VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After first hiring a new coach, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addressed his next most pressing offseason need by re-signing leading scorer Jeff Skinner.
DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres found little satisfaction in closing out their season with a lopsided win.
Jeff Skinner scored twice to reach the 40-goal mark for the first time in his...
Sabres face the Predators on 7-game slide
Nashville Predators (44-29-6, third in the Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (31-38-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division)
Sabres take on the Blue Jackets on 6-game skid
Columbus Blue Jackets (44-30-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (31-37-10, sixth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo takes on New York on 5-game losing streak
Buffalo Sabres (31-36-10, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (45-26-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens refused to be satisfied — or comfortable — not with so much at stake.
Brendan Gallagher had two goals and an assist, and the Canadiens beat the Buffalo...
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) — Jack Eichel will abide by the NHL's decision to suspend him two games for an illegal check to Colorado forward Carl Soderberg's head.
Sabres forward Jack Eichel suspended for 2 games
NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl...
Slumping Sabres call up Alexander Nylander from minors
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The slumping Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the minors.
Nylander is Buffalo's first-round pick in the 2016 draft and has a career-high 12...
MacKinnon Grubauer lead Avs to 3-0 win over Sabres
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon bounced up from a big check to score a nifty goal. That helped the Colorado Avalanche bounce back from the blow of losing their captain.
Oilers rally for a 4-3 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Brodziak scored the go-ahead goal to cap a three-goal outburst over the final 3:31 of the second period, rallying the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While keeping open the possibility of a late playoff push, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid acknowledged how much losing has worn on him this year. In Buffalo, Sabres...
Reinhart’s hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Eichel, Ullmark team up in Sabres’ 3-1 win over Islanders
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than lament another moral victory, Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel was able to enjoy an actual one that counts in the standings.
Eichel set up two goals to spark an opportunistic offense, and goalie Linus Ullmark stopped 24 shots — including all 10 in the third period — in an efficient 3-1 win over the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Teravainen OT goal lifts Hurricanes to 6-5 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tired as he felt, Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen wasn't going to pass up a chance to score on a breakaway in overtime.
Gathering a loose puck at the right boards in his own end after Buffalo's Jack Eichel shot high and wide of the Carolina net, Teravainen scored 3:25 into the extra period to seal a 6-5 victory over the Sabres on Thursday night.
Jack Eichel scores in OT to lift Sabres past Flames, 4-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack Eichel battled through some misfortune before scoring the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, Buffalo's captain rifled a low shot past Dave Rittich, on the Calgary goaltender's glove side 70 seconds into OT.
Skinner scores 29th, Sabres get 5 in 2nd to beat Devils 5-1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With star forward Jack Eichel missing his third straight game due to injury, the Buffalo Sabres got the secondary scoring they were searching for.
Jeff Skinner provided his 29th goal of the season and the Sabres scored five times in the second period on their way to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
C.J. Smith, Casey Mittelstadt, Jake McCabe and Lawrence Pilut also scored for Buffalo, which improved to 23-14-6. Carter Hutton made 20 saves.
Rask stops 31 shots, Bruins edge Sabres 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner and David Backes scored, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Boston won three of four games in the season series against Buffalo.
Rask was looking for his first shutout of the season, but former Bruins' defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen beat him with a wrist shot on the glove side with 2:38 left in regulation.
Skinner scores 2 goals in Sabres’ 4-3 win over Panthers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel's absence didn't prevent Buffalo's top line from carrying the load again.
Jeff Skinner scored twice, including his team-leading 28th goal, and Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist for the Sabres in a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Sabres captain Eichel to miss at least 2 games with injury
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss at least two games with an upper body injury.
Coach Phil Housley didn't reveal the nature of the injury except to list Eichel as day to day ahead of Buffalo's home game against Florida on Thursday. Eichel will miss Buffalo's game at Boston on Saturday before having the injury re-evaluated.
He's been out since aggravating the injury in the first period of a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Monday.
Sabres center Eichel ruled out after leaving in 1st period
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres say captain Jack Eichel went to the dressing room in the first period of Monday's game against the New York Islanders and will not return.
