Share this article

print logo
Latest Sabres

It seems that Jason Botterill never got to the offer stage with Todd McLellan to quickly wrap up the Sabres coaching search. Whether their chats actually got to that point or not, McLellan's Buffalo-or-Los-Angeles dilemma gave another window into the Sabres' continued recruiting issues after years of losing hockey. If you're a coaching candidate or free agent, the Sabre…

Latest Sabres

Just as you would have expected after they drafted Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick last June, the Buffalo Sabres are going global. As in the NHL's Global Series. The league announced early Thursday morning that the Sabres will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning in two regular-season games Nov. 8-9 in Stockholm, Sweden. It will be Buffalo's first trip overseas sin…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA -- Perhaps there is no more maddening aspect to the Buffalo Sabres' season than the way they've played against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts are the NHL's best team by a mile, 17 points ahead of Calgary and on pace to threaten the all-time record of 132 points set by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings. But they struggle every time they see Buffalo. The Sabres w…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA — Surprise, surprise. So after a horrible stretch of three straight losses against non-playoff teams, the Buffalo Sabres went shot for shot against the NHL's best Thursday night. But even the unexpected answer still didn't produce a win. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Sabres in Am…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA – This is probably the last place the Buffalo Sabres need to be today. Reeling after three straight losses, and just 11 wins in their last 34 games, the Sabres face the tall task of meeting the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in Amalie Arena. It's a 7:30 game on MSG and WGR Radio. And while it's a mismatch on paper, it should be noted that the Sabres ar…

Latest Sabres

Jack Eichel felt helpless. All the Buffalo Sabres' captain could do was watch from the penalty box as Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos glided into the offensive zone and fired a wrist shot over Linus Ullmark's blocker Saturday night in KeyBank Center. That goal with 5:16 remaining in regulation was the eventual game-winner, and the red-hot Lightning escaped wit…

Latest Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres were the hottest team in the NHL when they carried a 10-game winning streak into Tampa Bay's Amalie Arena on Nov. 29. That distinction has since been earned by Tampa Bay, which won 17 of its previous 19 games entering a game Saturday night in KeyBank Center. This appeared to be a poorly-timed rematch for the Sabres. They were on the second night of a …

Latest Sabres

Say this for the Buffalo Sabres: They might be the last team the Tampa Bay Lightning hope to see come the first round of the playoffs in April. If the Sabres can somehow sneak in. The Bolts have some flat-out stupid statistics -- headlined by a 35-8-2 record. And although they're 2-1 against the Sabres this year after Saturday's 5-3 victory in KeyBank Center, they've be…

Latest Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres had little time to analyze what went wrong Friday night in Carolina. They had to take a late flight home and arrived at KeyBank Center early Saturday to prepare for the hottest team in the NHL. Puck drops between the Sabres (23-15-6) and Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 7:05 p.m. The two teams last met Nov. 29, when Buffalo's 10-game winning streak was …

Latest Sabres

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Buffalo Sabres had a late-night flight home. And who was in Buffalo waiting for them to play Saturday night in KeyBank Center? The hottest team in the NHL. Maybe the hottest team in a decade or more. Maybe a team that could be the best in the regular season of all-time. The Tampa Bay Lightning head into Saturday night's game with a 34-8-2 record a…

Colleges

Canisius College product and former Buffalo Sabres forward Cory Conacher has been named the AHL Player of the Month for November after piling up more than two points a game for the Syracuse Crunch. Conacher, 28, had 23 points in just 11 games in November, collecting eight goals and 15 assists. Syracuse, the Tampa Bay affiliate, went 9-0-2 in the month to overcome a slow…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA — The mood in the Buffalo Sabres' locker room wasn't somber, even though they fell short of making history Thursday night at Amalie Arena. With a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Sabres were unable to achieve the first 11-game win streak in franchise history. They allowed two unanswered goals in the third period after regaining the lead and twice coming ba…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA — The Buffalo Sabres' historic win streak is over. Despite rallying twice to tie the score and taking the lead with Tage Thompson's goal 2:29 into the third period, the Sabres had their run halted at 10 games with a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena Thursday night. A win would have given the Sabres, now 17-7-2 with 36 points, their first 11-ga…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA — The Streak Is Over. Long Live the Streak. We now return you to our regularly scheduled hockey season. The Buffalo Sabres' franchise-altering winning streak came to an end Thursday night, stopped in its tracks at 10 games as the Tampa Bay Lightning got a tiebreaking goal from Cedric Paquette with 5:41 left and held on for a 5-4 victory in Amalie Arena. Gett…

Latest Sabres

TAMPA – Welcome to the Quest for 11. It takes place Thursday night in Amalie Arena as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Tampa Bay Lightning, looking to extend their winning streak to heights it has never reached in their history. The game is at 7:30 p.m. on MSG and WGR Radio. The Sabres have won 10 straight for the third time since they were born in 1970 but will need t…