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Former Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters was suspended indefinitely from coaching the Junior Sabres after a brawl between 15-year-old players broke out on the ice Saturday and a video appears to show a coach punching an opposing player when the fight spills into his team's bench. “We are very disappointed in the series of events that unfolded during the 15U Buffalo…

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Forget about any playoff race. The Buffalo Sabres are toast after one of the most egregious weekends in recent franchise history. Back-to-back games against the NHL's bottom two teams. Against two backup goaltenders, including one who had never won a game in the league. Two unspeakable losses. Saturday's 5-3 loss in Colorado could be excuse-mongere…

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Valley of the Sun, always a home away from home, turned sour for the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. The Arizona Coyotes got three goals in the third period to wipe out a 2-0 deficit, including Radim Vrbata's slapshot with 18.9 seconds left, to stun Buffalo, 3-2, in Gila River Arena. Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist as Buffalo built a 2-0 l…

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Goaltender Robin Lehner took a beating Saturday night in Denver and the Buffalo Sabres will have to wait a couple of days to find out his status. In the short term, the Sabres didn't dress their starter here Sunday in what coach Dan Bylsma called a precautionary move. Still, Bylsma said cryptically "too early to tell" when asked if Lehner will be avai…

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With the playoff race slipping away, the Buffalo Sabres need a win tonight against the Arizona Coyotes to get a split of a two-game trip against the NHL's bottom two teams. Faceoff in Gila River Arena is at 8:30 p.m. on MSG. The Sabres enter the game eight points behind Boston,  a 6-3 winner today in Dallas, and seven behind Toronto. Here are Five Th…

We are on hand as the Buffalo Sabres visit the Arizona Coyotes (8:30 p.m.). Be sure to check out our Five Things To Know about the game here at [BN] Hockey. Live updates and observations from our team, along with selected other accounts, are below. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName…

GLENDALE, Ariz. --  After taking three hard shots to his head and neck Saturday night in Denver, starting goaltender Robin Lehner is not going to dress Sunday night for the Buffalo Sabres  against the Arizona Coyotes. Anders Nilsson will get the start, something coach Dan Bylsma said was in the works anyway. But Linus Ullmark was called up from Rochester to make the l…

DENVER -- In the post-mortems, the Buffalo Sabres could spread the blame everywhere on an ultra-messy performance. Rust from the bye week. The struggles to push in the Mile High altitude. Defensive woes. Lack of finish on a night when they had 37 shots on goal and 66 shot attempts. Pick a problem, any problem, and the Sabres had it Saturday night in Pepsi Center. The…

DENVER -- The bye week bit the Buffalo Sabres. Facing the NHL's worst team was no reward after Buffalo's five-day break. The Sabres gave up the game's first three goals and never caught up Saturday during a disappointing 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Pepsi Center. While the Dallas Stars came off their bye Friday to post a 5-2 win over Arizona and Columbus did…

We are on hand as the Buffalo Sabres visit the Colorado Avalanche (10 p.m.). Be sure to check out our Five Things To Know about the game here at [BN] Hockey. Live updates and observations from our team, along with selected other accounts, are below. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagNam…

DENVER -- Barring something emerging completely out of the blue, Evander Kane is going to finish his season with the Buffalo Sabres. That's certainly a good thing for the team's playoff quest. Kane has been one of the hottest goal scorers in the NHL for nearly three months, and chatter of a deal involving the 25-year-old left winger prior to Wednesday's NHL trade deadli…

DENVER -- The Buffalo Sabres open the post-bye week portion of the schedule Saturday night in Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche, a team they posted a 2-0 victory over Feb. 16 in Buffalo. This one will be a night owl special, as faceoff will be shortly after 10 p.m. Eastern time on MSG. Here are Five Things to Know about the game: Tough venue: The Avs are la…

DENVER -- The trade deadline is always busy but recent years have left us wanting a lot more. There's plenty of hot rumors but the cap seemingly gets in the way and most major transactions seem to take place in June heading into the draft. That might be particularly true this year, as teams make their moves in advance of the expansion draft. Still, there's no question l…

Through Friday's games. Last week in parenthesis. 1. Washington Capitals. First team to 40 wins -- and it  took only 59 games. (1) 2. Minnesota Wild. At whopping plus-60 goal differential, with no one else in West over plus-30. (2) 3. Pittsburgh Penguins. Hainsey a good pickup for injury-ravaged blueline. (3) 4. Chicago Blackhawks. Red-hot Kane: Six goals, 10 …

DENVER -- The bye week came in very handy for Zemgus Girgensons. The Sabres center would have probably missed a couple more games had the team continued playing this week. But with the team off, he kept skating on his own with development coach Dennis Miller and practiced fully here Friday. He will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche in P…