It's unclear what caused Eichel to leave the game.
Eichel was designated as a game-time decision by coach Phil Housley following Buffalo's morning skate. But the center started and played four shifts totaling 2:42 in the first period. Eichel also sat out Sunday's practice.
Thomas, Allen lead Blues to a 4-1 victory over Sabres
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One year ago, Robert Thomas was starring in Buffalo for Team Canada in the IIHF World Junior Championship. Now, he is showcasing his skills against Buffalo for much higher stakes.
Thomas had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Sabres on Thursday night.
"It kind of feels like it's been a whole whirlwind and now I ended up here," Thomas said. "It's just a dream come true."
Skinner, Eichel score twice as Sabres top Bruins 4-2
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Eichel fondly remembers sitting with his dad in the TD Garden stands, watching his favorite hockey players.
The 22-year-old from nearby North Chelmsford was the star attraction Sunday night, and he didn't disappoint.
Eichel had two goals and two assists, including the primary helper on Jeff Skinner's winning goal with 3:13 remaining, to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Boston Bruins 4-2.
Skinner scores 22nd goal, Sabres beat Coyotes 3-1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres didn't need overtime, for a change.
Jeff Skinner got his 22nd goal of the season, Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues also scored and the Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night for their second consecutive victory.
Skinner seals Sabres comeback in 4-3 OT win over Kings
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than lament another sloppy performance after being booed off the ice at the end of the second period, Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres decided to do something about it.
Eichel scored and had a hand in setting up Jeff Skinner's power-play goal 1:49 into overtime, and the Sabres overcame a two-goal deficit in the third to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Matthews nets 2nd goal late in OT as Maple Leafs edge Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his second goal with three seconds on the clock in overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs matched their best start in 84 years with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
The Maple Leafs won their fifth straight game and improved to 20-8. The only other time it took them just 28 games to reach 20 wins was when they opened the 1934-35 season at 20-6-2.
Fiala leads Predators to 2-1 win over Sabres
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators credited their defensive effort after their latest win.
Kevin Fiala scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Predators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Monday night. Ryan Ellis also scored and Pekka Rinne stopped 21 shots to help Nashville win its second straight.
Lightning end Sabres 10-game winning streak
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres came up just short of a history-making run.
Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.
Worst in NHL last season, Sabres are surging after 9-0 run
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are on such a roll, captain Jack Eichel was having difficulty recalling the last time they lost.
"Um, was it Calgary?" Eichel said Monday, before being reminded the 2-1 overtime defeat to the Flames was three losses ago.
"Yeah, Rangers, in New York," he said, finally recalling a 3-1 loss on Nov. 4 that dropped Buffalo's record to 7-6-2.
Nine games — and nine wins — later, the Sabres are the NHL's biggest surprise two months into the season.
Sabres beat Red Wings 3-2 in shootout for 9th straight win
DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres continue to find ways to win.
Sam Reinhart and Tage Thompson scored in a seven-round shootout to give the Sabres their ninth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Buffalo (16-6-2) is one win away from its franchise record of 10.
Sabres rally late to beat Canucks 4-3 in shootout
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart returned after getting his lip stitched up to lead the Buffalo Sabres in a comeback victory.
Reinhart tied it with 1:47 left in regulation, 40 seconds after he set up Jeff Skinner's goal, and Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout to lift the Sabres over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday.
Skinner’s hat trick leads Sabres over struggling Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Jason Pominville had a goal and two assists for his 700th career point, and Jack Eichel added three assists after Sabres coach Phil Housley shuffled his lines in an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games.
Skinner scores 3 to lead Sabres to 5-1 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley had to shake things up, shuffling his lines against the Los Angeles Kings an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games.
The moves paid off, especially the new first line of Jeff Skinner, Jason Pominville and Jack Eichel.
Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Eichel scores 2 in Sabres’ 4-2 win over Golden Knights
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel helped the Buffalo Sabres end a long drought without a winning record.
Eichel, the Sabres' 21-year-old captain, scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.
With its second straight victory, Buffalo (2-1-0) has more wins than losses for the first time since the third game of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.