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BOSTON – New Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger is expected to retain Steve Smith on his coaching staff for next season and has apparently settled on the first new member of the staff as well. Mike Bales resigned as goaltender coach of the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday morning and is expected to take the same position with the Sabres, two sources confirmed to The Buffal…

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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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RALEIGH, N.C. – Boos reverberated throughout PNC Arena Saturday night when Jeff Skinner ended the scoring drought that became symbolic of the Buffalo Sabres' fall from grace. Skinner, facing his former team on his old home ice for a second time this season, shot the puck between Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney's leg pads to halt the goalless streak at 199 m…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — With one shot on net Saturday night in PNC Arena, Jeff Skinner cast away the dark cloud that had been hovering over the Buffalo Sabres for nine days. Skinner's shot between the legs of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney in the first period prevented the Sabres from being shut out for a fourth consecutive game. His goal wasn't enough to end t…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — 197 minutes, 40 seconds. That is where the Buffalo Sabres' scoring drought stands entering their game tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes in PNC Arena. They have been shut out in three consecutive games, failing to score a goal since the third period of a 5-4 shootout loss in Chicago last Thursday. Jack Eichel will return to the lineup after serving …

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Even with a pair of two-goal comebacks, the Carolina Curse continues. Teuvo Teräväinen's breakaway goal with 1:35 left in overtime gave the Hurricanes a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday in KeyBank Center. Teräväinen's unassisted tally, his second of the game, saw him deke Linus Ullmark to the ice as he broke in alone after Jack Eichel's shot went high and wide. …

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In the heat of a playoff race, there will be no better time for the Buffalo Sabres to snap their longest current losing streak against an NHL opponent. The Sabres have lost seven straight to the Carolina Hurricanes, the visitors tonight at 7 in KeyBank Center. The teams are tied at 58 points, three behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference wild-card slot. The Blu…

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Clarence native and former Stanley Cup champion Kevyn Adams has been promoted to general manager of HarborCenter, Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula announced Thursday. Adams, 44, will continue as the director of the Academy of Hockey and president of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres while taking on his new duties. “Kevyn has been instrumental in Ha…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — After seven straight losses, the Buffalo Sabres finally solved the riddle of the Florida Panthers last week with a victory in KeyBank Center. The Sabres now have to unlock a similar key to beating the Carolina Hurricanes. It's seven losses and counting for Buffalo against the Hurricanes, who scored three goals in the second period and held on for a 4-3 w…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a whirlwind of a day for Jeff Skinner in the old homestead. Swarmed by media in the morning, Skinner got the word he was an All-Star for the second time in his career in the afternoon. Then, under the bright lights Friday night in PNC Arena, Skinner got an ultra-warm welcome from Carolina fans he played in front of for eight seasons and became a 3…

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Jeff Skinner returns to his old stomping grounds for the first time since being traded this offseason when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, and 9-year-old Chase Bass will be there to greet his favorite player. Bass, the little boy with a rare blood cancer who played street hockey with Skinner two years ago, thanks to the efforts of the Make-A-…

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There are teams that are completely organized, there are teams where you sometimes wonder what they're up to and then there are the Carolina Hurricanes. What in the world is up with these guys? New owner Tom Dundon and new coach Rod Brind'Amour are not distinguishing themselves this season. Same for General Manager Don Waddell. The Canes' playoff drought stretches to…

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The Buffalo Sabres knew they were adding some speed to their lineup and were hopeful about putting a few more goals on the stat sheet when they traded for Jeff Skinner on an otherwise quiet August day a little more than three months ago. At least in the season's first 15 games, they got a whole lot more than that. Skinner has 16 points and a team-high nine goals, whi…

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The attendant checking tickets in their section at the hockey game wondered why the little boy was wearing a surgical mask. A rare blood cancer, his mother said. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is an autoimmune disorder that sends the production of white blood cells into overdrive and tumors spreading across the body. But Chase Bass, then 7,  wanted to go to a Carolina…

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You can count a former teammate among those optimistic about Jeff Skinner's fit with the Buffalo Sabres' top center, Jack Eichel. "I think him and Eichel will be an exciting pair," former Carolina Hurricanes center Zach Boychuk told The Buffalo News. "I don’t think Jeff has played with a superstar right-handed center before so he might get a lot more passes." Boychuk…