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The special-teams units for the Buffalo Sabres and Colorado Avalanche combined for five goals Sunday night. Colorado did more at even strength, and that was the difference. Buffalo's modest two-game winning streak came to an end with a 5-4 loss in KeyBank Center. The Avs entered the third period with a slim 3-2 edge, but they scored twice in the opening seven minutes…

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John Tavares is one of the elite offensive players in the NHL, the type of guy who makes defensemen sweat and dig pucks out of their net. Nearly every time the New York Islanders captain jumped over the boards Thursday, the Sabres' Marco Scandella and Casey Nelson hit the ice, too. For Scandella, it's a regular occurrence to match up against the elite. It's new for Nels…

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The worst thing for young players – or any players, for that matter – is to think they've arrived. Now that Casey Nelson is on the Sabres' top defensive pair, he knows he's earned the trust of Buffalo's management and coaching staff. So what? "It's a good feeling, but I'm not satisfied," Nelson said Thursday. "I've just got to keep going forward." Nelson will skat…

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Casey Nelson will keep getting looks. The Buffalo Sabres have eight defensemen on the roster, and Nelson is keeping two NHL regulars on the sidelines. The rookie call-up from Rochester has impressed coach Phil Housley and will play his eighth straight game Saturday when the Sabres host the St. Louis Blues. "I really like the way Casey's playing," Housley said after p…

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The Sabres did some number crunching Monday. Buffalo fans who still have their old Jason Pominville jerseys will be pleased. Pominville, reacquired this offseason, will wear his familiar No. 29 when the Sabres return to the ice next month. Defenseman Jake McCabe gave up No. 29 and will switch to No. 19, the number he wore in college at Wisconsin. The Sabres announced…