show
For as much of a high as fans and players of the Buffalo Sabres felt after Tuesday’s big win over Washington, the low far surpasses that.
Buffalo went in to Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs needing a win to stay at least tied with the Capitals for the eighth spot in the East, but for the second straight night...
Coming into the weekend, most Sabre fans wanted a split. A split against arguably the best team in the league and one of the worst was a fair request of our mighty Sabres. However, as of about 9:45 PM tonight, our worst fears have been realized: two games, zero points.
It's a tough request to beat the Penguins. Crosby and Malkin are other-worldly players, and Jordan...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers won't suit up against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday because of a foot injury.Myers took a shot off his foot in a 5-3 loss Friday to Pittsburgh and is considered day-to-day.The Sabres are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, tied in points with the Washington Capitals, who have more non-shootout victories.
"Pinch me, I'm dreaming."
Those are the words I texted to my mother (yes, I'm a mama's boy) after the Sabres trounced the Capitals 5-1 to take over possession of 8th place. I still feel like I'm dreaming.
A little over a month ago, the Sabres were toast. Dead. The season was basically over. We were 15th in the Eastern Conference, and I pretty much assumed...
Check out this weird goal by former Gopher and current Buffalo Sabre Thomas Vanek. Talk about a gift goal, the Penguins attempt to clear the puck out of the zone, the puck bounces off a stanchion and right on the stick of Vanek who shots the puck past Brent Johnson.
You got to love Rick Generett and his call of the Buffalo Sabre's goals.
Pittsburgh Penguins (47-24-6) @ Buffalo Sabres (38-29-10)
TV: ROOT, MSG-B
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
We're not 100% sure of this fact, but the Buffalo Sabres have won approximately 2 million games in-a-row. They're currently in eighth spot in the East. The Pens beating them in regulation today would really help the Washington...
Thomas Vanek picks up the pick and beats Brent Johnson after it takes a strange bounce off the glass.
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