National Hockey League

Victor Olofsson
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Paul Hamilton
January 03, 2020 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - With Victor Olofsson out five-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury and Jeff Skinner out two-to-three more weeks with an upper-body injury, the goal-challenged Sabres are going to be challenged more. Including the injured Tage Thompson, five forwards that were in Rochester...
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Sabres-Oilers
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Paul Hamilton
January 02, 2020 - 11:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - After the game on Thursday night, Jack Eichel said he wasn’t very good against Edmonton, but it was good enough for him to score his franchise record seventh overtime goal on a penalty shot. In overtime, Eichel calmly stood behind the net and waited for his teammates to...
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Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid
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Paul Hamilton
January 02, 2020 - 1:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Linus Ullmark will start his sixth consecutive game, and 10th out of 11 games on Thursday against Edmonton. Ullmark is 1-5-1 in his last seven games and failed to come up with the big save when his team needed it against Tampa Bay and Boston. Before this seven-game slide,...
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Victor Olofsson
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Paul Hamilton
January 02, 2020 - 12:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - For the second time in three months, Victor Olofsson has been named NHL's Rookie of the Month. Olofsson had six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 14 games. Olofsson did not record a point in his final four games of December. Montreal’s Nick Suzuki had a goal and nine...
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Sabres-Bruins
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Paul Hamilton
December 29, 2019 - 11:18 pm
Boston, MA (WGR 550) - It was just more of the same for the Sabres in Boston, dominate much of the zone time, have Tuukka Rask stand on his head and give up one outnumbered chance and leave the first period down 1-0. Buffalo had the first six shots of the period and had Rask stop Conor Sheary on a...
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Johan Larsson
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Paul Hamilton
December 29, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Boston, MA (WGR 550) - Despite all the losing the Sabres have done lately, they still remain only one point out of a playoff spot. Buffalo has lost five-of-six games and eight-of-nine on the road. There have been times this season where goals have been plentiful for the Sabres, but now they’re in a...
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Jeff Skinner
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Paul Hamilton
December 28, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres got bad news on Saturday as Jeff Skinner is out three-to-four weeks with an upper-body injury. Skinner attempted to throw a body check on Friday on David Pastrnak, but bounced off and got the worst of it. Skinner has slumped in December, but so have many of his...
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Patrice Bergeron
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Paul Hamilton
December 27, 2019 - 10:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It was very apparent in the first period that both teams had been on the three-day NHL holiday break. The play was very sloppy, but it was also exciting because the sloppiness led to scoring chances. Buffalo had the better of the play and had an open net early, but couldn’t...
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Sabres-Bruins
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Derek Kramer
December 27, 2019 - 7:58 pm
The Buffalo Sabres got shut out by the Boston Bruins, 3-0 on Friday night at KeyBank Center in their first game back from the three-day Christmas break. Patrice Bergeron scored two goals for the Bruins, while Brad Marchand collected three assists in the win. The Sabres could not solve Bruins goalie...
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Johan Larsson
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Paul Hamilton
December 27, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The NHL comes out of its Christmas break with the Bruins here on Friday. No team could play or practice for three days. Ralph Krueger said Marco Scandella is sick and won’t play this game. Apparently a bug has been going around the team. Johan Larsson and Kyle Okposo were in...
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