Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parentheses.
1. Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos hits 30 points through only 17 games. (1)
2. St. Louis Blues. NHL-high 19 goals from defense -- which is 35 percent of offense. (3)
3. Los Angeles Kings. Gave up four first-period goals to Tampa on home ice. (2)
4. Toronto Maple Leafs. Won first two games without M…
MONTREAL -- The Buffalo Sabres got a break from the long arm of the NHL law and will have Benoit Pouliot in the lineup when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre.
After a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled there would be no supplemental discipline for Pouliot in the wake of what it initially termed an illegal check to the head a…
The Sabres deservedly fell back into last place. Their star played poorly and knows he hasn't scored in seven games.
All is not well.
"Yeah, I'm frustrated," Jack Eichel said after Friday's 4-1 loss to Florida. "Yeah, I am. I don't like my game right now. I'm forcing things.
"I'm obviously not producing. I don't feel like I'm making an impact. It's tough. It's fru…
The situation was the same as last time. There was one period left, and the game was up for grabs.
Unlike Tuesday, the Sabres couldn't take control.
Buffalo again failed to get a winning streak going, falling 4-1 to the Florida Panthers on Friday. The Sabres hoped to build off the 3-1 victory over Washington that was also tied, 1-1, but they instead lost to the only …
TORONTO -- At the start of his Hall of Fame weekend, Dave Andreychuk spent plenty of time Friday afternoon thinking about where his NHL odyssey started.
Memorial Auditorium is just a hole in the ground these days but it was the site where yet another Hall of Fame career was born.
Andreychuk was taken by the Sabres at No. 16 in the 1982 draft, 10 spots after current c…
Roberto Luongo knew he was one win away from passing Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the list of most career wins by a goalie in the National Hockey League.
"The media reminds me every day," the goaltender said with a smile.
The personal accomplishment Friday night was, truth be told, not all that important to the 38-year-old. What was important was getting the win…
The Buffalo Sabres host the Florida Panthers tonight at 7 p.m.
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Before we get to more pressing issues, I have a bone to pick with the National Toy Hall of Fame. This year's three-member class was announced on Thursday and it includes: Paper airplanes, the overrated board game Clue and the Wiffle Ball.
I was glad to see Wiffle Ball finally get its due. I played for hours in the driveway behind my house with my buddies as a boy, and s…
Robin Lehner didn't have any personal ties to Craig Lehner, the Buffalo K-9 officer who died during a police dive team training exercise last month.
But the Buffalo Sabres goaltender understood how the death impacted the Western New York community. And so Friday night, on Military Appreciation Night and what would have been Craig Lehner's 35th birthday, Robin Lehner wil…
When Defense Secretary James Mattis took away hockey, Parker Gahagen went out and made history. Now he wants to make the U.S. Olympic team.
The Army goaltender simply wants to be all that he can be – but it's been far from simple.
"I've been talking to four-star generals and colonels," said Gahagen's agent, Michael Wulkan. "It's crazy."
Gahagen, an Amherst nativ…
When Bob Boughner comes to Buffalo, he usually takes a minute to go past the spot where War Memorial Auditorium stood.
He remembers playing the last year in the old Aud and moving a few blocks to the new arena. And one of the things he remembers are the banners.
"I've always loved coming back here. It's sort of where it all started," Boughner said. "Every time I go b…
The Sabres are welcoming Nathan Beaulieu to their lineup and the military to their arena.
Here are Five Things to Know as the Sabres host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Friday in KeyBank Center.
1. It's Military Appreciation Night
Actually, it's a week of appreciation. Alumni Danny Gare and Rene Robert accompanied veterans to Washington on Monday. The players visi…
Come Monday night, two of the Buffalo Sabres' trio of first-round draft picks from 1982 will be members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. One is current head coach Phil Housley, who became an honored member in 2015. The other is Dave Andreychuk, who will accept induction during this year's annual ceremony in Toronto.
Housley's reaction: "Well, Scotty must have known something…
The Sabres are going to be without Rasmus Ristolainen for longer than originally planned.
"It's more of a week to week situation right now," coach Phil Housley said Thursday.
Ristolainen suffered an upper-body injury Nov. 2 in Arizona. He was listed as day to day, but Housley downgraded the defenseman after he missed two games and has yet to practice.
The Sabres c…
Until now, Sam Reinhart has been a prolific player. He had 319 points in 250 junior games. He scored 23 goals as a rookie for the Sabres. He reached 30 assists last year in his second season.
So yes, he admitted Thursday, this start has been tough on him.
Reinhart's celebrations have been few and far between through Buffalo's opening 15 games. He has just two goals a…