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During the Buffalo Sabres' home games this month, the team is playing a fundraising commercial starring Ryan O'Reilly, Martin Biron, Sabretooth and a 5-year-old girl named Isabella Phelan. With a bow in her hair, she smiles throughout the ad for cancer-fighting "Bald for Bucks." The commercial is light-hearted, but it's taken on a sadder tone. Biron revealed Phelan has …

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The Los Angeles Kings arrived in Buffalo fresh off a big trade with more on the way as they aim for the NHL playoffs. Jordan Nolan is happy for his friends but disappointed in his last-place plight. "It's not fun," the Buffalo Sabres forward said Friday. "It's not fun losing this many games and being out of it so early." When the Sabres acquired Nolan from the Kings …

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During the Buffalo Sabres' home games this month, the team is playing a fundraising commercial starring Ryan O'Reilly, Martin Biron, Sabretooth and a 5-year-old girl named Isabella Phelan. With a bow in her hair, she smiles throughout the ad for cancer-fighting "Bald for Bucks." The commercial is light-hearted, but it's taken on a sadder tone. Biron revealed Phelan has …

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K.P. is a union roofer, a job that depends on decent weather. To keep his income rolling during Buffalo's winter months, he buys and sells Sabres tickets. "This is the worst it's ever been in the 30 years I've worked hockey," he said a block from KeyBank Center before Tuesday's game. "They just don't want them." The last-place Sabres lost their season months ago, and…

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OTTAWA — In their previous four road games, the Buffalo Sabres were in control. Calgary. Edmonton. Vancouver. Boston. Check. Check. Check. Check. Four wins, virtually nothing to quibble about. The Sabres nearly extended their road winning streak to five games for the first time since 2006 Thursday night but it wasn't nearly the same kind of game. There were mistak…

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News columnists Jerry Sullivan and Bucky Gleason, and WGRZ's Jonah Javad discuss Jack Eichel being out for 4 to 6 weeks and how the whole episode of recruiting him reflects on the organization. They also talk about Big 4 Hoops and the team that surprised everyone. Catch the full episode at 10 a.m. on WGRZ.    

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OTTAWA -- The Buffalo Sabres came within 31 seconds of extending their road domination and their magic against the Ottawa Senators. They simply couldn't hold on. Derick Brassard scored the tying goal with 30.9 seconds left and goaltender Craig Anderson on the bench, and Mike Hoffman scored at 1:13 of overtime as the Sens overcame the Sabres, 3-2, Thursday night in Canad…

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OTTAWA -- It's that time of year. The Ottawa Senators made a huge trade Tuesday with the Los Angeles Kings, offloading expensive defenseman Dion Phaneuf and getting veteran winger Marian Gaborik and center Nick Shore in return. Gaborik and Shore made their debuts here Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, whom most NHL observers also expect will be busy in advance …

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The Buffalo Sabres are on the road for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Ottawa Senators. http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/15/sabres-at-senators-five-things-to-know/ Live updates and observations from our team, along with selected other accounts, are below. https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage Keep checking back for all the latest on the Sabres and the …

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OTTAWA – One of the few teams the Buffalo Sabres have an ongoing big run of success against is the Ottawa Senators and the Sabres get another chance to extend their dominance of an Atlantic Division rival Thursday night in Canadian Tire Centre. It's a 7:30 faceoff on MSG and Radio 550 with Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray on the call. The Sabres went 4-0-1 against the Senators …

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Derek Roy, a Sabres first-round draft pick in 2001, had three assists as Canada opened play at the Winter Olympics with a 5-1 victory against Switzerland in Group A preliminary round play. The Canadians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and led 4-0 after two periods. Roy saw a total of 17:30 of ice time, which was third on the team. Canada next plays…

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Winger Nick Baptiste was all aglow after the Sabres beat the Lightning, 5-3, at KeyBank Center on Tuesday night. Baptiste, who is still young enough to make the old cliches sound fresh, said they looked like a team that was "desperate to win." Ah yes, the old desperation thing. How touching to hear that, two-thirds of the way through a disaster of a season, our plucky N…

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Nicholas Baptiste is pretty familiar with the New York State Thruway. He's been back and forth between Rochester and Buffalo three times this season. When the Buffalo Sabres have suffered an injury among the forwards, he's been the guy on call. Eventually, he'd like to work that into a permanent gig in the National Hockey League. But at 22 and in his third year of pr…

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It first sank in for Will Borgen that he could be an Olympian over the summer. That's when he got an email from USA Hockey telling him he was in the mix to make the U.S. men's hockey team for the 2018 Games. It started to sink in after Jan. 1 when the team was officially announced and he received congratulations from family and friends. But it didn't really hit Borge…

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One after another, the Buffalo Sabres' penalty killers stepped in front of shots. The puck ricocheted off their bodies and pads, each carom adding energy in KeyBank Center. "Those guys really sold out," Sabres right wing Nick Baptiste said Tuesday. "It looked like a team that was desperate to win, and that's what we were." The team that's gone through the motions too…