C 1. Cody Hodgson
2. Tyler Ennis
3. Zemgus Girgensons
4. Mikhail Grigorenko
5. Johan Larsson
6. Matt Ellis
L 1. Matt Moulson
2. Marcus Foligno
3. Brian Flynn
4. Cody McCormick
5. Nicolas Deslauriers
R 1. Drew...
There won't be any magical moments for Latvia.
The Latvians, coached by the Sabres' Ted Nolan and featuring forward Zemgus Girgensons, were eliminated at the world championships today with a 3-2 loss to Switzerland. Latvia fell to 3-4 in the preliminary round and failed to advance to the quarterfinals
Latvia captured the hockey world's imagination at the Olympics by...
Well, the spear below the belt is officially an international phenomenon this postseason. It's been the retaliation of choice in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year and now it looks to be the same over at the World Championship currently being played in Minsk, Belarus.
Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons is at the Worlds representing Latvia and is easily one of the most...
The IIHF have handed Belarus defenseman Nikolai Stasenko a two-game suspension following a dangerous hit from behind on German forward Yazin Ehliz. With just one second left in Belarus’ 5-2 victory over Germany on Saturday, Stasenko approached Ehliz from behind before leaving his feet to hit Ehliz into the boards. Latvian forward Zemgus Girgensons was also given a one game suspension...
Russia took on Latvia to a blowout win Saturday with a final score of 4-1. During the game Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons who is playing for Latvia got a little disgruntle and speared Alexander Burmistrov right off the faceoff.
Girgensons was handed a game misconduct and a 5-minute major for the spearing incident.
Coming off a lopsided defeat courtesy of the Russians on Monday, Team USA was looking to get back on the winning side against Latvia. Unfortunately, even though it ended up being a closely played contest, the Americans found themselves on the losing side for the second game in a row dropping a 6-5 tilt to the Latvians.
Going into this tournament, Team USA knew it was going to be...
from John Vogle of Sabres Edge,
The most significant record the Sabres can set is fewest goals scored in a season (post-1967 expansion). Tampa Bay set the NHL mark in 1997-98 with 151 goals. The Sabres have 147. Buffalo is averaging 1.82 goals per game.
As for franchise records, the Sabres are assured of three:
*Buffalo's season-low goal total is 190 set in 2002...
Video: Undresses the Red Wings defense
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Darren Helm scored the go-ahead goal 3:33 into the third period to inch the Detroit Red Wings closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Brendan Smith, David Legwand and Pavel Datsyuk, into an empty net, also scored for the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard made 25 saves. Detroit (38-27-14) moved within a point of...
The Detroit Red Wings take the last game of the season series against the Buffalo Sabres 4-2, sweeping them in the season series, and pulling to within 1 point of clinching a playoff berth.
The first period was very uneventful for both sides. Play through the middle was choppy and passes for either side were very errant at times. Though a couple of good chances were generated...
Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons pulled off this beauty move on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nik Kronwall on Tuesday night. Kronwall got caught flat-footed as Girgensons pulled the puck between his legs and blew past Kronwall and buried it. It was Girgensons second goal of the night but it wasn’t enough as the Sabres fell to the Red Wings, 4-2.
The post Zemgus Girgensons...
The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that the team will officially retire goaltender Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who is being inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame on Saturday, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters. Hasek’s No. 39 will join Gilbert Perreault ...
Ted Nolan should soon have his interim tag removed after what he’s done with the Buffalo Sabres (via BuffaloHockeyBeat)
November 13, 2013. It started off as a normal day in the NHL, but in the late morning, the Buffalo Sabres ended that feeling swiftly. Owner Terry Pegula announced, in a press conference, that he had fired coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier...
It took a while, but once the Boston Bruins found their legs it seemed as if the Buffalo Sabres didn't stand a chance......that is, until Sabres' Matt Moulson slithered a puck underneath Boston starter Chad Johnson to tie the game at four with less than a minute to play, then Matt D'Agostini took advantage of a rare Zdeno Chara neutral zone error to score the game winner...
The Boston Bruins did a lot of good things in their first game after the Olympic break against the Buffalo Sabres. But even that wasn’t enough to beat the NHL’s worst team.
The Bruins were uneven in their first game since Feb. 8, and too many ill-timed mistakes cost the B’s in a 5-4 overtime loss to the lowly Sabres. Boston does get a point out of the disappointing defeat,...
Matt D'Agostini outraced Zdeno Chara to a loose puck and scored 22 seconds into overtime in lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
Matt Moulson forced overtime by scoring with 53 seconds left in regulation in a game the Sabres won after squandering a 3-1 second-period lead. Brian Flynn had a goal and assist, while Tyler Myers and Zemgus...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014
If you read last week’s column then you already know how I feel about the Olympics… If not, they’re officially over, WOO-HOO! Despite my self-admitted disinterest in the Olympics, international hockey is the one sport I do enjoy watching during this time of year. I was rather annoyed/bummed, as I’m sure most of you were, when team USA put up a goose egg in the semi-finals...
9:15 a.m. ET: Team Canada caught a break when Latvia upset Switzerland on Tuesday.
The Canadians are undefeated thus far in Olympic and would have been favored against either opponent Wednesday in the quarterfinals, but the Swiss were the tournament’s best defensive team in the preliminary round and a sleeper pick to make a deep run.
Their time in Sochi was cut short with a 3-1...
Team Latvia hockey has had some famous players do damage on international ice. Arturs Irbe is easily the most famous player in national history. Latvian head coach and current Buffalo Sabres bench boss Ted Nolan has his work cut out for him as only five players have NHL experience.
The majority of Team Latvia plays in the Kontinental Hockey League for Dynamo Riga based in Latvia...
Some members of the U.S. hockey team heading to the Sochi Games this weekend will be carrying some high-tech gear with them that will be kept under wraps.
Socks. Very high-tech, performance socks.
During the last couple years there's been a growing trend among NHL players trying to protect their lower legs from skate blades. Several manufacturers produce these high-tech socks...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014
Who says the Phoenix Coyotes don’t have passionate fans?
This one young Coyotes fan was the life of the party when Phoenix hosted the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, tearing it up on the air guitar as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” pumped through the speakers at Jobing.com Arena.
Unfortunately, this youngster’s night ended in disappointment, as a Zemgus Girgensons goal early...
This month won't end. This post was already eaten once by the internet.
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Semyon Varlomov was resigned to a huge extension for the Avs. ESPN, Sporting News, The Local Take #1
In other news, the Penguins knocked out the Kings in Los Angeles. Sports Illustrated, NHL.com, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2
What's this? A third story? The Maple...
On their heels and down a man early in the third period, the Sabres apparently had the Phoenix Coyotes right where they wanted them.
Buffalo rookie Zemgus Girgensons stunned the Coyotes and goaltender Thomas Greiss with a short-handed goal two minutes into the final period Thursday, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting the Sabres to a 3-2 victory.
“Z was in the right place at the right...
Zemgus Girgensons scored a short-handed goal in the third period and had an assist, and the road-weary Buffalo Sabres knocked off the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday.
The Sabres had plenty of energy in their third game in four nights, scoring the first goal and rallying from a 2-1 deficit in the third period. Tyler Ennis and Steve Ott scored, and Girgensons put Buffalo ahead with...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Zemgus Girgensons scored a short-handed goal in the third period and had an assist, and the road-weary Buffalo Sabres knocked off the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday.
The Sabres had plenty of energy in their third game in four nights, scoring the first goal and rallying from a 2-1 deficit in the third period. Tyler Ennis and Steve Ott scored, and Girgensons put...