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There are moments in a season where a team hopes it has reached a low point and can only go up from here. The Buffalo Sabres have to hope they reached one of those Tuesday night as their crisis deepened with a 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild. An announced crowd of 15,522 in KeyBank Center saw the Sabres fall to 1-6-2 in their last nine games with the embarrassing defeat.…

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STOCKHOLM – The offensive production remains too inconsistent. As a result, the Buffalo Sabres' long-awaited trip to Sweden was rendered a complete dud. The Sabres had a season-high 43 shots on goal and 74 shot attempts Saturday but didn't put nearly enough pucks in the net as the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled away late for a 5-3 win over Buffalo in the final Global Series…

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STOCKHOLM – Sam Reinhart scored twice, nobody else did. The Buffalo Sabres' offensive struggles continued Friday on the other side of the Atlantic during a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning before a sellout crowd of 13,230 in Ericsson Globe. The Sabres (9-5-2) lost their fourth straight, fell to 1-4-1 in their last six games – and have not scored more than two goal…

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The slide deepens and so do the Buffalo Sabres' offensive struggles. Derick Brassard's fluke goal at 5:19 of the first period gave the New York Islanders the lead and they made it stand up to blank the Sabres, 1-0, Saturday night in KeyBank Center. The Sabres fell to 9-4-2 and are 1-3-1 in their last five games. It's the first time this season they have dropped two s…

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DETROIT – Sam Reinhart set up one goal and scored another Friday night while Linus Ullmark made 41 saves as the Buffalo Sabres dumped the reeling Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, at Little Caesars Arena. The Sabres improved to 9-2-1 by bouncing back from Thursday's ugly 6-2 loss in New York. They have yet to lose two games in a row this season. Detroit, meanwhile dropped to 3-8 …

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NEW YORK – A terrible first period proved ruinous for the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night as they gave up three goals and never caught up in a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. The Sabres fell to 8-2-1 as they endured the end of their second three-game winning streak of the season. The Rangers (3-4-1) snapped a five-game losing streak. New York…

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The Buffalo Sabres reversed a recent trend of building leads and then frittering them away Monday. Carrying a two-goal advantage into the third period, the Sabres pulled away from the Dallas Stars to earn a 4-0 victory before an announced crowd of 16,595 in a Columbus Day matinee in KeyBank Center. Victor Olofsson notched yet another power-play goal to grab a slice o…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alexander Texier's goal at 2:08 of overtime gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, foiling goaltender Linus Ullmark's bid to steal a win for his team. Nick Foligno stole the puck from Jack Eichel in the Buffalo zone and fed the puck to Texier alone in front and he made no mistake. An announced crowd of 14,61…

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DETROIT — Perhaps pigs do fly and the world really is flat. Because the Buffalo Sabres actually closed their season by putting together a winning streak and winning a game on the road. The Sabres posted back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-December by clubbing the Detroit Red Wings, 7-1, Saturday night in their season finale at Little Caesars Arena. Jeff Sk…

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A better effort, the same result. The Buffalo Sabres stayed with one of the top teams in the Western Conference for much of the game Tuesday night but Ryan Johansen's tie-breaking goal with 13:28 left gave the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the bedraggled Blue and Gold before an announced crowd of 16,569 in KeyBank Center. The Sabres (31-39-10) have lost three st…

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UNIONDALE — The New York Islanders are going to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three years. The Buffalo Sabres continue to count down to spring tee times for the eighth straight season. The Isles' 5-1 domination of Buffalo Saturday night in NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum clinched at least an Eastern Conference wild-card and kept them in the hunt for the Metro…

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DENVER — Zzzzzz. Not much of note took place Saturday in Pepsi Center. The Buffalo Sabres lost another road game, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Colorado Avalanche. They had seven shots on goal through two periods and the final count was 43-18. That pretty much shows how competitive the Sabres were in this one. Colorado goalie Philipp Grubauer didn't have much to …

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CHICAGO -- No matter what they do, the Buffalo Sabres can't find a way to win in "The Madhouse on Madison." The United Center no longer houses a Stanley Cup champion and probably won't even host a playoff game for the second straight year but the Chicago Blackhawks own the Sabres here. South Buffalo native Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal in the shootout as the …

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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…

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SUNRISE, Fla. – There's never many people in the stands at BB&T Center and Florida Panthers fans are missing a lot when the Buffalo Sabres come to town because their club can't lose. The Sabres dropped their sixth straight game here, collapsing in the third period of a 4-2 defeat that was their third in a row and further put a dagger into their slim playoff hopes. …