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MONTREAL — Jason Pominville said his pass list here Saturday night was pushing three dozen family members and friends. And that was the number he had after the morning skate, several hours before faceoff in Bell Centre. "Some people got tickets on their own too. That's normal," Pominville said. "My dad just texts me every time, 'Hey, can you throw this name on the list'…

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MONTREAL – There's been a lot of negative history brought up about the Sabres recently. A win tonight in Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens could give the Blue and Gold a rare dose of historic goodwill. The Sabres have won all three previous matchups this season, but they were all completed by Thanksgiving weekend as Buffalo was headed to No. 1 overall in the NH…

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While the Buffalo Sabres' five skaters on the ice looked around for the puck, Carter Hutton screamed so loud he thought his voice cracked. Then, Hutton stared down Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher and made a remarkable save to help send the game into overtime. Jeff Skinner's two goals in the final 5:32, including the game-winner 3:06 into overtime, gave the S…

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Jeff Skinner didn't know the puck crossed the goal line until he heard the roar of KeyBank Center's sold-out crowd Friday evening. It wasn't until Jack Eichel raised his arms in victory that Skinner joined a celebration fit for the milestone. The rebound-power play overtime goal capped the Buffalo Sabres' sixth third-period comeback of the season, a 3-2 victory over the…

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Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime to extend the Buffalo Sabres' winning streak to eight with a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens in front of a sold-out crowd at KeyBank Center on Friday. Skinner hammered home a rebound on a power play after Rasmus Ristolainen drew a penalty. The Sabres, 15-6-2 with 32 points, earned points in eight straight games for the first ti…

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Lawrence Pilut will have to wait at least one more day to make his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres. Phil Housley told reporters Friday afternoon that Pilut, a 22-year-old defenseman, won't be in the lineup when puck drops against the Montreal Canadiens at 4 p.m. Friday. Marco Scandella, who missed the 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night, will be a …

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The sold-out crowd had yet to leave KeyBank Center late Wednesday night when Jack Eichel was already looking ahead to the Buffalo Sabres' next opponent. He and his teammates planned to savor their accomplishments on Thanksgiving, most notably the franchise's first seven-game winning streak since 2006-07. They also woke up Thursday morning tied with the Toronto Maple Lea…

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TORONTO – Martin Brodeur got his Hockey Hall of Fame ring Friday and will earn his formal induction Monday night. Great moment for him and his family, certainly one that was fully expected. The longtime New Jersey goaltender would like to see it repeated someday for a former Stanley Cup-winning teammate who continues to be one of the more notable omissions from the Hall. …

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MONTREAL – Remember that wacky stat from earlier in the season about there not being a single comeback in any of the Buffalo Sabres' first eight games? They made up for lost time Thursday night in the Bell Centre. A lead was wiped out in five instances during one of the Sabres' wildest games in years, a 6-5 overtime thriller over the Montreal Canadiens that saw Buffa…

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MONTREAL — Rasmus Ristolainen's slap shot from the right circle 1:38 into overtime burned Carey Price to give the Buffalo Sabres a scintillating 6-5 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night in Bell Centre. Ristolainen had been caught up ice but the Habs fired wide of the net on their break. The puck careened off the boards and the Buffalo defenseman burned dow…

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MONTREAL — Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu was in the Buffalo Sabres' lineup for just the second time in eight games Thursday night and it was no coincidence. Coach Phil Housley said after practice Wednesday that Beaulieu's attitude the last couple weeks as an accidental healthy scratch has been excellent. And the coach was playing an obvious hunch as well: As a former first…

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MONTREAL -- The Sabres keep shooting pucks but the euphoria over Saturday's 9-2 stomping of Ottawa has covered up the fact they're actually only 1-2-2 in their last five games, leaving them at 7-6-2 overall. They get another chance tonight in Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens. It's a 7:30 game on MSG and WGR Radio. The Habs have alternated win-loss for 10 games…

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Kyle Okposo's power-play goal with 1:01 left in the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres their only lead of the night and they held on for a pulsating 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday in KeyBank Center. Okposo's goal, a wrist shot from the right circle, came 18 seconds after former Sabre Joel Armia was sent off for tripping. It was the Sabres' second pow…

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After a two-week absence, the Buffalo Sabres are back in KeyBank Center Thursday night for a 7 p.m. game against the surprising Montreal Canadiens. The game will be broadcast on MSG and WGR Radio. The Canadiens, picked by virtually every observer to finish near the bottom of the Atlantic Division, are off to a 5-1-2 start and are 4-0-1 in their last five games. The Sabr…

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NHL fans woke up Monday morning to some big news as the Montreal Canadiens have ended a summer-long saga by trading captain Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft. Pacioretty and the Habs have been mired in drama-filled chatter for months as the captain was entering the final…