The Sabres' big prospect names lived up to their billing Friday in LECOM Harborcenter.
"It’s pretty special to be traded to such a place that values hockey, especially the fans," said Butcher, who got traded with a fifth-round draft choice to the Sabres in exchange for future considerations.
Tokarski has been a winner a lot in his career. He's earned a Memorial Cup in Spokane, a World Junior gold for Team Canada and two Calder Cups in the AHL.
"Let's see if the Sabres can at least get some lessons and a few points out of them that they might remember come training camp in the fall," writes Mike Harrington.
The Sabres (9-24-6), still last in the NHL with 24 points, were unable to extend their point streak to six games in a 6-3 loss to the New Jers…
The Sabres (9-24-6), still last in the NHL with 24 points, were unable to extend their point streak to six games, which would have been their longest since they went 5-0-1 to start the 2019-20 season.
With a group of Buffalo Sabres on the ice for an optional morning skate Thursday, interim Don Granato beamed while describing his opportunity …
Buffalo is 4-2-1 against New Jersey this year heading into the final meeting of the series.
“I can't say anything bad about Donnie,” Dahlin said of Granato. “I love him as a coach. He's a great one."
The Sabres and Devils were both being careful even though the trade deadline isn't until 3 p.m. Monday.
Rasmus Dahlin and Casey Mittelstadt each collected two points and combined on the game-winning goal as the Buffalo Sabres held off the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Tuesday in Prudential Center.
It was a brother act Tuesday night in New Jersey with quite a twist. Sabres winger Tage Thompson was going against Devils counterpart Tyce Thompson – and it was Tyce's NHL debut.
With Tyce Thompson debuting for the Devils, Tage Thompson of the Sabres will be his opponent.
There are four games left before the NHL trade deadline on Monday.
With a shootout victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday, Ullmark improved to 33 of 38 in his career, and his .868 save percentage took over first place all-time in the NHL for goalies with at least 10 shootouts.
Don Granato wouldn't commit to Tuesday night's game in New Jersey being the one, but the Buffalo Sabres' interim coach said Arttu Ruotsalainen's day is coming.
Nate Leaman seems to be the top college name on the minds of most NHL observers, particularly since he directed Team USA to the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in January.
"Everybody is trying to battle out of this precarious situation. Everything is uncomfortable right now," Krueger said. "It's not the kind of fun that we want to have. This is definitely not the space we want to be in."
The Sabres fell to 6-18-4 overall, remaining last in the NHL, and the winless streak is two shy of the franchise mark set in 2015.
Hall left the ice bleeding profusely after a direct hit from a Colin Miller slapshot less than three minutes into the game.
The Sabres have six wins all season and three of them are against New Jersey (3-1-1).
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The Buffalo Sabres dropped a 4-3 decision to the New Jersey Devils in a game in which they played without Jack Eichel and lost goalie Linus Ullmark.
Though Eichel has an assist in three of his last four games, he has gone eight consecutive games without a goal and only has two in 16 games this season.
"With every chance to go feel sorry for themselves in the finale of a road trip, the Sabres refused to wilt to everything going on around them," writes Mike Harrington.