Found April 03, 2012 on
The Sabres and Caps now have 88 points( 8th place) and both teams have two game to play.
The Caps own the tiebreaker against the Sabres so Buffalo must have one more point to qualify for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Panthers lost in OT and still need one point to make the playoffs. They are four ahead of Washington (Caps own the tiebreaker) and those two teams meet on in Washington on Thursday.
The Sabres play in Philadelphia on Thursday and in Boston on Saturday.
Meanwhile the Caps play in NYC against the Rangers on Saturday and Carolina travels to Florida on Saturday.
BEST OF MAXIM
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, while blue-liner Tyler Myers has a chance to return.
Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update on his injured players after practice Monday.
Ehrhoff has missed two games since hurting his left knee against Washington last week. Ruff said Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery, and...
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...
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))
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.Ehrhoff has missed the last two games because of a left knee injury he suffered in a game against Washington last week. Ruff announced Monday that Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery and he could return if the Sabres make the postseason.Buffalo...
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...
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...
Six weeks removed from being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Buffalo Sabres enter a season-ending two-game road trip with a chance to make the playoffs.
A stirring comeback in its last game allowed Buffalo to enter Thursday night's matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers tied for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.
However, the Sabres (39-31-10) also...
A loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend damaged the Buffalo Sabres' chances of making the postseason, but they received some help on their off day.
The Sabres will try to stay afloat in the playoff race Tuesday night when they host the Maple Leafs to conclude a home-and-home set.
Buffalo trails Washington by two points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the...