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The hockey world was rocked Sunday morning by the news that USA hockey executive Jim Johannson had died at the age of 53. Johannson was USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, but that was just one of his titles. He was the general manager of many of USA Hockey's men's national teams, including the national junior team that most recently won bron…

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Robin Lehner wants some of those goals back. He knows he needs to play better. The puck, at times, has gotten smaller on him. Lehner has let in some bad goals, particularly over the last two weeks. He's been pulled in three of his last five starts. Over that span he has an 0-4-0 record as backup Chad Johnson was tagged with the losing decision in a 7-4 loss to Winnipeg …

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While the Buffalo Sabres are trying to figure out how to work hard on consecutive days, the Dallas Stars are putting up workman-like numbers as they make a push for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. With the 7-1 win in Buffalo on Saturday, Dallas took seven of eight points on their four-game road trip. With 58 points, the Stars are in the race in the Central Div…

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Just when you think they've hit rock bottom, the Buffalo Sabres drop to another level of futility. Saturday afternoon was the team's worst loss of the season, a 7-1 drubbing by the Dallas Stars in KeyBank Center. It was the second time in four games that the Sabres have allowed seven goals, both times at home. It's the same questions and the same answers in a glum po…

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The boos were hearty by the third period as the Buffalo Sabres dropped a 7-1 decision to the Dallas Stars in KeyBank Center. The Sabres were never in this game, finding themselves in a 2-0 hole after the first period and 6-1 by the third period. Buffalo is now 2-6-2 in its last 10 games. It was the fifth time this season the Sabres have allowed six or more goals and …

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The Buffalo Sabres host the Dallas Stars for a 1 p.m. meeting in Key Bank Center Saturday. Here's what you need to know to get ready for the game: 1. The lineup remains the same. While the Sabres recalled forward Nick Baptiste on Friday, he will be a healthy scratch for this afternoon's game. Defenseman Victor Antipin will also be a scratch, missing his 12th straight ga…

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For the first time this season, the Buffalo Sabres had two goals scored in a game by a defenseman. Although, that could change. In Thursday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers, the Sabres got goals from defenders Justin Falk and Rasmus Ristolainen. Only Ryan O'Reilly got his stick on the shot from Ristolainen, which was a power-play goal for Buffalo late in the third …

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Nicholas Baptiste built himself into an NHL prospect by scoring goals. He was known for his offense in juniors and had potential to be a key contributor for the Buffalo Sabres rebuild when the team selected him in third round of the 2013 NHL Draft. But the jump from scoring in the OHL to the NHL isn't always a seamless one. "It's the National Hockey League though, ri…

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The bye week in the National Hockey League gives players and coaches five days away from hockey. Both usually get away, some to tropical locales and some just back home with family. But for two members of the Buffalo Sabres, big things happened during the five-day break. Coach Phil Housley returned to Minnesota and was part of the official campaign launch for his wif…

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Mathematically, the possibility still exists for the Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs. But 20 points out of the wild-card spot with the fewest points in the Eastern Conference have the Sabres all but assured of sitting out the postseason for the seventh straight season. So after five days off from the National Hockey League with the Rangers up Thursday night in Ne…

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The joy is always there for Linus Ullmark. There's a smile, often a wise-crack, and a love for the game of hockey, whatever the day may bring. His attitude combined with his skill earned the goaltender a start with the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night. Those same attributes allowed him to backstop the Sabres to a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in KeyBank Center. …

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It's the last game before the Buffalo Sabres begin their bye week and the team remains desperate for a win. The Sabres are on a four-game losing streak and host the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursdady night at 7 in KeyBank Center. Here's what you need to know to get ready: 1.  The Sabres are looking for passion in their game. Wednesday's practice featured a loud rant fro…

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Jack Eichel will be playing in his first NHL All-Star Game. The forward earned the honor for the first time in his three-year NHL career and is the lone representative for the Buffalo Sabres at this season's event. Eichel leads the Sabres in goals (17), assists (22) and points (39). He will be part of the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 27-28 at Amalie A…

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On the surface, it felt as if the practice fell apart at the seams. But upon closer examination, the emotional altercation during a five-on-five drill may be just what the Buffalo Sabres need. If nothing else, it shows while the team is in last place in the Eastern Conference, there's still a pulse to the roster. A shoving and shouting match between Evander Kane and …