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Thursday game preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres

Can we expect a rematch between Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen and Leafs centre Nazem Kadri?
Via Toronto Star
3 days ago

Sabres Mishandling Ristolainen

Fans of the Buffalo Sabres are angry, and rightfully so. The team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2011, and the blue and gold faithful have been forced to endure another race against the Arizona Coyotes to the league basement. Prolonged exposure to the Sabres’ perpetual futility has spectators turning on certain players, particularly on top defenseman, Rasmus Ristolainen. Nobody can...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Sabres’ Rasmus Ristolainen on argument: ‘It was funny’

BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has watched the video of his argument with Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri from their respective penalty boxes. “It was funny,” Ristolainen, who fought Kadri early in the second period of Monday’s 5-3 win, said this morning inside KeyBank Center. Ristolainen said he “just exchanged a couple words with him, that’s it.” Actually...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
11 days ago

WATCH: Ristolainen’s shot gets through a maze of players to go top shelf

Watch as Rasmus Ristolainen’s shot finds its way through a maze of bodies and ends up top shelf to tie the game.
Via SportsNetCanada
January 01, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ristolainen gets one past Price to open the scoring for Sabres

Watch as Rasmus Ristolainen makes it 1-0 Sabres against the Canadiens.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ristolainen uses backhand to shovel goal over Gibson’s shoulder

Watch as some nice stick work helps Rasmus Ristolainen beat John Gibson.
Via SportsNetCanada
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Buffalo's Ristolainen finally growing into his big shoes with the Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres boast a handful of young players who are finding their way in the NHL this season, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart included. But aside from the young guns on offense, the Sabres are also enjoying a breakout year by 21-year-old defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who was one of the worst players on defense for the Sabres last season but is now one of their top blue-liners...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

In five-game audition as Sabres’ No. 1 defenseman, Rasmus Ristolainen passing with flying colors

Casual observers might ask, “Can you really gush and rave about a defenseman who is a paltry minus-35 in 69 games played?” Absolutely. For a 20-year-old Finn who, with his helmet off, could more appropriately pass as a Buffalo Jr. Sabre than an actual Buffalo Sabre when walking the corridors of the Harbor Center (!), […] The post In five-game audition as Sabres’ No. 1 defenseman...
Via Along the Boards
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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