Sabres Finish One Chapter, Begin Another

04.13.2014 Islanders at Sabres This will be the last game recap for a while as the Sabres took on the Islanders for the final tilt of the year in Buffalo.  For two basement dwelling teams, the First Niagara Center had a good number of fans in the seats, credit to them.  Despite the reality that this season is over for both teams, we would have ourselves a close match.  It...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

How much should Latvia's Olympic performance play into the future of Ted Nolan?

The Sabres’ head coach is currently in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, having just coached Team Latvia to its best performance in history. After upsetting a respectable Swiss team in their first elimination game, Latvia even managed to keep it close with Team Canada in the quarterfinals before losing 2-1. Sabres fans have always been fond of Ted Nolan, and it’s not hard...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 1/17/14

Congratulations on almost making it through another week of Puck Dumps!   The Top Line The Jet's won at Calgary WOOP WOOP CANADIAN PRESS ALERT WOOP WOOP TWO CANADIAN TEAMS PLAYED WOOP WOOP. TSN, CBC, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard New York Rangers 1, Detroit 0 - Mats Zuccarello broke up the shut out. Mats Zucarello. Nashville...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: The Matt Ellis Factor

The Sabres have been calling players up from Rochester and sending them down on a frequent basis this season. Regardless of who they call up or send down, it doesn't really seem to be making a big difference. However, there is one player who does seem to make that difference, and that would Matt Ellis. Call it luck, a coincidence, or whatever you want, but over the past...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: Will Varone get a chance?

The Sabres claimed Konopka. Saw that coming a mile away after the Stafford injury. Buffalo also credited Tyler Myers with the goal last night, not Matt Ellis. The Sabres have had a rough season to this point, but if you look in the AHL, you’d see that some Amerks’ players are finding success. The Americans are in the hunt for a playoff spot with as they sit in 10th...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres vs Bruins Preview: Sabres look to win second-straight game

Coming of the heels of a 4-2 victory over the Jets, the Buffalo Sabres (8-23-3) host the Boston Bruins (23-9-2)  at the First Niagara Center, in Buffalo, N.Y. It has been a rough year for the Sabres, but can they stop one of the leagues hottest teams? In a rare site for the Sabres, the teams offense exploded, scoring four goals in Tuesday nights victory over the Winnipeg Jets ....
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres topple Jets 4-2

Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. It was Buffalo's first regulation win since Nov. 15 against Toronto, when interim head coach Ted Nolan took over for the fired Ron Rolston. Buffalo's Steve Ott also scored. Mark Scheifele scored two goals in 36 seconds...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres recall LW Ellis from Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled left wing Matt Ellis from their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. Ellis steps into the roster for Sabres leading scorer Cody Hodgson, who will miss his second straight game with a lower body injury. Ellis played six games for the Sabres before being sent to Rochester, where he was selected captain. He has 10 points in 25 games for...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH'S CORNER: Ellis Elevated; CoHo Out?

Let the speculation begin. The Sabres have announced that Amerks captain Matt Ellis has been called up for today's 2pm matinee vs. Calgary. NEWS ALERT: The #Sabres have announced the team has recalled forward Matt Ellis from @AmerksHockey (AHL).— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 14, 2013 Cody Hodgson missed Thursday night's game in Ottawa. He also missed prac...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres demote 6 to AHL Rochester

Defensemen Brayden McNabb and Chad Ruhwedel were among six Buffalo Sabres assigned to the minors. Also demoted to AHL Rochester on Monday were forwards Mike Zigomanis and Matt Ellis, defenseman Drew Bagnall and goalie Matt Hackett. Bagnall and Ellis must first clear waivers. The moves came a little over a week before Buffalo opens the season at Detroit Oct. 2. McNabb and Ruhwedel...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Second Take with Brad Gelber- Are All Sabres Fans Insane?

