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Paul Hamilton
April 06, 2019 - 11:22 pm
Detroit, MI (WGR 550) - After some really bad and unacceptable efforts, it was nice to see the Sabres close the season with three good games. I don’t know what happened in the room to appeal to their pride, but the games against Nashville, Ottawa and in Detroit were full of effort. In the end, it...
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Derek Kramer
April 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The Buffalo Sabres ended the 2018-19 season on a high note, blowing out the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday by a 7-1 score at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The win for Buffalo marks the first time the Sabres have won consecutive games since December 11 and 13, and the first time the team...
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Paul Hamilton
April 06, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Detroit, MI (WGR 550) - Two teams heading in two different directions play their final game in Detroit on Saturday. Both the Sabres and the Red Wings are 32-39-10, but Detroit has won six out of seven games and eight out of 10, while the Sabres have lost 15-of-17 and 21 out of 25. Phil Housley said...
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Paul Hamilton
April 04, 2019 - 10:36 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - All night long, I just had a feeling that Jason Pominville was going to score. He scored in his first game back from Minnesota, he scored in his 1,000th game and he scored in, what could be, his last game in Buffalo as a Sabre. Pominville joined us on the post-game show and...
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Paul Hamilton
April 04, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Pominville hasn’t announced anything yet on his future, but he was very emotional on Thursday morning knowing this could be his last game in Buffalo. Pominville has played 731 games as a Sabre, which is 69% of his career. He said he hadn’t thought about it until the...
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Paul Hamilton
April 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Many fans are worried that Jeff Skinner is going to not even give Buffalo and chance and leave in unrestricted free agency this summer. Skinner has told me numerous times how much he enjoys this city and enjoys playing here, but in the past month or two, things have turned...
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Paul Hamilton
April 02, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - There’s been a lot of criticism of Jason Botterill this season because he believes in developing most players in the AHL. Tage Thompson was the exception to that, but many wanted Victor Olofsson up here in November when he wasn’t even close to ready. Randy Sexton is the...
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Paul Hamilton
April 02, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Ristolainen returns on Tuesday after being very sick. It was a week ago that the defenseman fell ill in Ottawa and he hasn’t been around since. After missing four games, he’s ready to return, “The last few days it’s been normal training trying to get back into game...
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Paul Hamilton
March 31, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres didn’t start the game flat, but it didn’t take long to get there. Buffalo opened with a 7-1 shots advantage, but they lost their intensity when Pierre-Luc Dubois got behind Will Borgen to make it 1-0. Zemgus Girgensons took a silly interference penalty and as that...
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Paul Hamilton
March 30, 2019 - 11:46 pm
Uniondale, NY (WGR 550) - Saturday was just another game in a string of many where the Sabres weren’t the least bit interested and got run over in the process. The Islanders came out flying and hit every Sabres player at every turn. The Sabres had no fight at all and spent the better part of the...
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