National Hockey League

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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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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