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ANAHEIM – The Buffalo Sabres wrap up their longest West Coast trip since 2004 when they head to the Pond for a game Sunday night against the Anaheim Ducks in Honda Center. It's an 8 p.m. Eastern time start on MSG and WGR Radio 550. Because of the 5 p.m. local start, there was no morning skate. During his pregame briefing, coach Phil Housley said Carter Hutton will be in…

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Social media thrives on celebrity banter. Consider supermodel/social media celeb Chrissy Teigen, who boasts 10.6 million followers, and former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, now of the Anaheim Ducks, who has a comparatively meager 171,000 of his own. A relatively sporadic, non-controversial Twitter user, Miller surprisingly piped up five days after Teigen twe…

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Before Ryan Miller rewrote the Sabres' record book, before Jason Pominville became a playoff legend, before Thomas Vanek became a top-five scorer, they could have died. Can you imagine the Sabres without them? What a horror story. The chilling tale traces to a snowy night during the 2004-05 season, a year before the trio arrived in Buffalo. They were playing in Roche…

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There haven't been many memorable games in Buffalo this season. That will change Tuesday. Ryan Miller is back in town, and he's playing. Here are Five Things to Know as the Sabres host the Anaheim Ducks in KeyBank Center. 1. Miller time The winningest goaltender in Sabres history will skate to the crease. This time, Miller will play in net for Anaheim. It's just hi…

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NEW YORK — The NHL is looking to strike a balance into its choices of teams and sites for the Winter Classic. That's been its party line for a while and what deputy commissioner Bill Daly reiterated Friday when he visited New Era Field during the World Junior Championships' outdoor game. Getting the Sabres back into the game for the second time is nice and staging it in…

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It was one game in the snow. One day where they played hockey in a football stadium in Orchard Park. But it forever changed the course of special events for the National Hockey League. Although the elements made it less than an artistic success as a hockey game, the 2008 Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins was an aesthetic, television and m…

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There will be no shortage of Winter Classic material this month. In addition to "Road to the Winter Classic," which begins airing Wednesday night, NHL Network will present "The First NHL Winter Classic, Hockey Goes Outside." It will offer a look back at the 2008 game between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins in the Bills' stadium. The documentary will air on…

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The NHL loves what's going in Sin City as the Vegas Golden Knights are one of the talking points of the league. They're building what might be the best campaign ever for an expansion team, a hit on the ice and a success off it with a glistening new arena and a popular logo for the first pro sports entry in Nevada. And the Golden Knights were a big hit in other owners' p…

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A wrist injury suffered just prior to Anaheim Ducks training camp had left Ryan Miller on the sidelines for most of the first month of the season, unable to contribute to his new team. Miller finally got his chance Sunday in Carolina and made the most of his opportunity to give starter John Gibson a breather. Miller made 34 saves -- including all nine shots he faced …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Miller spent a lonely hour on the ice Sunday morning in Honda Center, working with a couple of scratches and a couple of Anaheim Ducks assistant coaches. He's still waiting for his season to begin. The ex-Sabres star is 37 now, the backup to John Gibson on a team that once again has Stanley Cup aspirations. A wrist injury suffered early in trainin…

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Miller spent a lonely hour on the ice Sunday morning in Honda Center, working with a couple of scratches and a couple of Anaheim Ducks assistant coaches. He's still waiting for his season to begin. The ex-Sabres star is 37 now, the backup to John Gibson on a team that once again has Stanley Cup aspirations. A wrist injury suffered early in trainin…

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The Buffalo Sabres hit the reset button in the offseason, hiring General Manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley, then making some roster adjustments. Sure, the Sabres’ six-season playoff drought is like a rounding error for suffering Bills fans, but the suffering is real. To get a handle on how the new-look Sabres are viewed by outside members of the hockey medi…