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CHICAGO -- You can question strategy and execution all you want when you're talking about a last-place hockey team, but you can't say the Buffalo Sabres don't care. The scene around the United Center locker room late Friday night after an absolute crusher of an overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks told quite a tale. The Hawks won it, 3-2, as defenseman Gustav Forslin…

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CHICAGO -- Gustav Forsling's screened shot with 4.9 seconds left in overtime eluded Robin Lehner to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Friday night in a heartbreaker at United Center. Forsling's shot was low to the ice and Lehner never saw it as Rasmus Ristolainen was directly in front of him. The goal came on Chicago's 51st shot of the nig…

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CHICAGO -- Cody Franson was quite a scapegoat at times last season as the Buffalo Sabres' defense corps struggled. The Sabres didn't re-sign Franson after the season and no one in the NHL bit all summer. The 30-year-old was left to sign a professional tryout offer in September. Lo and behold, Franson made the Chicago Blackhawks and was given a one-year deal for $1 milli…

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CHICAGO -- No team worth its salt is going to take the Buffalo Sabres lightly because nobody wants to blow the two points there to be taken against the NHL's worst team. The Chicago Blackhawks figure to be particularly focused Friday night in United Center as they try to break a five-game losing streak -- their longest in six years -- against a Buffalo team they've defeate…

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CHICAGO -- The Buffalo Sabres might get a bad timing award for showing up in The Windy City when they did. The Chicago Blackhawks take a five-game losing streak into Friday's matchup in United Center and looking to start a turnaround against a Buffalo club they've dominated in recent years. The Sabres have lost 11 straight to Chicago (0-9-2) and are 0-6-1 in their pr…

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks have lost five straight and have to be thinking the end of their streak can come Friday night in United Center. The Buffalo Sabres know what to expect. "It's going to be important to have a good start against this team and not let the crowd get into it because that sort of feeds their engine," Sabres coach Phil Housley said after practice late …

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Two games into a hockey season is no reason to panic but there's nevertheless a sense of growing concern in Pittsburgh, where the October schedule is really up against the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins. They suffered a 5-4 overtime loss Wednesday to St. Louis on Cup banner-raising night in PPG Paints Arena, then suffered the worst loss of the Sidney Crosby era…

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At least on the ice, this has been a normal training camp for Jack Eichel. While his agents continue to work with the Sabres on a long-term contract extension, Eichel goes about his business getting ready for the season with workouts, quiet morning practice sessions and meaningless exhibition games. It's a far cry from last September, when Eichel was in the middle of a …

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The Buffalo Sabres tried to land college hockey's top player last summer but Harvard winger Jimmy Vesey opted for the bright lights of New York and signed with the Rangers. Now comes a report that the Sabres are apparently back in the market for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner this August. According to the Denver Post, University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher is s…

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It's not uncommon for NFL players to have jerseys of other teams in their lockers. Players often swap jerseys on the field after games, like Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin did with the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, and the jerseys end up on hangers in lockers. But Bills first-round pick Shaq Lawson has an interesting spin on that tradition: He has a Chicago Blackhawks jerse…

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The Buffalo Sabres got the man they wanted, even if it took them five months to do it. The Sabres acquired Czechoslovakian goaltender Dominik Hasek from the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. In exchange, the Hawks get goalie Stephane Beauregard and what were termed "future considerations." No one would spell it out, but the betting is that Christian Ruuttu will wind up in C…