Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick expected to miss season
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick is expected to miss this season due to a neck condition that bothered the 12-year veteran for much of last season.
Reinhart’s shootout winner lifts Sabres over Blues 4-3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart came up just short of ending the Buffalo Sabres' seven-game winless streak in overtime.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Conor Sheary and the Buffalo Sabres aren't ready to be counted out of the Eastern Conference playoff race just yet.
With Buffalo in jeopardy of fading further down the...
Sheary scores in 3rd to lift Sabres over Blue Jackets 5-4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long midseason break apparently was just what Conor Sheary needed.
Coming back from a bye week followed by the All-Star weekend, the Buffalo Sabres forward was ready, ending an 11-game goal drought with the winner Tuesday night.
Sheary got an easy tap-in 2:12 into the third period to lift Buffalo over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4.
Sabres sending Matt Hunwick to AHL on rehab assignment
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are sending Matt Hunwick to the minors on a rehabilitation assignment in the veteran defenseman's next step in recovering from a neck injury he sustained last summer.
Coach Phil Housley said Hunwick will play at least one and possibly two games for Buffalo's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, New York. Rochester plays home games on Wednesday and Friday.
Jason Dickinson scores in OT, Stars beat Bruins 1-0
DALLAS (AP) — Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night.
Dickinson and Mattias Janmark led a 2-on-1 against goalie Tuukka Rask. Janmark shot from the left side, and the rebound slid to Dickinson right in front. He lifted the puck in for his fourth goal.
Sheary scores in 7th round of shootout, Sabres beat Jets 2-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Conor Sheary and Carter Hutton gave the surging Buffalo Sabres another full two points in the standings.
Sheary scored in the seventh round of a shootout, Hutton stopped 25 shots and the Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sheary beat Laurent Brossoit with a shot over the goalie's glove.
Ristolainen goal in OT gives Sabres 6-5 win over Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price put all the blame on himself for Montreal's latest loss.
Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 1:38 of overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-5 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night.
Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner each scored twice and Conor Sheary added a goal for the Sabres.
Linus Ullmark gave up five goals on 32 shots through two periods. Carter Hutton came in and made five saves in the third.
Top pick Dahlin scores first goal, Sabres beat Coyotes 3-0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Five games into his first NHL season, rookie Rasmus Dahlin has his first career goal.
The 18-year-old defenseman, the first overall pick in this year's NHL draft, put in a rebound 2:45 into the game. It proved to be all the Buffalo Sabres needed in a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Sheary scores twice in Sabres’ 3-1 win over Rangers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After being booed at home throughout a shutout loss to open the season, the Buffalo Sabres gave their fans something to cheer about.
Conor Sheary scored two goals and Carter Hutton made 43 saves as the Sabres beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory of the season.
"We knew this was an important one," Sheary said. "We kind of got spanked in our home opener there, so we wanted to come out and have a strong effort and it was good to get two points."
All eyes are on Sabres rookie Rasmus Dahlin in Buffalo
LAST SEASON: 25-45-12, 62 points. Finished last in NHL standings for third time in five years.
COACH: Phil Housley (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: LW Jeff Skinner, LW Conor Sheary, C Tage Thompson, C Patrik Berglund, C Vladimir Sobotka, rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, D Matt Hunwick, D Lawrence Pilut, G Carter Hutton.
LOST: C Ryan O'Reilly, G Robin Lehner, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Victor Antipin, D Josh Gorges, C Jordan Nolan, G Chad Johnson.
Sabres list Sheary week to week with upper body injury
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury.
Coach Phil Housley didn't go into much detail Tuesday, saying Sheary was injured while being checked during the first day of training camp on Friday. Sheary is listed week to week.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — See ya, Sid. Hello, Jack Eichel.
Once the shock of being traded wore off, Conor Sheary put aside his past of playing alongside Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, and began eagerly looking ahead to what might be in store with the Buffalo Sabres.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo.
The Sabres improved their top-six forward ranks by acquiring Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The Penguins obtained a conditional 2019 fourth-round pick that could improve to a third-rounder in move that frees up $5.5 million of space under their salary cap before the NHL's free-agency period opens Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a $2.1 million, one-year contract.
