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 ...

Sabres snap record skid

Feb 4, 2015

Sabres snap record skid

The long drought is over for the struggling Sabres. Buffalo scored three times in the first period and Jonas Enroth made 32 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens that ended a franchise-record, 14-game losing streak Tuesday night. Players raised their arms ...

Wild thrash listless Sabres

Jan 16, 2015

Wild thrash listless Sabres

Goalie Devan Dubnyk had such an easy time in his Minnesota Wild debut Thursday night, he barely worked up a sweat. When teammate Matt Cooke tossed him a towel in the locker room following a 7-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Dubnyk tossed it ...

Elias hits milestone in Devils win

Jan 7, 2015

Elias hits milestone in Devils win

Patrik Elias was in a reflective mood after notching his 1,000th NHL point. Elias had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils beat the struggling Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night. “I don’t think I ever considered myself a goal scorer, ...

Sabres can't solve Luongo

Jan 3, 2015

Sabres can't solve Luongo

Told he had again moved up a notch in the record books with his latest shutout in Buffalo, Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo had just one question: “When do we come back?” Luongo made 30 saves for his 68th career shutout — and third-straight ...

Crosby claims five assists as Penguins rout Sabres

Nov 9, 2014

Crosby claims five assists as Penguins rout Sabres

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t need long to extend their mastery of the Buffalo Sabres. Crosby’s first of five assists came 1:21 into the first period, and Pittsburgh pushed its season-high winning streak to seven games with a 6-1 win over Buffalo ...

Habs prevail in shootout

Nov 6, 2014

Habs prevail in shootout

P.A. Parenteau snapped Montreal’s scoreless streak — then its losing streak. “The team needed one big-time,” Parenteau said after the Canadiens’ 2-1 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. “I needed one, too. We were all struggling offensively, so it’s nice to ...

Fleury stands tall in victory

Nov 2, 2014

Fleury stands tall in victory

Marc-Andre Fleury capped a career week with another shutout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury made 18 saves for his second consecutive shutout, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and Pittsburgh earned its fourth win in a row with a 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Perry nets hat trick as Ducks reel off sixth straight victory

Oct 23, 2014

Perry nets hat trick as Ducks reel off sixth straight victory

Corey Perry’s fast start has mirrored that of the Anaheim Ducks, and Frederik Andersen’s stingy goaltending has been equally beneficial. Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the two-time defending Pacific Division champions beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night ...