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Linus Ullmark has resumed on-ice workouts and is making progress in his rehab from a lower-body injury, Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger told reporters Thursday. Ullmark, a 26-year-old goalie, suffered the injury while attempting to glide to the right post in the third period of a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators in KeyBank Center on Jan. 28. He fell backwards on the p…

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You sure hope Better Days are coming back. An exciting finish like what we saw Thursday night can bring you back to, oh, 13 or 14 years ago. There were all kinds of warm fuzzies in KeyBank Center. Remember the spring of 2007, when the Goo Goo Dolls' hit became an anthem for a city and a team? We relived it all on 2000s Night, as the Sabres hit their pregame celebrati…

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and he has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Yos…

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NEW YORK -- What we saw Friday night in the World's Most Famous Arena is the kind of game the Sabres need to stuff in their carryons and take back to KeyBank Center. Defense that chokes the neutral zone. Crisp breakouts. Stellar passing. Nifty finishes. All backed by strong goaltending. It all seems so simple. It's the recipe that should win anywhere. The Sabres g…

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Where do the Sabres go from here? In Ralph Krueger's small picture, they hopped a plane and headed to New York for Friday's game in Madison Square Garden against the Rangers. But while the coach isn't entertaining any big-picture analysis of his season – and he's right to play it that way – the fact of the matter is the wheels are falling off to unspeakable levels again…

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and he has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Yos…

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Michael Frolik won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, assisting on the Cup-winning goal by Dave Bolland in Game 6 in Boston. He knows what it takes to win. He knows what a winning locker room looks like. And in his month with the Buffalo Sabres, he’s seen this isn’t it. “In Chicago we had great, great guys and a great team,” Frolik said after …

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After an act of desperation sent him crashing into the empty net, Jack Eichel picked his stick off the ice and swung at the post. The blossoming hope of a new season has wilted into an ugly, familiar reality for the Buffalo Sabres. As the Montreal Canadiens celebrated a 3-1 win on Thursday night, Eichel sat on the bench in KeyBank Center, shaking his head in an expressi…

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When he was sidelined with a high ankle sprain for nearly two months at the start of the 2016-17 season, Jack Eichel drew plenty of inspiration from Kobe Bryant. A year earlier, Showtime released an 83-minute documentary entitled "Kobe Bryant's Muse" that took a deep dive into the career of the Los Angeles Lakers legend and paid particular emphasis to his 2013 rehab fro…

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ST. LOUIS — Jack Eichel's first assignment Saturday night was fitting. During a season in which the Buffalo Sabres' captain has established himself as one of the top players in the NHL, he took the opening faceoff in the All-Star Game. The 23-year-old center proceeded to display his tantalizing talent, stick-handling around opponents and using his elite speed to create …

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ST. LOUIS – As Jack Eichel crossed the blue line, the Buffalo Sabres' captain appeared on track to accomplish what he could not at two NHL skills competitions. Eichel needed only 6.3 seconds to skate from the red line, behind the net and over the blue line at the other side of the ice. Yet the 23-year-old was not crowned fastest skater, finishing fourth in the event wit…

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ST. LOUIS –Bob Eichel is one of his son's confidants. The two speak on the phone daily and the conversations typically center around Jack's career with the Buffalo Sabres. Few know the pressure placed on Jack Eichel quite like his father. However, a recent comment by Jack Hutton, father of Sabres goalie Carter Hutton, put the situation into perspective for Bob. "He s…

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ST. LOUIS -- Fans inside the 3,100-seat Stifel Theatre were able to watch and listen to each NHL all-star answer questions during media day Thursday night. One group wearing St. Louis Blues apparel wasn’t paying attention when the Metropolitan Division all-stars sat at their respective podiums. The fans were too busy watching the nearby NHL Network set, where Buffalo Sa…

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and he has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Yos…

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and he has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Yos…