MICHAL NEUVIRTH NEWS

Belief a main reason for Lightning's third-period life

TAMPA, Fla. -- He was a wicked wall that, for most of Friday night, refused to crack. Time after time, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth withstood waves of pressure from a dizzying blue blur at Amalie Arena, standing firm like a stone barrier in a hurricane.   Perhaps in past seasons, perhaps in past months, such wizardry in net would have frustrated the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michal Neuvirth stretches out for incredible glove save vs Lightning (Video)

Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth stretched out for an incredible glove save during the seecond period of Friday night's game against Tampa Bay.Lightning forward Brett Connolly was robbed by Neuvirth, which seemed to be such a sure goal that the goal light was turned on and the celebration horn sounded.Neuvirth saved 45 out of 47 shots, and his performance was so impressive that...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos scores tiebreaker, leads Lightning past Sabres

  Steven Stamkos scored his 22nd goal to break a third-period tie and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the stumbling Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night. Stamkos took a pass from Jonathan Drouin during a 2-on-1 and lifted a shot with 5:18 to play over Michal Neuvirth, who was under siege the final two periods and finished with 45 saves. Valtteri Filppula also...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos nets late winner to keep Lightning red hot

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steven Stamkos scored his 22nd goal to break a third-period tie and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the stumbling Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night. Stamkos took a pass from Jonathan Drouin during a 2-on-1 and lifted a shot with 5:18 to play over Michal Neuvirth, who was under siege the final two periods and finished with 45 saves. Valtteri...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos scores tiebreaker, Lightning beat Sabres 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos scored his 22nd goal to break a third-period tie and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the stumbling Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night. Stamkos took a pass from Jonathan Drouin during a 2-on-1 and lifted a shot with 5:18 to play over Michal Neuvirth, who was under siege the final two periods and finished with 45 saves. Valtteri...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos nets late winner to keep Lightning red hot

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steven Stamkos scored his 22nd goal to break a third-period tie and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the stumbling Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night. Stamkos took a pass from Jonathan Drouin during a 2-on-1 and lifted a shot with 5:18 to play over Michal Neuvirth, who was under siege the final two periods and finished with 45 saves. Valtteri...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Rangers Preview

Henrik Lundqvist's solid play in net has helped the New York Rangers head into the new year on quite a roll. They'd be feeling much better about their position if they had gotten the season off to a better start. The Rangers look to win a fifth straight game at Madison Square Garden and fifth consecutive meeting with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. New York (20-11-4) has won...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 PM The Buffalo Sabres are hoping to get back into a groove after just their second loss in the past three weeks, but they've struggled in recent matchups against the Florida Panthers, who have also been relatively successful of late. They've had even more trouble versus Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo in the past two...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 PM The Buffalo Sabres are hoping to get back into a groove after just their second loss in the past three weeks, but they've struggled in recent matchups against the Florida Panthers, who have also been relatively successful of late. They've had even more trouble versus Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo in the past two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres-Panthers Preview

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping to get back into a groove after just their second loss in the past three weeks, but they've struggled in recent matchups against the Florida Panthers, who have also been relatively successful of late. They've had even more trouble versus Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo in the past two seasons and could face him again Saturday night. Buffalo (9-15...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres-Canadiens Preview

The Montreal Canadiens are tied for the most points in the NHL, while the Buffalo Sabres rank toward the bottom. Still, it's the Sabres with a chance to sweep this home-and-home set. Buffalo seeks a fifth win in six tries Saturday night while trying to send the Canadiens to their second three-game skid of the season. Montreal (16-7-1) is tied with Vancouver and Anaheim with a league...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres-Capitals Preview

A severe lake-effect snowstorm has given the Buffalo Sabres some extra time to prepare for life without Michal Neuvirth. That's something they hope proves beneficial heading into a matchup with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. After having its last home game postponed, Buffalo will try to extend its longest winning streak since February to three when Jhonas Enroth takes...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres goalie coach Irbe enjoys brief 2-period NHL return

  The goalie equipment didn't exactly fit Arturs Irbe. What did were the familiar competitive emotions the 47-year-old once enjoyed during his NHL playing days. ''Once a goalie, always a goalie,'' Irbe said with a wide grin. Seven years after Irbe thought he hung up his pads for good, the Buffalo Sabres goalie coach came out of retirement for a few hours on Wednesday night. Irbe...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Injury Update: Michal Neuvirth leaves game with lower-body injury

