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The place to take the scene all in Thursday night was the highest point of KeyBank Center. This corner is a big fan of the view from the press box, from where it's very easy to watch plays develop on the ice and equally cool to scan the stands. What we saw during this game was stunning. I've been going to Sabres-Leafs games since the 1970s in the Aud and there is no que…

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Former Sabres winger Evander Kane had a career game for the San Jose Sharks in Friday's 7-4 win in Calgary, pouring in four goals in posting his first career hat trick. Kane had one goal in the first period,  two in the second and got No. 4 just 62 seconds into the third period. Kane has 25 goals on the season, counting his time in the Sabres. He has five goals and five…

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When the trade with the San Jose Sharks went down an hour before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline, Danny O'Regan said the first people he heard from were some family members. The next two to text: Former Boston University linemates, and now current Buffalo Sabres teammates, Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues. "They're both good friends and I knew they'd make me feel right a…

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Former Sabres winger Evander Kane has made quite a dent on the scoresheet in his three games with the San Jose Sharks, and notched his first goal Sunday night in San Jose's 4-2 loss to Columbus. Kane's goal came with 9:56 left in the third period and got the Sharks within a goal after they had trailed, 3-0. But Columbus salted away the win on Artemi Panarin's empty-net …

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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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Coach Phil Housley said Tuesday he only knows Danny O'Regan from what he heard Monday when the Buffalo Sabres acquired the former American Hockey League Rookie of the Year from San Jose as part of the Evander Kane trade. O'Regan is heading to Rochester initially but Sabres center Evan Rodrigues has full knowledge of the organization's newest name. Rodrigues played with …

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Evander Kane was a man on the move Monday night, shuffling out of Buffalo to San Jose after getting traded to the Sharks and eventually landing in the Bay Area at midnight. His ride to a hotel? None other than injured Sharks star Joe Thornton. Kane gets no time to rest. The Sharks host Edmonton tonight to open a six-game homestand and Kane will be at left wing on the…

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Evander Kane was easily the biggest user of social media during his time with the Sabres, so where else would you expect him to say farewell to Buffalo and hello to San Jose? Kane did it Monday night on his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/evanderkane_9/status/968251550564077571 Kane thanked owners Terry and Kim Pegula, his coaches and teammates during his thr…

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Jason Botterill's honeymoon period is officially over. No more blaming Tim Murray or Dan Bylsma. Enough about Darcy Regier's drafting. Zip it on the overemphasis on spotty goaltending, Nathan Beaulieu's turnover trouble, Jack Eichel's ankles or Zach Bogosian's body-wide inability to stay healthy. The general manager with the Stanley Cup rings was supposed to come in …

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Evander Kane wished things worked out in Buffalo, but he got his wish Monday: A trade to a contender with a legitimate chance to make a run in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "For me, this is a great opportunity. Excitement probably doesn't do it enough justice to how I feel," Kane said on a media conference call after being traded to the San Jose Sharks. "I'm looking forward…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – How did you spend your summer vacation? For Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, one of the answers would be at a Buffalo Bisons game. Burns and nearly two dozen friends and family members showed up unannounced at the Bisons' July 1 game against Syracuse in Coca-Cola Field to celebrate a bachelor party for longtime friend and Toron…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It's only mid-October but you can already feel the exasperation bubbling in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room. The Sabres don't have much going on right now in the wake of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks in SAP Center that opened their four-game road trip. They're 0-3-1, tied with Arizona for the worst record in the NHL and off to their wo…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Buffalo Sabres weren't the only team on the ice here Thursday in desperate get-the-first-win mode. The San Jose Sharks had not started a season 0-3 since 1993 and needed to beat their old nemesis to avoid that fate. The Sharks did exactly that. They got the go-ahead goal from Timo Meier late in the second period and held on through the third to be…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The start of this NHL season has been a career reset for Josh Gorges. For eight straight years, including his first two with the Sabres, Gorges averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time per game. Then his total last year dropped to 18:27 per game as he began to slip down the Sabres' rotation. With Phil Housley's new speed style in place, Gorges began…

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SAN JOSE -- The Sabres' West Coast trip opens Thursday night in SAP Center against the San Jose Sharks with a 10:30 game on MSG and WGR Radio. Rick Jeanneret is on the trip and will have the play-by-play along with Rob Ray. The Sabres are 0-2-1 while the Sharks are 0-2 and trying to avoid going to 0-3 for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Here are Five Things …