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Calle Rosen's shot from the point threaded its way into the net for a power-play goal with 9:28 left Saturday night, snapping a tie and sending the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 exhibition win over the Buffalo Sabres in KeyBank Center. The Leafs swept the weekend home-and-home series between the Atlantic Division rivals and improved to 4-0 in the preseason. The Sabres ar…

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Little drama for 55 minutes, a lot of drama for five. That's the story of the Buffalo Sabres' season finale, a 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers Saturday night in BB&T Center. Jonathan Huberdeau, Colton Sceviour and Nick Bjugstad all scored in the first 14 minutes and the Panthers held on in sweeping the season series and leaving the Sabres with a fo…

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TAMPA, Fla. -- On a night of firsts, the Buffalo Sabres battled hard to derail the Tampa Bay Lightning's run to first place in the Atlantic Division. In the end, all the work was not enough. In a game that saw Buffalo's Casey Mittelstadt and Alexander Nylander both score their first NHL goals in the first seven minutes of play, the Lightning rallied with two quick goals…

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NASHVILLE -- Responding to the sight of a fallen teammate in a big way, the Buffalo Sabres exploded with three power-play goals on a major penalty late in the second period and went on to surprise the Nashville Predators, 7-4, Saturday night in Bridgestone Arena. Rookie defenseman Victor Antipin left the ice on a stretcher with 5:51 left in the middle period after being…

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The Buffalo Sabres' offense is back in a major funk, just above the historic ineptitude it showed around Thanksgiving. Enduring their second shutout defeat of the week, the Sabres got 35 shots on Montreal backup Antti Niemi but were blanked by the Habs, 3-0, Friday night in KeyBank Center. Artturi Lehkonen's second-period goal stood up, allowing Montreal to break its fo…

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In another battle for the bottom, the Buffalo Sabres again did the job at least some of their fans wanted to see by losing to the Arizona Coyotes. There was no open cheering for the visitors like there was when the Coyotes posted an overtime victory here in 2015 at the height of the tank for Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel In fact, there was ample booing of the Sabres la…

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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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WASHINGTON — With trade rumors creating plenty of loud chatter, the Buffalo Sabres' road point streak quietly went away Saturday night. The Sabres gave up a goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov after just 50 seconds and never caught up in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Capital One Arena. The Sabres played without winger Evander Kane for the first time this season, as the …

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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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Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson snapped a scoreless tie on a quick snap shot with 5:41 left Saturday night to give the St. Louis Blues a 1-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres before 18,777 in KeyBank Center. Paul Stastny posted a clean faceoff win over Ryan O'Reilly back to Gunnarsson at the left point and his shot clanked off the crossbar and dropped in the net behind Robin L…

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NEW YORK -- Three rallies. No go-ahead goal. Another loss. That was the disappointing tale for the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night as Pavel Buchnevich's goal with 3:58 left in the third period snapped the third tie of the night and gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over Buffalo in Madison Square Garden. Buchnevich, a 22-year-old who came from the KHL in Russia last s…

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PHILADELPHIA — The NHL's weakest offense was at it again here Sunday. The Buffalo Sabres had 31 shots on goal but struggled to beat Philadelphia backup and former Sabre Michal Neuvirth in dropping a 4-1 decision to the Flyers in Wells Fargo Center. Sean Couturier scored two goals, including an empty-netter with 1:15 left, as the Flyers handed Buffalo its third-straig…

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- That transition from outdoor hockey to the good ol' indoors didn't go so well for the Buffalo Sabres here Thursday night. Winger Nino Niederreiter returned from injury and poured in a hat trick over the first 24 minutes as the Minnesota Wild cruised to a 6-2 rout of Buffalo before 19,017 in XCel Energy Center. Niederreiter opened the scoring at 1:0…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Two years, two straight season sweeps of the Buffalo Sabres by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes won their sixth straight game over the Sabres, sending Buffalo into the holiday break with a 4-2 loss Saturday in PNC Arena. The Sabres will sit on a 9-20-7 record for Christmas, as well as their last-place standing in the Eastern Conference. They are 0-5…

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No shortage of chances, no rewards. Boston backup goaltender Anton Khudobin made 36 saves Tuesday night to outduel Buffalo's Robin Lehner as the Bruins blanked the Sabres, 3-0, in KeyBank Center. Khudobin posted his first shutout of the season to improve his record to 8-2-2. It was his second career shutout against Buffalo and allowed Boston to improve to 11-3-1 over…