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PHILADELPHIA -- Welcome to today's other game. The really, really, really other game. While you'll all be watching the Bills in Jacksonville, I'm in my normal perch at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia watching the Sabres wrap up their road trip with a 1 p.m. matinee against the Flyers. If you want to tune in between commercials on CBS, the hockey game is on MSG as …

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The Rochester Amerks won their second game in as many nights at Blue Cross Arena with a 3-1 win over Lehigh Valley Saturday. Seth Griffith had a hand in all three Rochester goals, assisting on the first two and scoring on an empty net with 1:27 left to give the Amerks (22-8-3-3) points in 23 of their last 27 games dating back to Nov. 1. Rochester sits two points behi…

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PHILADELPHIA -- Sabres winger Zemgus Girgensons was fired up last Sunday, like most everybody else in Western New York. Girgensons had practiced outside at Citi Field and was in New York City for New Year's Eve. Not a bad deal in itself. But then came the Bills and Bengals daily double that finally got Buffalo back in the NFL playoffs. Girgensons, by most accounts the N…

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Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Tampa Bay Lightning.  Even in defeat, Vasilevskiy impressive with 37 saves vs. Habs. (1) 2. Vegas Golden Knights.  Won in Chicago a night after eight-game winning streak ended in St. Louis. (2) 3. Winnipeg Jets. Speedy lineup was a tough matchup for Sabres.  (8) 4. St. Louis Blues.  Schenn makes em…

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The nightmare continues for Chad Johnson. Backup goaltenders live their existence fraught with anxiety, both over when they'll get their chance to play and whether they take advantage of it. So far this season, Johnson simply hasn't been able to do it. The Buffalo Sabres hit the halfway mark of the season Friday night with a 4-3 loss to the Winn…

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Buffalo Sabres had won four straight games against the Winnipeg Jets but this is a different club in the frigid True North this year. Winnipeg continued its seasonlong run at home and reclaimed first place in the Central Division Friday night by holding off Buffalo, 4-3, in Bell MTS Place. Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba each had a goal and an a…

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Phil Housley had an up-close look at the Winnipeg Jets the last couple years while he was an assistant in Nashville. The Central Division is a tough one and the Jets could not make much of a dent with the likes of the Predators, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild all in the division. That's changed this year. Housl…

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The Buffalo Sabres are on the road for an 8 p.m. game against the Winnipeg Jets. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/05/sabres-at-jets-five-things-to-know/ Follow along with our team's coverage: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage    

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Brrr. It's minus-4 Fahrenheit late this afternoon in the True North and heading to minus-8. Pretty appropriate for the kind of cold performance the Buffalo Sabres put out in Thursday's 6-2 loss at Minnesota that was 6-0 through 40 minutes. It's a quick turnaround for the Sabres tonight as they meet the Central Division-leading Winnipeg Jets in B…

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The Buffalo Sabres' midterm analysis was the most fun I had writing a story last season. Based on the classic movie "Animal House," it was filled with awards, quotes and, according to the feedback, smiles and memories. So let me apologize right away. This isn't like that. This year's edition of the Sabres fails to inspire the same creativity. Best friends and stra…

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The Bills ended the longest postseason drought in American professional sports by making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, ending a span of 17 consecutive seasons without a playoff berth. Who owns the longest playoff drought now? No, it's not the Buffalo Sabres, although they're on the list. That sad title now belongs to the Seattle Mariners, who have gone …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Buffalo Sabres lost Rasmus Ristolainen for more than 50 minutes Thursday night and you wonder if they might lose their No. 1 defenseman for even longer than that. All on a play that was originally called a two-minute minor and probably shouldn't have gone past that. Ristolainen hit Minnesota's Mikko Koivu going across the middle midway through …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- That transition from outdoor hockey to the good ol' indoors didn't go so well for the Buffalo Sabres here Thursday night. Winger Nino Niederreiter returned from injury and poured in a hat trick over the first 24 minutes as the Minnesota Wild cruised to a 6-2 rout of Buffalo before 19,017 in XCel Energy Center. Niederreiter opened the scoring at 1:0…

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ST. PAUL, Minn -- Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno got feted in Buffalo in November. Thursday night in XCel Energy Center, the welcome mat was put out for Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville and coach Phil Housley. During the first television timeout, Scandella and Pominville were greeted by the Minnesota Wild in a brief video on the arena's massive video board. Scandella s…

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The Buffalo Sabres are on the road for an 8 p.m. game against the Minnesota Wild. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/04/sabres-at-wild-five-things-to-know/ Follow along with our team's coverage: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage