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The moment was reminiscent of the Buffalo Sabres' heroics during their remarkable October. Jeff Skinner darted toward the blue line to hug Rasmus Dahlin, while the crowd inside KeyBank Center roared in approval. Johan Larsson had just tipped Jeff Skinner's shot to tie the score with 40.4 seconds remaining in regulation, erasing a deficit for the second time in the third…

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When Johan Larsson scored Thursday night, the Buffalo Sabres center seemed to alleviate the frustration that has consumed the city's hockey fans in recent weeks. The Sabres had lost both games during their trip to Sweden for the NHL Global Series and six of their last seven dating back to Oct. 24. Larsson tied the score with 40.4 seconds remaining in regulation against …

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Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (9-6-2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (10-7-1) Where: KeyBank Center When: 7 p.m. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 Tough timing: The Sabres have lost five in a row and six of their last seven. Of their past 13 goals, nine have been scored by Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel or Sam Reinhart. Three of the other four goals were scored by defensemen. Additionally, Buff…

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One simple headline in Tuesday's editions of Le Journal de Montreal says it all when it comes to Don Cherry. "Bon Debarras" screams the front-page banner over a picture of Cherry in the copy tweeted by Columbus Dispatch beat writer Brian Hedger, in town for Tuesday's Blue Jackets-Canadiens game in Bell Centre. Translation: Good riddance. That's where this corner s…

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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-…