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Pat Malacaro
February 21, 2019 - 7:37 pm
Carter Hutton made 39 saves for the Buffalo Sabres, but it was not enough in the team's 2-1 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. Rasmus Dahlin's seventh goal of the season came with under two minutes to go in the first period to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead over...
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Paul Hamilton
January 12, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have run into a buzz saw this weekend. On Friday, they were in Carolina and lost 4-3 to a team that has won 6-of-7 games. They return home on Saturday to play a Tampa Bay team that is 17-1-1 in their last 19 games. That all started in late November against the...
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Paul Hamilton
March 12, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Ryan O’Reilly was voted by the players around the league as one of the top-five most underrated players in the National Hockey League. O’Reilly came in fifth behind Aleksander Barkov of Florida, Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay, Jaden Schwartz from St. Louis and number one was...
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Paul Hamilton
February 28, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Tampa, FL (WGR 550) - The Sabres will be playing their first game since the trade deadline. Buffalo has 19 games left and even if they win all of them, they won’t have enough points to make the playoffs. On Monday, Jason Botterill said you can’t blame just one group for this unacceptable season. He...
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Pat Malacaro
February 13, 2018 - 7:08 pm
Ryan O'Reilly had three points, and Sam Reinhart scored twice to help lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center. First Period: 18:28 - It is clear that the Sabres are looking to establish the play against a Tampa team that played last night...
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Paul Hamilton
February 13, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Saturday, the Sabres beat the number two team in the NHL in Boston. Tonight, they get the number one team in the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay has a points percentage of .705 while the Bruins are .704. That’s with a 4-3 loss on Monday in Toronto. The Lightning have won...
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Paul Hamilton
January 26, 2018 - 12:42 pm
(WGR 550) - The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association has come out with mid-season NHL awards and there is one Sabres player mentioned. Ryan O’Reilly, right now, would be third in the Lady Byng race behind Auston Matthews of the Leafs and Johnny Gaudreau of the Flames. The Hart Trophy for league...
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Pat Malacaro
November 28, 2017 - 7:07 pm
The Buffalo Sabres failed to create enough offense in a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center. The Sabres managed to put up 34 shots on goal, but Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had a pretty easy night, turning away all 34 shots faced. Here's how all the action...
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Paul Hamilton
November 28, 2017 - 12:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Tampa Bay is the best team in the NHL with a .739 point percentage, but the Lightning have lost two in a row and three out of four. The losses have come to Pittsburgh, Washington and the Islanders with a win against Chicago sandwiched in there. Jason Pominville said there...
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Jeremy White
April 10, 2017 - 7:37 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has a busy offseason ahead of him. He’ll have to decide what to do about head coach Dan Bylsma, then he'll navigate the Sabres through the Expansion Draft. The NHL Draft follows, and then free agency kicks off at the start of July. Murray will have so many...
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