National Hockey League

Sabres-Senators
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Paul Hamilton
December 23, 2019 - 11:01 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres had plenty of great opportunities on Monday, putting 44 shots on Craig Anderson and 78 attempts at him, but they couldn’t solve him in a 3-1 loss. Linus Ullmark was also good in the Buffalo net, but he only had to see 29 shots. Anderson came back from injury and was sharp...
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Sabres-Senators
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Paul Hamilton
December 23, 2019 - 1:10 pm
(WGR 550) - Despite winning their last game on Saturday, the Sabres visit Ottawa on Monday tied for third place in the Atlantic Division, one point behind Toronto. The Leafs have won four straight games, including one over the Sabres last Tuesday. Montreal is one point back of Buffalo, while Tampa...
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Henri Jokiharju and Marco Scandella
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Paul Hamilton
December 21, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres rebounded on Saturday against a Los Angeles team that had come to town 4-0-2 in its last six games. Buffalo had two terrible starts in a row in Philadelphia and Toronto, and you could see them being careful in the first period. Rasmus Ristolainen said in the...
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Marco Scandella
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Paul Hamilton
December 19, 2019 - 10:25 pm
(WGR 550) - Jack Eichel took part in the morning skate on Thursday and in warmups against the Flyers, but became a late scratch with what the Sabres called an upper-body injury, breaking his 17-game point streak. Eichel wasn’t able to play in the game, while Johan Larsson and Evan Rodrigues both...
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Sabres-Flyers
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Paul Hamilton
December 19, 2019 - 3:38 pm
(WGR 550) - Ralph Krueger said Thursday morning that it feels right to bring Carter Hutton back in, so Linus Ullmark gets a rest against the Flyers. Ullmark had started five straight games and went 3-1-1, but Hutton is 4-1-0 against Philadelphia with a 2.36 goals-against average and .917 save...
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Sabres-Maple Leafs
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Paul Hamilton
December 17, 2019 - 10:31 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres learned a lesson in Toronto on Tuesday that they already knew - you’re not going to win games in the National Hockey League only playing 20 minutes. They almost pulled it off, but almost doesn’t count. Auston Matthews looked very average in the two games against Buffalo after...
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Sabres-Maple Leafs
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Paul Hamilton
December 17, 2019 - 1:49 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres come into Tuesday’s game in Toronto three points ahead of the Maple Leafs for second place in the Atlantic Division. Buffalo has points in 10-of-12 games, going 6-2-4. That means they’ve picked up 16 out of a possible 24 points. Buffalo has also gained points in nine of its...
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Casey Mittelstadt
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Paul Hamilton
December 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt hadn’t been playing lately and, to be honest, that’s not a good way to develop a 21-year-old player. With that in mind, the Sabres sent Mittelstadt down to Rochester. The forward was with his new team for practice on Monday. Sabres general manager Jason...
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Casey Mittelstadt
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Paul Hamilton
December 15, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt’s struggles have led him to Rochester. Jason Botterill sent the 2017 first round pick to the Amerks on Sunday. As last season and this season has played on, it was pretty obvious that the 21-year-old is not yet a NHL player. In 114 NHL games, Mittelstadt...
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Sabres-Islanders
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Paul Hamilton
December 14, 2019 - 7:34 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres have nothing to be down about after losing to the Islanders on Saturday in overtime. Buffalo played a good, hard game against a very good team that’s tough to play against. The Sabres weren’t afraid to hit, they were on their toes getting to battles and competing from start...
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