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.
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.
Reinhart’s hat trick leads Sabres to 5-2 win over Capitals
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — No one was referring to the Buffalo Sabres as being soft on Saturday.
Jeff Skinner remarkably returned a period after a hush fell through the crowd at the sight of...
Sabres’ power play, Ullmark spark 3-1 win over Red Wings
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A day after the Sabres clarified several comments made off the ice, coach Phil Housley was impressed watching his team clean up its various mistakes and deficiencies on it.
The power-play got goals from Casey Mittelstadt and Kyle Okposo, goalie Linus Ullmark didn't have to resort to acrobatics in stopping 28 shots behind a tighter-checking defense, and Buffalo beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Saturday.
Reinhart scores to give Sabres 5-4 shootout win over Wild
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Phil Housley could overlook the blown leads and the defensive miscues.
What mattered more was how Buffalo persevered behind goalie Linus Ullmark's 41 saves and forward Sam Reinhart capping a two-point game by scoring the lone shootout goal in a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
"We've got to learn to tighten it up, but I'll give the guys credit, we found a way to win," Housley said.
Demko makes 36 saves for Canucks in 4-3 win over Sabres
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko was nervous before stepping on the ice.
It sure didn't show.
The 23-year-old goalie made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
"An opportunity for me," Demko said. "I'm just really excited and wanted to make the most of it."
Alex Edler, Sven Baertschi, Brock Boeser and Loui Eriksson scored for Vancouver. Bo Horvat had two assists.
Stamkos breaks late tie, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Stamkos broke a tie with 5:16 remaining in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored, and Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots. The Lightning have won 18 of their last 20.
Sam Reinhart, Tage Thompson and Marco Scandella scored for Buffalo.
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.
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.
Lightning end Sabres’ winning streak at 10 games
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.
Paquette beat Carter Hutton from then top of the left circle.
Dan Girardi, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos also scored, and Luis Domingue made saves. Sam Reinhart had two goals for Buffalo, and Zemgus Girgensons and Tage Thompson also scored.
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 score 4 in 1st, beat Flyers 5-2 for 7th straight
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tired of coming from behind during their NHL-best winning streak, the Buffalo Sabres went out and did something about it.
Jeff Skinner and the Sabres got off to a fast start Wednesday night as Buffalo scored four first-period goals on its way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
It was a dynamic outburst from the league's hottest team, which has won seven in a row.
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.
Okposo’s late goal lifts Sabres to 4-3 win over Canadiens
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Pominville acknowledged this was a game the Buffalo Sabres would have lost last season.
Kyle Okposo scored on a power play with 1:01 left in the third period, and the Sabres rallied from three one-goal deficits to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night.
Reinhart eagerly rejoins Sabres with new contract signed
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Sam Reinhart's objective was to carry over his point-a-game pace from the second half of last season, the Buffalo Sabres forward understood that it wasn't doing him much good sitting at home waiting for contract talks to be resolved.
Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to 2-year, $7.3 million contract
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres can finally prepare for the start of the season with their full complement of forwards after signing Sam Reinhart to a two-year, $7.3 million contract on Wednesday.
Reinhart was a restricted free agent, and the team's lone offseason holdout before reaching the deal after missing the first five days of training camp and two preseason games.
TORONTO (AP) — William Nylander and Auston Matthews each had two goals and an assist as the playoff-bound Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Monday night.
Andreas Johnsson also scored as Maple Leafs extended a franchise record with their 48th win and matched the team mark for points (103) set in 2003-04. Backup goalie Curtis McElhinney stopped 32 shots to help Toronto win for the 15th time in the last 17 at home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres saw defenseman Victor Antipin taken off the ice on a stretcher after being boarded. Then, they took it out on the Nashville Predators by scoring three goals on the ensuing 5-minute major.
"We were able to make them pay a little bit," Buffalo center Sam Reinhart said.
Reinhart had a hat trick with Jack Eichel adding a career-high five assists as the Sabres stunned the NHL-leading Predators 7-4 Saturday night.
Vesey, Georgiev lead Rangers to 5-1 win over Sabres
NEW YORK (AP) — With each passing game, it appears the New York Rangers may have found an apprentice goalie for next season.
Jimmy Vesey had two goals and an assist to support Alexandar Georgiev's season-high 43-save performance and the Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Saturday night.
Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Neal Pionk each added a goal and an assist as the Rangers completed a sweep of the three-game season series and improved to 13-3-0 in the last 16 meetings with the Sabres.
Baptiste lifts Sabres to 5-3 win over Blackhawks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in nearly a decade, the Buffalo Sabres had the bounces to go their way against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday. It was Buffalo's first win over the Blackhawks since December 2009, snapping a 12-game losing streak against Chicago.
Sabres get bounces in 5-3 win over Maple Leafs
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't tell Jason Pominville and the Buffalo Sabres they have nothing to play for.
For a team all but mathematically out of playoff contention, the Sabres continued making a dent in in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 5-3 win against their cross-border and Atlantic Division rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Sabres 5-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL lead with two goals on the night he tied the Washington record for most games played, and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Saturday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 50 seconds into the game and had two assists. Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller also had goals for Washington, which leapfrogged Pittsburgh and moved back into first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals had lost two in a row and five of seven.
Sabres get rare home win over East-leading Lightning
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-3 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Backup Chad Johnson stopped 26 shots to pick up just his fourth win and first in nine home appearances this season. Sam Reinhart scored twice, including an empty-netter with 8 seconds left.
O’Reilly has goal, assist in Sabres’ 5-3 win over Lightning
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The last-place Buffalo Sabres are suddenly playing havoc with the Eastern Conference's top teams — and without their top offensive threat, Jack Eichel, no less.
Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-3 win over the East-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Reinhart lifts Sabres to 4-3 win over Islanders
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have experienced several frustrating losses already this season, so a sloppy win was OK for Sam Reinhart and company.
Reinhart poked in a rebound with 4:14 left, and the Sabres edged the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night after squandering a three-goal lead.
Sam Reinhart lifts Sabres to 4-3 win over Islanders
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart poked in a rebound with 4:14 left, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night after squandering a three-goal lead.
Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo, and Ryan O'Reilly also scored. Robin Lehner stopped 26 shots to help Buffalo salvage the finale of a five-game homestand after going 0-3-1 in its previous four games.
John Tavares, Anders Lee and Ross Johnston scored for New York.
Hutton stops 27 shots in Blues’ 1-0 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two shots off the crossbar and another one off of St. Louis goalie Carter Hutton's skate were the difference in the Blues securing a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Of the 27 saves Hutton made in earning his third shutout of the season, one his last stops proved to be his finest with 32 seconds left. Hutton spread-eagled through the crease to have Sam Reinhart's one-timer bank off his right skate blade.
Lehner earns 2nd straight shutout, Sabres beat Canucks 4-0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres have gotten pretty stingy lately.
Lehner made 30 saves for his second straight shutout and the Sabres blanked the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Thursday night.
"We didn't give them too much defensively," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "We were really tight to our net and we tried to protect Robin as best we could," said Sabres coach Phil Housley. "And when we needed a save, Robin was big tonight.
Eichel’s 4 points lead Sabres to 5-0 win over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Stuck in last place, the Buffalo Sabres are looking for positive signs. For now, their second winning streak of the season will do.
Jack Eichel had a goal and three assists, Ryan O'Reilly scored twice and Buffalo earned an easy 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Alexander Kerfoot first took to the skates about the age of 5 and his parents brought him to the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Anybody who tried out made it,” Kerfoot said of the facility’s youth programs.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres center Sam Reinhart didn't appreciate spending Buffalo's last game glued to the bench.
He also acknowledges he won't be arriving late again for the team's morning stretch, which is what led to him being disciplined in the first place.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres ended a three-week tailspin by rallying from a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday night.
"We played like we had nothing to lose, and maybe we should start doing that more often," said Kane, who scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 2:29 remaining.
Kane’s goal sparks Sabres’ 6-3 win over Coyotes
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than lament blowing yet another third-period lead, Ryan O'Reilly and the Buffalo Sabres finally did something about it.
O'Reilly's no-look backhand pass set up Evander Kane for the go-ahead goal with 5:36 remaining, and Marcus Foligno and Sam Reinhart scored empty-netters in the final two minutes to secure a 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Reinhart, Kane score; Lehner perfect as Sabres beat Avs 2-0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane helped the Buffalo Sabres to their first winning streak in nearly a month. There's more work to do if this run is to become a playoff push, though.
"We need to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back," Kane said after the Sabres' 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.