The Buffalo Sabres have issued qualifying offers to their most high-profile restricted free agents, including forwards Zemgus Girgensons and Johan Larsson, a person with direct knowledge of the...
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.
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.
"Johnny Hockey" is getting an additional title: part owner.
Calgary Flames star forward Johnny Gaudreau is a member of an NHL-laden ownership group that purchased an equity stake in the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Fighting Saints on Thursday. The group includes Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons, former Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, and Florida Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko.
TORONTO (AP) — Looking to extend one franchise mark and set another, the Toronto Maple Leafs entered Monday 25 spots ahead of the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL standings.
That didn't matter to Jack Eichel.
The Sabres star scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to lift last-place Buffalo over the Maple Leafs 3-2 and end Toronto's club-record home winning streak at 13 games.
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.
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.
Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract.
The team announced the deal Thursday that carries an average value of $1.6 million.
Girgensons, from Latvia, is the last of the Sabres' restricted free agents to sign with the team. Buffalo's first-round pick in 2012 has 37 goals and 49 assists in 277 career games over four seasons.
Sabres outlast Ducks in 10-round shootout, win 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres shook up their lines in hopes of finally breaking their Southern California malaise. The experiment had to carry over to a shootout, but the Sabres were finally rewarded with a win.
Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Eichel’s overtime winner lifts Sabres over Predators 5-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the bench, Jack Eichel talked the talk. On the ice, he certainly backed it up.
Eichel scored two goals, including the game-winner at 2:35 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 5-4 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Zemgus Girgensons, Brian Gionta and Kyle Okposo also scored for Buffalo, which has won three straight.
Kane, Bailey score 1:42 apart; Sabres beat Rangers 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — After getting just their second win in eight games, the Buffalo Sabres credited the victory to a solid team effort.
Evander Kane and Justin Bailey scored 1:42 apart around the first intermission, leading the Sabres to a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Zemgus Girgensons and Jack Eichel also scored, and Anders Nilsson stopped 24 shots to help the Sabres improve to 2-4-3 in their last eight.
Strome helps Islanders beat Sabres 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are hoping their sharp effort against the Buffalo Sabres is a sign of things to come after a so-so start to the season.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year $1.15 million contract.
The Sabres announced the signing on Thursday, and a person with direct knowledge of the contract revealed the terms to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not announce the terms.
Girgensons was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the team in June.