Subban injury mars Canadiens' win

Mar 11, 2016

Subban injury mars Canadiens' win

Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit on the side of the head by a teammate, overshadowing the Canadiens’ 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The Canadiens said Subban was taken to a ...

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

Mar 2, 2016

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

For much of last season, it looked like Connor McDavid might end up with the Buffalo Sabres. The first overall pick in last year’s NHL draft got to show the city what it’s missing on Tuesday night. McDavid scored twice, including in overtime, to ...

Jan 26, 2016

Brassard shines as Rangers whip Sabres

Derick Brassard ended a month of scoring woes with the best night by a New York Rangers’ player in five years. Brassard scored two goals, set up crucial third-period tallies by J.T. Miller and Mats Zuccarello and finished with a career-best five points while ...

Panthers pick up 10th straight victory

Jan 6, 2016

Panthers pick up 10th straight victory

Jonathan Huberdeau set up Florida’s first goal and then put an exclamation point on the Panthers’ franchise-record 10th straight win with a fantastic breakaway goal. Jaromir Jagr scored his team-leading 14th goal, and Derek Mackenzie, Brandon Pirri and Corban Knight also scored as Florida ...

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

Dec 31, 2015

Ovechkin ignites Capitals in third-period comeback

The Washington Capitals entered the third period Wednesday night with key players injured, missing good scoring chances and trailing by a goal. Then Alex Ovechkin scored twice during a four-goal rally and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 to extend their winning streak ...

Improving Penguins find way past Sabres

Oct 30, 2015

Improving Penguins find way past Sabres

The Pittsburgh Penguins may be starting to find their stride. Evgeni Malkin scored his fourth of the season on the power play, Jeff Zatkoff made 50 saves in his season debut and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Thursday night. “We ...

Capitals cruise past struggling Blackhawks

Oct 16, 2015

Capitals cruise past struggling Blackhawks

The Washington Capitals bounced back from a miserable performance with a gem of an effort against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are having difficulty scoring as they begin defense of their Stanley Cup title. Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots, Alex Ovechkin contributed a goal in ...

Rookie Eichel's splendid goal sparks Sabres

Oct 13, 2015

Rookie Eichel's splendid goal sparks Sabres

Rookie star Jack Eichel’s hustling unassisted goal gave Dan Bylsma an eye-catching highlight from his first victory as coach of the Buffalo Sabres. “That will be one that we will pull out and watch again,” Bylsma said after Buffalo beat Columbus 4-2 on Monday. ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sabres lock up O'Reilly for 7 years

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired standout forward Ryan O’Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to ...

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Mar 1, 2015

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Jaromir Jagr added some spark to the Florida Panthers offense, even though he didn’t get on the score sheet. Jagr made his Panthers debut, and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers’ 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

Feb 21, 2015

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

It took 14 seconds into his first NHL game for Mackenzie Skapski to give up his first career goal. The New York Rangers’ 20-year-old goalie proved to be perfect over the rest of his debut. After being beaten by Matt Moulson on the first ...

Isles hang on to beat Sabres

Feb 9, 2015

Isles hang on to beat Sabres

This time, the New York Islanders made a 3-0 lead stick in Buffalo. Barely. Mikhail Grabovski’s snap shot from the slot midway through the second period stood up as the difference for the Islanders, who built a three-goal edge and then hung on for ...