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The puck reached Marcus Johansson before Montreal Canadiens goalie Keith Kinkaid could attempt to make a save. Johansson, the Buffalo Sabres' top offseason acquisition, one-timed the pass from Colin Miller into the net at 1:30 into overtime to secure a 5-4 win Wednesday night. Johansson was congratulated by his teammates, the crowd of 15,383 inside KeyBank Center celebr…

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The Buffalo Sabres' first bout with adversity this season did not seem to faze coach Ralph Krueger. Following a team meeting Wednesday morning, Krueger told the media inside KeyBank Center that difficult losses such as the one the in Columbus were simply part of the process. Krueger will have another lesson to teach after what occurred hours later. Marcus Johansson scor…

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Ralph Krueger tried to buy himself some time. The Buffalo Sabres' coach called the officials to the bench inside Nationwide Arena to hear what they thought occurred on the Columbus Blue Jackets' go-ahead goal in the third period Monday night. All the while, Krueger's video coach, Myles Fee, was examining the goal closely to see if Nick Foligno interfered with Linus Ullm…

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Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (2-0-1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (1-0-1) Where: KeyBank Center When: 7:05 p.m. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 Learning: Sabres coach Ralph Krueger showed no signs of panic or concern following practice Tuesday. Rather than making wholesale changes to his lines, Krueger opted to swap Evan Rodrigues in for Conor Sheary, who is listed on the injury report…

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Tampa Bay and Montreal swung big and missed. Florida reeled in one big fish and lost another. Toronto did an extreme makeover. The Buffalo Sabres were one of several teams to play it cool. The Atlantic Division was top-heavy last season, with Tampa Bay, Boston and Toronto all hitting 100 points, Montreal at 96 and no one else over 90.  The top of the division still look…

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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…