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Paul Hamilton
November 13, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres finally were able to get on the ice for practice on Wednesday and they will have a morning skate on Thursday. The Collective Bargaining Agreement mandates that a team gets two days off when they come back from international games. Marcus Johansson and Vladimir...
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Paul Hamilton
November 11, 2019 - 10:22 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres got back from a week in Sweden on Sunday night. With the team off on Monday and being back in North America, they've sent defenseman Lawrence Pilut back to Rochester. Pilut didn't play in either of the losses to Tampa Bay as he was called up in case of injury...
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Paul Hamilton
November 09, 2019 - 5:09 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres came out flying in Game 2 of the NHL Global Series in Sweden, but, once again, let a slumping goalie gain his confidence. Curtis McElhinney came in with a 3.93 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. The Sabres came out 5-on-5 and were all over the Lightning until...
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Paul Hamilton
November 08, 2019 - 6:14 pm
(WGR 550) - I think the thing that bothered me the most about the Sabres' fourth straight loss was there was very little urgency or intensity in their game. For the first five minutes of the game and the last 10 minutes, they worked hard, possessed the puck and played in the offensive zone. Other...
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Paul Hamilton
November 07, 2019 - 1:37 pm
(WGR 550) - Victor Hedman is the only Swedish player on the Tampa Bay roster, but Buffalo will have the home advantage. Swedes with the Sabres include Rasmus Dahlin, Victor Olofsson, Linus Ullmark, Johan Larsson, Marcus Johansson and Lawrence Pilut. Buffalo and the Lightning will play two games on...
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Paul Hamilton
November 03, 2019 - 6:02 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres need three goalies to go to Sweden, so Andrew Hammond will travel with the team. Marco Scandella has been put on injured reserve, so Lawrence Pilut gets to travel to his homeland as he gets called up. Pilut played 33 games for the Sabres last season. The...
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Paul Hamilton
November 03, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) - The Bills are off to their best start since 1993 at 6-2 and that’s all that matters, but their 24-9 win over Washington was far from a masterpiece. This was a game that featured two young quarterbacks, and both played like Tyrod Taylor - they managed the game. John...
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Paul Hamilton
November 02, 2019 - 10:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - There’s not much to say about the Sabres' 1-0 loss to the Islanders. It certainly wasn’t from a lack of effort. The team worked hard and limited the chances just like the Islanders did. Jack Eichel was on the post-game show and said, “I thought we had a lot of opportunities...
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Paul Hamilton
November 02, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Ralph Krueger announced that Jimmy Vesey will return to the lineup on Saturday, and Brandon Montour will play his first game of the season. Vesey will go in for Evan Rodrigues and Montour replaces John Gilmour. On Friday, Victor Olofsson was named the NHL's Rookie of the...
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Paul Hamilton
November 01, 2019 - 10:34 pm
(WGR 550) - It took the Sabres 4:27 of horrendous play in the first period the clinch their third loss in four games. Washington netted four goals in the first period and never looked back. Buffalo has now lost two games in a row for the first time all season. Buffalo had much better of the play in...
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