General manager Jim Rutherford announced the signing Wednesday, hours after clearing salary-cap space by trading winger Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick to Buffalo for a conditional-fourth round pick.
Like he does with so many things, Sidney Crosby makes it look easy.
Penguins notebook: Injuries to linemates present challenge for Conor Sheary
The injuries to Derick Brassard and Phil Kessel have left Conor Sheary on a bit of an island, practicing to get ready for the playoffs while his likely linemates for the postseason opener remain sidelined.
While recognizing injuries are a fact of life in the NHL, Sheary acknowledged the current situation might retard the trio's chemistry building process a little bit.
NEWARK, N.J. – Derick Brassard won't play for the Penguins on Thursday night in New Jersey due to a lower-body injury, which means more ice time for Riley Sheahan and a spot in the lineup for Josh Jooris.
Brassard was injured during the second period of Tuesday night's game in Detroit. Coach Mike Sullivan said his status will be considered day to day pending further evaluation when the team returns home from its road trip.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' quest for a three-peat is officially on.
Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Crosby scores in OT to lift Pens past Devils 4-3
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sidney Crosby batted his own rebound out of the air and into the net 19 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Devils 4-3 on Thursday night, denying New Jersey a sweep of the four-game season series.
PHILADELPHIA — For more than a month, Conor Sheary was swinging at fastballs in his eyes and breaking balls in the dirt.
On Wednesday night, he finally found his sweet spot.
Sheary scored a pair of second-period goals, snapping a 15-game drought and leading an opportunistic Penguins side to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
The Penguins have the best third-line center in hockey.
It's not newly acquired Derick Brassard. It's Sidney Crosby.
In his effort to balance the Penguins' offense by dividing Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel among three lines, coach Mike Sullivan has, in effect, made Crosby the team's third-line center.
Crosby has spent way too much time skating with Conor Sheary and Dominik Simon lately.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby had three assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
Phil Kessel, Jamie Oleksiak and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won three straight. Pittsburgh (39-25-4, 82 points) moved one point ahead of idle Washington and three in front of third-place Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby's continued dominance of the Flyers helped the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins move back into first place.
Conor Sheary scored two goals, Crosby had three assists and Pittsburgh surged into the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night.
Crosby scores in OT, Penguins slip by Islanders 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby let one chance to bury the New York Islanders slip away. The Pittsburgh Penguins star wasn't about to let it happen twice.
Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by sneaking a wrist shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win Saturday. Pittsburgh's captain failed to convert on a rush moments earlier, but an outlet pass by Justin Schultz freed up Crosby once again.
Familiar Penguins lines feature Sidney Crosby-Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin-Phil Kessel pairings
As injuries continue to deplete the Penguins' depth chart at forward, coach Mike Sullivan opted for familiarity to help cope.
Line rushes during Thursday's practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex featured Jake Guentzel on a wing of Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel on the right side of Evgeni Malkin.
Those pairings were instrumental in the Penguins' run to the Stanley Cup last spring — the four combined to average exactly a point per game per player, posting 39 goals and 60 assists in 25 games.
Friday marked exactly one month that Carter Rowney had been out of game action.
"Felt like I was out for six months," the Penguins forward said Friday morning, with a relieved smile.
He didn't have to wait any longer.
Rowney was activated from injured reserve a couple hours later and was in the lineup for the Penguins' game against the rival Washington Capitals that night.
After a three-game reprieve as a healthy scratch, Ryan Reaves is expected to return to the Penguins' lineup at a rather opportune time: for a game against the Capitals.
"A rivalry is rivalry; you hate each other," Reaves said after the morning skate in advance of Friday's 7 p.m. game against the Capitals. "You love playing against each other, but yeah there's just a lot of hate."
Penguins’ Conor Sheary ‘week to week’ with lower-body injury
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Coach Mike Sullivan says Thursday that Sheary is "week to week" after getting hurt in a 5-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday.