Buffalo Sabres do not have a lot of good going on lately. With poor points for the start of the season, near the bottom of the rankings and with injuries they cannot seem to catch a break. A new injury occurred to goaltender Michal Neuvirth. #457461764 / gettyimages.com Neuvirth suffered a lower body injury during the first period on Tuesday night against the Washington...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Irbe enjoys brief 2-period NHL return with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The goalie equipment didn't exactly fit Arturs Irbe. What did were the familiar competitive emotions the 47-year-old once enjoyed during his NHL playing days. ''Once a goalie, always a goalie,'' Irbe said with a wide grin. Seven years after Irbe thought he hung up his pads for good, the Buffalo Sabres goalie coach came out of retirement for a few hours on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres call up goalie Nathan Lieuwen after starter is injured

  The Buffalo Sabres have called up goalie Nathan Lieuwen from the minors a day after starter Michal Neuvirth was sidelined by a lower body injury. The Sabres on Wednesday also placed defenseman Josh Gorges on injured reserve, a week after he sustained a knee injury. Neuvirth is out indefinitely after being hurt in the first period of a 4-1 win over San Jose. He appeared to be injured...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth Makes Amazing Diving Save With His Back

Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth was down and out when he did the only thing he could think of to make a save and miraculously it worked. A diving save with your back is certainly not conventional, but it got the job done. Enroth wasn’t even supposed to play tonight. Starter Michal Neuvirth got hurt […] The post Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth Makes Amazing Diving Save With His Back...
Via Diehardsport
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres top Sharks despite Neuvirth injury in snowy Buffalo

  Brian Gionta had two goals and an assist in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in front of a sparse, snowstorm-depleted crowd on Tuesday night. Nicolas Deslauriers and Brian Flynn also scored for Buffalo, which won its eighth straight against San Jose, dating to the 2009-10 season. Jhonas Enroth stopped 20 shots over the final two periods after replacing...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres goalie Neuvirth injured in 1st period vs. Sharks

  Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth is out after sustaining a lower body injury in the first period of a game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Neuvirth stopped all 10 shots he faced in finishing the period, before being replaced by backup Jhonas Enroth. The Sabres did not announce the severity of the injury to Neuvirth, who entered the game with a team-best 3-5...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres goalie Neuvirth injured in 1st period

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth is out after sustaining a lower body injury in the first period of a game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Neuvirth stopped all 10 shots he faced in finishing the period, before being replaced by backup Jhonas Enroth. The Sabres did not announce the severity of the injury to Neuvirth, who entered the game with...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Girgensons scores 2 goals, Sabres snap 5-game skid

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Tyler Ennis scored a goal and added two assists for the Sabres, who also got goals from Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers and Matt Moulson. David Clarkson and Phil Kessel scored for Toronto, which lost Friday to Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Sabres Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs' normally strong power play was blanked despite numerous opportunities as their winning streak came to an end. They should have an easier time capitalizing on chances against the Buffalo Sabres' dreadful defense, however. Toronto can claim its longest winning streak against Buffalo in nearly 43 years Saturday night. The Maple Leafs (9-6-2) missed out on what...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Parenteau scores shootout winner to lift Canadiens past Sabres

  P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Dustin Tokarski made 31 saves to help Montreal end a three-game losing streak. Parenteau opened the scoring 19 seconds into the third period with the Canadiens' first goal in 107 minutes, 1 second. In the third round of the shootout...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Week in Review: 11/2/14- Tanking sucks, 3 stars, 3 duds and more by @mtracz

Amidst the excitement of the Buffalo Bills contending (!) for a playoff spot (!!), it’s quite understandable that you may have forgotten about the other sports franchise in Buffalo, a professional hockey team called the Buffalo Sabres. OK, there’s a lot of quotes required and liberties taken in that previous sentence. I mean, I guess the Sabres are a “team” in the sense...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings lose to Sabres in shootout, 3-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons scored shootout goals, and the Buffalo Sabres edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday. Michal Neuvirth made 36 saves and stopped Henrik Zetterberg in the third round of the shootout to help the Sabres (3-9-1) win at home for the first time this season. Brian Flynn and Chris Stewart both scored their first goals of the season, and...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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