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TORONTO – Victor Antipin's season is likely over. Scott Hartnell's continues uninterrupted and the Buffalo Sabres are thus very unhappy with the NHL's version of justice. The Sabres announced Sunday that Antipin is out indefinitely with a concussion, broken nose and dental issues suffered when he was plummeted into the boards from behind by Hartnell Saturday night in Na…

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NASHVILLE -- Likely to the surprise of no one in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room, Predators forward Scott Hartnell pleaded innocence late Saturday night over the hit that sent defenseman Victor Antipin off the ice on a stretcher. "I was on the forecheck, saw the guy reverse the puck. (The hit) wasn't late," Hartnell told Nashville reporters. "I just tried to rub him o…

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NASHVILLE -- Responding to the sight of a fallen teammate in a big way, the Buffalo Sabres exploded with three power-play goals on a major penalty late in the second period and went on to surprise the Nashville Predators, 7-4, Saturday night in Bridgestone Arena. Rookie defenseman Victor Antipin left the ice on a stretcher with 5:51 left in the middle period after being…

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NASHVILLE – A little more than nine months ago, Casey Mittelstadt was a wide-eyed 18-year-old getting shown the red carpet by the NHL in advance of the draft. He was on the top prospects' annual trip to Game Four of the Stanley Cup final and it landed him in the Music City. Predators-Penguins. The roars inside Bridgestone Arena. The thousands mobbing Broadway outside. H…

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NASHVILLE – Talk about a test. The Buffalo Sabres are in the Music City to face the NHL's top team and there is plenty at stake for the Nashville Predators during tonight's 8 p.m. game in Bridgestone Arena. On the day of the Final Four, here's one way to think of it: It's not 1-16. It's 1-31. Here are Five Things to Know about the matchup of the NHL' s best team and the…

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The Nashville Predators are no flash in the pan. They've been building, building and building to the point where they're now the best team in the NHL and a favorite to win the Stanley Cup come June. The Preds, you may recall, were two wins away last spring before the Pittsburgh Penguins dashed the dreams of "HockeyTonk," the party staged by fans inside Bridgestone Arena…

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There are games that are challenges and then there are games that are Challenges and note the capital letter there. That's what the Buffalo Sabres face Monday night in KeyBank Center when they take on the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be on MSG. The Preds are atop the Presidents Trophy race with a 47-14…

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Evander Kane has to rate as one of the most complex personalities to ever walk through the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room. But his time here was clearly over. Having watched his first two games with the San Jose Sharks, you're blown away by what he could mean to a good team, especially what he could bring to a playoff run. This corner has so many thoughts on Kane that th…

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The Sabres thought they should have had a five-minute power play in the first period Tuesday night. The NHL apparently agrees with them. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for his boarding penalty against Sabres winger Kyle Okposo during the Devils' 3-1 win in KeyBank Center. Hall was only given a minor penalty on…