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Paul Hamilton
September 24, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After 1,026 NHL games, Brian Gionta is calling it quits. The former Sabre announced his retirement on Monday at the arena. Gionta can’t believe what things turned in to for the kid from Rochester, New York, “I went into it hoping I could play one NHL game and then from there...
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Paul Hamilton
September 24, 2018 - 12:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Last season, C.J. Smith had a good training camp, but Jason Botterill wanted him to learn the pro game in Rochester. Injuries started piling up, but he still had enough opportunity to become an AHL All-Star. Smith has come into training camp this season and has again...
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Paul Hamilton
September 22, 2018 - 10:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Sam Reinhart didn’t look like he missed any time as he assisted on the first two Buffalo goals. In the first period, he was right in his office screening Freddie Andersen for Kyle Okposo's power play goal. Late in the second period, Reinhart took the puck hard to the net and...
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Pat Malacaro
September 22, 2018 - 7:09 pm
A third period power play goal was enough to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The Sabres got off to the quick lead as Kyle Okposo took the shot after Sam Reinhart won the offensive zone face-off and provided the screen in front...
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Paul Hamilton
September 22, 2018 - 11:18 am
(WGR 550) - Tage Thompson scored a highlight reel goal in Toronto and almost had two others. He was also on the ice for four of the Leafs' five goals and had problems, at times, winning battles. The whole thing boils down to that Phil Housley wants to see more as he’s the only player that will...
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Derek Kramer
September 22, 2018 - 9:14 am
Fair or unfair, many Buffalo Sabres fans have drawn a conclusion that Alex Nylander is either a bust, or in a make-or-break season with the organization. While Nylander is only 20-years-old, the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft has already been seen as another Tim Murray flop and a...
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Paul Hamilton
September 21, 2018 - 11:21 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres had a real rough start in Toronto, but came back to play much better. Phil Housley has said all along that his coaching needs to be better and I thought it was in this game. At 19-years-old, Casey Mittelstadt showed in the first period that at this point in his hockey...
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September 21, 2018 - 7:55 pm
John Tavares scored twice and Curtis McElhinney stopped 20 shots in relief, leading the Maple Leafs to a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The goals came early and often - four in the first 3:42 to be exact - resulting in a quick 3-1 lead for the Maple Leafs...
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Paul Hamilton
September 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley said on Thursday that the players in Group 1 would likely play in Toronto on Friday and that is going to be the case. That means players like Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin will play the Leafs here on Saturday. Linus Ullmark will get his second preseason start in...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
September 21, 2018 - 11:11 am
Last season was a disappointing first year for Marco Scandella with the Buffalo Sabres. The 28-year-old defenseman was acquired last offseason by the Sabres from the Minnesota Wild to be part of a new-look, revamped defensive group for the 2017-18 season. However, the Sabres ended up finishing as...
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