It’s that time of year again folks, the NHL offseason is in full swing. Players are finally set free from their contractual obligations and the free agency wooing process follows shortly thereafter. Teams have already begun making moves to improve their roster with the ultimate goal of competing for Lord Stanley’s Cup… and then there are the Sabres. So far this offseason the...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: Late night randoms

I found it interesting that Andrej Sekera is still listed on the roster, according to Jamie McBain is listed on there as well.... July 3rd was also the 10th anniversary of the Chris Drury trade... The Sabres development camp schedule was released. I meant to include information about it earlier, but I was distracted with the Matt Ellis news. The camp will begin...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Agent: Sabres to buy out F Gerbe's contract

The Buffalo Sabres have told forward Nathan Gerbe he has been placed on waivers for the purpose of having the final year of his contract bought out, the player's agent says. Jordan Neumann says he was informed by email of the Sabres' plans on Wednesday, and added the team told Gerbe by phone. The move caught Neumann by surprise after general manager Darcy Regier indicated...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres D Regehr returns after missing 7 games

Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr has been activated from injured reserve and is expected to play against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Regehr had missed seven games with a lower body injury from a 3-2 loss at Washington on Jan. 27. To make room on the roster, the Sabres (5-6-1) waived fourth-line forward Matt Ellis for reassignment to Rochester in the AHL. Struggling defenseman Tyler...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A about Kevin Porter

OK, I emailed the Avs guy right after the signing, thinking this guy would be our 4th center. However, the consensus seems to be that he'll be chilling in the minors next year. But remember how guys like Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick were vets from other NHL teams and started off in the minors for the Sabres, only to then be brought up and become regulars because of injuries...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres F Ellis out indefinitely

Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely because of a knee injury. Coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended amount of time after he hurt his knee in a win over Ottawa on Saturday. Ellis, a fourth-liner, has three goals and five assists on the season. The Sabres are also without defenseman Andrel Sekera because of pneumonia. He has missed three games already.
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres LW Matt Ellis out indefinitely

Buffalo Sabres fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend. Without calling the injury season-ending, coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended period as Buffalo prepared to host Montreal on Monday night. Ellis was hurt in a 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Saturday. The Sabres will also be minus defenseman Andrej Sekera for an uncertain...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

GARTH: APB: 26-9-29

Call the Erie County Sheriff's office. Vanek. Roy. Pominville. Missing in action. This is getting to be ridiculous. The Sabres top line has been silent for the past 6 games. Luckily for the team that it is getting secondary and tertiary scoring from other sources, like Ville Leino's two goals in Vancouver, or, Corey Tropp banging in the loose change that Brad Boyes...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

GARTH: Jeepers

Rather than me tell you what was said in the room today, I'll let the substitute coach and the players tell you for themselves. James Patrick on his first official NHL games as a head coach, albeit an injury replacement. Matt Ellis Jordan Leopold Jason Pominville As always, thanks to my friends at **** Bruins Chris Kelly...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: The Dormant Reimer; Leafs vs. Rangers

The Maple Leafs endured the first loss of 2012 at the hands of their nemeses from Buffalo, as the desperate Sabres jumped out to a two goal lead less than five minutes into the first period, on a fluky goal by Matt Ellis that deflcted off the skate of defenseman Cody Franson and a long wrist shot from Paul Gaustad that went through the legs of Carl Gunnarsson and past goaltender...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Slow Start Costs Leafs In Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal with 5:47 left in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Paul Gaustad had a goal and an assist, Matt Ellis also s...
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres Begin The Exorcism, Beat Leafs 3-2

Buffalo, NY – Finally the healing process can begin, hopefully. Jason Pominville scored the eventual game-winning goal with 5:47 left in the second period as the Sabres held on to defeat Toronto 3-2 at the First Niagara Center Friday night.  The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Sabres. “It was an important game for us,” head coach Lindy Ruff said afterwards....
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres hold on for win against Leafs

Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal with 5:47 left in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Paul Gaustad had a goal and an assist, Matt Ellis also scored and Patrick Kaleta had two assists for the Sabres. Ryan Miller made 24 saves in helping Buffalo snap a three-game winless skid (0-2-1) and get their...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres hang on for 3-2 win over Leafs (AP)

Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal with 5:47 left in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres held on for a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Paul Gaustad had a goal and an assist, Matt Ellis also scored and Patrick Kaleta had two assists for the Sabres. Ryan Miller made 24 saves in helping Buffalo snap a three-game winless skid (0-2-1) and get their third...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres Find Their Offense, End Skid

Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 14-minute offensive burst was all the Buffalo Sabresneeded to end their losing streak. Rookie Brayden McNabb capped Buffalo’s four-goal first period with his first NHL goal and the Sabres cruised to a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night. Jason Pominville, Matt Ellis and Christian Ehrhoff also scored in the first period...
Via Queen City Sports
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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