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When the 2018-19 NHL schedule is unveiled next month, Sabres forwards Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues will no doubt be circling the games against the New York Rangers as reunion nights. That's because the Rangers have named Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach, dipping into the college ranks for a replacement to Alain Vigneault. Quinn, 51, coached B…

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The countdown to Feb. 26 is on. Things have been awfully quiet in the NHL in recent days, save for the big Los Angeles-Ottawa trade that involved Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik packing. That's all about to change as the NHL's trade deadline day approaches. The Sabres are expected to be a prominent seller, with the likes of Evander Kane, Benoit Pouliot, Robin Lehner and…

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We can argue ad nauseam about goalie interference or toenail challenges, or about the inconsistency of the Department of Player Safety (Credit Due Dept: They nailed it with that 10-game suspension for Alex Burrows' dirtbag attack of Taylor Hall). You can say skipping the Olympics is a disaster, I can say I'd rather watch the NHL season continue to play out. Those debate…

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NEW YORK -- Three rallies. No go-ahead goal. Another loss. That was the disappointing tale for the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night as Pavel Buchnevich's goal with 3:58 left in the third period snapped the third tie of the night and gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over Buffalo in Madison Square Garden. Buchnevich, a 22-year-old who came from the KHL in Russia last s…

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NEW YORK – The Sabres had a good memory going into their bye week, snapping a five-game losing streak with last Thursday's 3-1 win over Columbus in KeyBank Center. They return to action tonight in Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers, once again trying for their first two-game winning streak since October. Since beating Boston and Detroit in a pair of one-…

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NEW YORK – After the Sabres and Rangers battled through overtime Jan. 1 in the Winter Classic at Citi Field, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist took to Instagram and paid tribute to Buffalo goalie and fellow Swede Robin Lehner. Lehner, who has known Lundqvist for roughly 15 years, was touched by the gesture. "I saw that and it was nice, really nice," Lehner said Thursda…

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NEW YORK -- There will be a familiar face on the New York Rangers bench during Monday's Winter Classic, one that has primo experience with the Buffalo Sabres' lone example of taking it outdoors. Lindy Ruff is an assistant coach under Alain Vigneault, back as an NHL aide for the first time since 1997 after getting fired in the spring after four years as the head man of t…

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Just before practice started Thursday in KeyBank Center, Robin Lehner looked like something from the "Friday the 13th" series. He had on an old fiberglass mask worn by former NHL goalie Paul Harrison with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 70s and for six games during the 1981-82 season with the Sabres. Lehner was apparently pondering it for the Winter Classic and let goa…

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Just before practice started Thursday in KeyBank Center, Robin Lehner looked like something from the "Friday the 13th" series. He had on an old fiberglass mask worn by former NHL goalie Paul Harrison with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 70s and for six games during the 1981-82 season with the Sabres. Lehner was apparently pondering it for the Winter Classic and let goa…

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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal the pads he's going to wear Jan. 1 against the Sabres at the Winter Classic in Citi Field. And they're beauties. The "NY" logo the Rangers will wear on their jerseys is front and center with a bridge to honor what connects all of New York's boroughs. The background is the skyline logo set on a b…

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The New York Rangers have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NHL thus far, with a 3-7-2 record that's exactly the same as the Sabres. The Blueshirts are coming off three straight 100-point seasons under Alain Vigneault, and those followed his 96-point campaign in 2013-14 that led to the Rangers getting all the way to the Stanley Cup final before they lost to Lo…

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You wonder if the NHL and NBC have buyer's remorse on the Winter Classic right about now. The Rangers and the Sabres will be bringing a New York State of Mind to New Year's Day in Citi Field, but will anyone care to watch them by Jan. 1? Both teams entered their games Saturday 1-5-2 (and then both won). The Sabres had been outscored, 32-20, and the Rangers by 30-20. The…

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NEW YORK -- When it comes to the Buffalo Sabres' role in the Winter Classic, the reality is simple: Most of the focus of fans -- and the NBC cameras -- will be on Jack Eichel. Eichel spoke wistfully nearly six months ago about playing in the annual New Year's Day game when word first leaked out that the Sabres and New York Rangers would be meeting at Citi Field. But see…

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NEW YORK -- Plans for the Buffalo Sabres' second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic were kicked off Friday in Citi Field, as the NHL gave the media and some of its players a look at how the home of the New York Mets will look when the Sabres and New York Rangers meet on Jan. 1. "It's exciting. I've always dreamed of being able to do something like this," said Sabres c…