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On the same weekend he hopes will mark a big change for the fortunes of a franchise he's worked for since Day One of its existence, longtime Buffalo Sabres equipment manager Rip Simonick will be honored for all the years he's already put in with the Blue and Gold. Simonick is this year's Hall of Fame honoree of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society/Society o…

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In spite of widespread speculation that veteran winger Matt Moulson was a candidate, Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill said Friday he doesn't expect the team to be involved in the NHL's buyout window, which runs until June 30. "I don't have any interest in doing buyouts here right now," Botterill told The News on Friday while declining to address specific players. …

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It was widely reported late Saturday night and into Sunday that the Sabres won the NHL Draft Lottery when the combination of balls marked 1-4-6-14 came out of the machine at CBC headquarters in Toronto. But who was also close to unlocking the combination to land Rasmus Dahlin? The Ottawa Senators actually had the best chance after the first three balls had been drawn…

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Almost mercifully, it's the final game of the season in KeyBank Center. The Sabres and Ottawa Senators meet at 7:30 (thanks for nothing, Canadian television) in a Fan Appreciation Night game that will probably be more remembered for the Dominik Hasek bobblehead giveaway than anything that happens on the ice. Here are Five Things to Know about the home finale: 1. Bobb…

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OTTAWA — Jacob Josefson's goal was the difference as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, in a shootout Thursday in Canadian Tire Centre. Matt Duchene opened the shootout with a goal for the Senators. Sam Reinhart scored in round two for Buffalo. Robin Lehner poke-checked Mike Hoffman to set the stage for Josefson, who burned Craig Anderson with a wrist sho…

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OTTAWA – The word of the day is "putrescent." That's how The News' John Vogl described the Sabres' 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames Wednesday night in KeyBank Center. The club has a quick chance to help erase some of the stench Thursday night against the Ottawa Senators in a 7:30 game at Canadian Tire Centre. It will be televised on MSG. The matchup with the Sens is th…

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OTTAWA — In their previous four road games, the Buffalo Sabres were in control. Calgary. Edmonton. Vancouver. Boston. Check. Check. Check. Check. Four wins, virtually nothing to quibble about. The Sabres nearly extended their road winning streak to five games for the first time since 2006 Thursday night but it wasn't nearly the same kind of game. There were mistak…

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OTTAWA -- The Buffalo Sabres came within 31 seconds of extending their road domination and their magic against the Ottawa Senators. They simply couldn't hold on. Derick Brassard scored the tying goal with 30.9 seconds left and goaltender Craig Anderson on the bench, and Mike Hoffman scored at 1:13 of overtime as the Sens overcame the Sabres, 3-2, Thursday night in Canad…

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OTTAWA -- It's that time of year. The Ottawa Senators made a huge trade Tuesday with the Los Angeles Kings, offloading expensive defenseman Dion Phaneuf and getting veteran winger Marian Gaborik and center Nick Shore in return. Gaborik and Shore made their debuts here Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, whom most NHL observers also expect will be busy in advance …

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OTTAWA – One of the few teams the Buffalo Sabres have an ongoing big run of success against is the Ottawa Senators and the Sabres get another chance to extend their dominance of an Atlantic Division rival Thursday night in Canadian Tire Centre. It's a 7:30 faceoff on MSG and Radio 550 with Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray on the call. The Sabres went 4-0-1 against the Senators …

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The Ottawa Senators spent the weekend celebrating the league's heritage and its birthday outdoors in the NHL100 Classic against Montreal. Maybe the hoopla surrounding the first outdoor game in the Canadian capital is a distraction the Sens could use. Right now, owner Eugene Melnyk's franchise is about the biggest circus going in the league. After what had already been a…

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We've reached the Chicken vs. the Egg portion of the program when it comes to Sabres games in KeyBank Center. The fans make no noise, numbed to silence by the abhorrent cold in the downtown arena and the lack of excitement on the ice. The players get no push from the crowd to help them get off to a rousing start or through rough patches of a game. You can't blame the…

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After four games out of town, the Buffalo Sabres are in KeyBank Center for the first time in 11 days Tuesday night with a matchup against the reeling Ottawa Senators. The Sabres have points in eight straight games against Ottawa, going 6-0-2. They were 4-0-1 against the Sens last season, a year that saw Ottawa advance all the way to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference …

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So if you think the Sabres have issues deciding what to do about Evander Kane, just wait until you ponder the next few months in Ottawa and Los Angeles. Franchise defensemen Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty are free agents following the 2018-19 season and both admitted last week that what's going to happen after next season is already on their minds during this one. Th…