Sheary has 12 goals and 19 assists in 52 games. Bryan Rust, who scored twice against San Jose, took Sheary's spot on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon during practice Thursday.
Minus ill Lundqvist, Rangers find way to edge Penguins 4-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec stopped 41 shots while filling in for late scratch Henrik Lundqvist to help the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Boo Nieves, Jesper Fast, Mats Zuccarello and Pavel Buchnevich scored in support of Pavelec, who drew the spot start because Lundqvist had the flu. Buchnevich provided the game-winner when his centering pass deflected off Pittsburgh's Kris Letang and by Tristan Jarry 11:12 into the third period.
Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres 5-4 in OT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary's winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Crosby scored his sixth of the season, Sheary had a pair of goals and Patric Hornqvist added one for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel got his eighth of the season and has goals in four straight games. Kessel, the team's leading scorer, has at least one point in five straight games — and 16 of 20 this season.
Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres 5-4 in OT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had been getting his chances. They just weren't going in the net.
That all changed against the Buffalo Sabres.
Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary's game-winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Penguins winger Conor Sheary’s name has been mispronounced this whole time
The Penguins' Conor Sheary has a correction for fans — the pronunciation of his last name.
It's not ‘Sheer-y' and it doesn't rhyme with ‘cheery.'
It is ‘Share-y' and sounds like ‘cherry.' Penguins public address announcer Ryan Mills got to the bottom of the mistake everyone — including him — has been making in this video posted to his Twitter account.
Malkin’s goal in 3rd lifts Penguins past Oilers, 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A game against the struggling Edmonton Oilers was what the Pittsburgh Penguins needed to get their road trip back on track.
Evgeni Malkin's tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period lifted the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Oilers on Wednesday night.
Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins, who had opened their five-game trip with two losses.
Conor Sheary lifts Penguins past Panthers, 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins needed a little time to get up to speed against the Florida Panthers.
Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal with 2:53 left to give the Penguins a 4-3 victory Friday night.
The Penguins trailed 2-0 less than 6 minutes in, but scored three goals in the second period, in which they took a season-high 22 shots.
Hornqvist has 2 points in season debut, Pens beat Caps 3-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in his season debut to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in their first meeting since the playoffs.
Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist makes season debut at Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patric Hornqvist made his season debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Washington Capitals.
Hornqvist was in the lineup Wednesday night after missing the first three games of the season following surgery on his right hand. He's on Pittsburgh's third line with Conor Sheary and Greg McKegg.
Hischier has goal, 2 assists in Devils’ 4-1 win over Caps
WASHINGTON (AP) — First overall pick Nico Hischier had a power-play goal and two assists in the first period to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4 -1 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford also had power-play goals and Will Butcher scored at even strength — all in the first 14:19.
Cory Schneider made 22 saves for the Devils. They finished the preseason 5-5-1.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Conor Sheary on a $9 million, three-year deal.
Sheary will count $3 million against the salary cap through 2019-20. General manager Jim Rutherford announced the contract for the restricted free agent Sunday.
Sheary has been part of Pittsburgh's back-to-back Stanley Cup champion teams, putting up 17 points in 45 games. He spent significant time as a linemate of Sidney Crosby's during the 2016 Cup run.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A year ago, it was Conor Sheary benefiting from the wisdom and skills of Sidney Crosby.
This year, it was Jake Guentzel.
Pittsburgh put the two youngsters alongside the best player in hockey and reaped the dividends along the way to a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship.
Crosby won his second straight Conn Smythe Trophy after collecting 27 points (eight goals and 19 assists) during the Penguins' playoff run. He now has led the Penguins to three Stanley Cup titles.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Pekka Rinne and blew out the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the series and move one win away from a second consecutive title.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The guy that scored the winner in Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final doesn't even have a locker in the Nashville Predators' dressing room.
The 22-year-old who leads the NHL in playoff goals and is a legit contender for the Conn Smythe trophy watched the Pittsburgh Penguins lift the Stanley Cup last spring on TV as a minor leaguer just getting his feet wet as a pro.
Sure, technically Frederick Gaudreau and Jake Guentzel are rookies. Neither is playing like one.