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BOSTON — The only member of the St. Louis Blues to appear in a Stanley Cup final is winger David Perron, who played last year for Vegas. It's going to be quite different on the other side of the ice. Boston stars Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were on the team for their trips here for the seven-game win over Vancouver in 2011 …

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Jack Eichel has played in multiple international competitions for Team USA and had some solid moments this year at the World Championships in Slovakia before the Americans lost, 4-3, to Russia in Thursday's quarterfinals. Team USA went 5-3 and Eichel had two goals and eight points in the eight games. Fair enough. A good showing. But from the Sabres' perspective, the mos…

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Ralph Krueger insisted on his opening conference call with Buffalo reporters Wednesday that the 2019 Sabres are ahead of the Edmonton Oilers he coached in 2013, who were mired in the "rebuild phase completely." The Sabres, of course, have big-name talents Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Sam Reinhart, as well as the promise of many younger players on the NHL roster and in…

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DENVER -- The Sabres played here Saturday under the watchful eyes of the Pepsi Center's massive scoreboard. Installed in 2013, it remains one of the behemoths of the league at 27 feet high by 48 feet long and was the first answer to Tampa Bay's 28-by-50 display that was erected in 2012 and has long been the league's gold standard. As the Sabres ponder a laundry list of …

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BOSTON – When Rasmus Dahlin lost control of the puck in the Buffalo Sabres' defensive zone Saturday night, all he could do was hope Linus Ullmark would make a spectacular save. Boston Bruins winger Noel Acciari poked the loose puck toward Chris Wagner, whose shot went over Ullmark's glove and into the net to make the sold-out TD Garden crowd roar in the first period. …

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BOSTON — The TD Garden crowd roared only 20 seconds into the game Saturday night when Boston Bruins winger Chris Wagner shot a puck into the open net past Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark. Those cheers gave way to a chorus of boos when the play was ruled no goal, the result of Ullmark being tripped by Sean Kuraly. That gave the Sabres a second chance during an import…

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BOSTON — Jason Pominville is one of the most accomplished and well-liked players in Buffalo Sabres history. After the 36-year-old played his 1,000th career game, he was greeted in KeyBank Center on Nov. 3 by thousands of fans holding placards that read, "Welcome to Pominville. Population: 1,000." Team owners Terry and Kim Pegula celebrated the occasion by gifting Pominv…

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BOSTON – The Buffalo Sabres found a way to win without Jack Eichel. Almost every player in the lineup contributed in a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers in KeyBank Center on Thursday. However, barely escaping against a sixth-place team likely won't be good enough tonight against the Boston Bruins in TD Garden. This is the final game of the season between the two Atla…

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A precedent appeared to be set. The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins got away with some borderline penalties for most of the third period Saturday night in KeyBank Center, including an ugly trip that forced Sam Reinhart to skate slowly to the bench. That's why the Sabres were puzzled and frustrated when Rasmus Ristolainen was penalized for kneeing with 3:43 left in regu…

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It's hard to watch the Sabres be patient. They have to make some moves with this roster. Especially up front. Don't they? They tried to win Saturday's game over Boston, 2-1. The third period rope-o-dope didn't work. It fell just short. They got outshot, 18-5, in the third while giving up a tying goal with 2½ minutes left and couldn't convert on an overtime power play. T…

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The Buffalo Sabres did not play an ugly final 40 minutes and there was not an embarrassing collapse. However, they saw another opportunity to gain ground in the Atlantic Division slip away. After controlling play for much of the first 50 minutes, the Sabres allowed two unanswered goals, capped by Sean Kuraly's in overtime, for a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins in KeyBank …

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Despite their inconsistent play, the Buffalo Sabres are already being asked about the Stanley Cup playoffs. That might sound absurd, given there is more than half a season to play; however, it is indicative of how expectations have changed in a matter of months. The Sabres, 21-12-5 with 47 points, are third in the Atlantic Division and three points ahead of the Boston B…

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BOSTON – Zemgus Girgensons held his right hand over his heart, surveyed the visitors' locker room inside TD Garden and shrugged his shoulders. "It's really not that big of a deal," the Buffalo Sabres' relentless fourth-line winger said, showing where Torey Krug's slap shot struck him in the chest with 30 seconds remaining in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. …

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Sabres captain Jack Eichel was named the NHL's third star for the week ending Sunday. Washington's Alex Ovechkin was named the first star and Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele was named the second star. Eichel had five goals and four assists in four games as the Sabres went 3-0-1 and moved into second place in the Atlantic Division. He capped the week with his fifth four-poi…

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BOSTON – When Jack Eichel returns to TD Garden, he pictures himself sitting in one of the arena's gold seats next to his father, Bob, marveling over players such as Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby or Washington's Alex Ovechkin. Eichel was the one fans marveled over Sunday night. The Buffalo Sabres center scored twice and assisted on both Jeff Skinner goals, including the …