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In the aftermath of a thrilling overtime win Tuesday night, Casey Mittelstadt received from a friend a text message that included a clip from an NHL Network broadcast. Kevin Weekes, a former goaltender and current analyst for the network, spent more than two minutes breaking down Mittelstadt's final shift of the Buffalo Sabres' 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks inside Ke…

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Davos is a resort town situated along the Landwasser River, high in Switzerland's Eastern Alps. According to the latest census, less than 11,000 people make it their permanent residence. Tourists account for most of the congestion on the one major road leading into the town, and for two weeks each January, approximately 3,000 people visit for the World Economic Forum, a…

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Rasmus Ristolainen did not know the game was over until the goal horn blew and the crowd roared inside KeyBank Center. Ristolainen propped himself up from the ice and hugged Jack Eichel as the rest of the Buffalo Sabres converged to celebrate a 4-3 overtime win Tuesday night over the San Jose Sharks. Eichel, the Sabres' 22-year-old captain, scored two goals, including t…

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An unlikely reunion provided the initial heroics Tuesday night in KeyBank Center. Jeff Skinner and Jack Eichel, separated at 5 on 5 by new coach Ralph Krueger, connected on the Buffalo Sabres' go-ahead goal 45 seconds into the third period to complete a two-goal rally, yet Skinner's sixth goal of the season was merely a footnote. Eichel added the game-winning goal at…

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Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (7-1-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (3-5-0) Where: KeyBank Center When: 7 p.m. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 Sabres' lineup: Ralph Krueger didn't have his players on the ice for a morning skate Tuesday or and won't for most home games this season. However, the Sabres' coach isn't expected to make any changes to his forward lines or defensive pairings. Not w…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – When the San Jose Sharks tied the score for a third time Saturday night, Ralph Krueger wondered how the Buffalo Sabres would respond. Marcus Sorensen's goal could have deflated the Sabres. They were playing their third game in four nights on a West Coast road trip that included a blown two-goal lead Wednesday in Anaheim and Carter Hutton's 47-save shu…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sabres are heading back to Buffalo with another winning streak. Zemgus Girgensons capped a wild third period Saturday night with a goal at 12:15 and the Sabres held on to beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, inside SAP Center. Buffalo (7-1-1) won its final two games on the West Coast road trip and is again tied for first place in the National Hockey Le…

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Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (6-1-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (3-4-0) Where: SAP Center When: 10:30 p.m. TV: MSG Radio: WGR 550 Valuable lesson: It may be easy to nitpick the Sabres' strong start to the season. After all, they have blown a pair of two-goal, third-period leads, struggled to respond to Anaheim's physicality Wednesday and relied on Carter Hutton's 47-save shutou…

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BOSTON – Gary Bettman didn't even wait for the questions. He addressed the elephant in the room Monday night before it even started its approach. In what probably ranks as the frankest comments about the state of officiating and instant replay of his career, Bettman's annual address prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final was used mostly to say the NHL is going to take…

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Ralph Krueger insisted on his opening conference call with Buffalo reporters Wednesday that the 2019 Sabres are ahead of the Edmonton Oilers he coached in 2013, who were mired in the "rebuild phase completely." The Sabres, of course, have big-name talents Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Sam Reinhart, as well as the promise of many younger players on the NHL roster and in…

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Jason Botterill and his staff won't be paying close attention to the Western Conference Final because of a matchup between former Buffalo Sabres players Evander Kane and Ryan O'Reilly. The Sabres will receive the first-round draft pick of whichever team wins the seven-game series between Kane's San Jose Sharks and O'Reilly's St. Louis Blues. The loser's first-round pick…

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By Curtis Pashelka, Mercury News SAN JOSE — Former Sabres forward Evander Kane, now a member of the San Jose Sharks, shared Thursday that he and his wife recently lost a child during pregnancy. In a statement released via his Twitter account, Kane said, “I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to my wife and I during this extremely difficult time. Over the…

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The Buffalo Sabres stood together near center ice and raised their sticks high to salute the sold-out KeyBank Center crowd of 19,070 that witnessed history Tuesday night. They roared in unison beginning at puck drop, cheered hysterically at the sight of defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen's highlight-reel goal, chanted "We want 10" with a two-goal lead in hand and gasped at e…

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The chants began moments after Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu one-timed a pass into the net for a two-goal lead in the third period. "We want 10," the sold-out KeyBank Center crowd shouted in unison Tuesday night. The Sabres delivered. Jeff Skinner scored 1:41 into overtime and Carter Hutton made 36 saves to beat the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, for the third 10-…

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Rasmus Ristolainen gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the second period with a razzle dazzle, highlight-reel goal and then twirled his stick in celebration before holstering it on his hip. It immediately was deemed a Goal of the Year candidate on social media, as Sabres fans and media members admired the goal and the celebration. https:…