National Hockey League

Carter Hutton
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Paul Hamilton
January 11, 2020 - 4:07 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Saturday, Carter Hutton got his first start since Dec. 19 in Philadelphia. That was a 6-1 loss, and Linus Ullmark started the next eight games. Overall, Hutton came in 6-6-4 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .894 save percentage. Ralph Krueger knew Hutton had to play...
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Lawrence Pilut
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Paul Hamilton
January 07, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Lawrence Pilut was up with the Sabres when they went to Sweden, but he didn’t play in a game. Jake McCabe has an upper-body injury and won’t play this Thursday in St. Louis. Pilut is back with the team after being selected to the AHL All-Star Game. Pilut had some consistency...
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Sabres Skills Challenge
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Paul Hamilton
January 05, 2020 - 3:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres' next game isn’t until Thursday in St. Louis, so they have Monday off, but on Sunday they held their annual Sabres Skills Challenge. The two teams wore the old 1978 NHL All-Star uniforms from the Wales and Campbell Conferences. Some of the players had their kids...
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Sabres-Panthers
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Paul Hamilton
January 04, 2020 - 5:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres won two out of three on their homestand, and could’ve won all three. Buffalo was ahead of Tampa Bay on Tuesday 4-1, but lost 6-4. On Saturday afternoon, Buffalo ignored the fact they were without Jeff Skinner and Victor Olofsson and beat Florida, 3-2. There were...
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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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