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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. …

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NEWARK, N.J. – Forget about finally putting together a winning streak. Now the Buffalo Sabres are on a losing streak when they simply can't afford it. All-Star Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists as the New Jersey Devils built a 2-0 lead in the second period and made it stand up for a 4-1 win over the Sabres in Prudential Center on Sunday. The Sabres opened thei…

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Even with a pair of two-goal comebacks, the Carolina Curse continues. Teuvo Teräväinen's breakaway goal with 1:35 left in overtime gave the Hurricanes a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday in KeyBank Center. Teräväinen's unassisted tally, his second of the game, saw him deke Linus Ullmark to the ice as he broke in alone after Jack Eichel's shot went high and wide. …

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RALEIGH, N.C. — After seven straight losses, the Buffalo Sabres finally solved the riddle of the Florida Panthers last week with a victory in KeyBank Center. The Sabres now have to unlock a similar key to beating the Carolina Hurricanes. It's seven losses and counting for Buffalo against the Hurricanes, who scored three goals in the second period and held on for a 4-3 w…

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ST. LOUIS – Take back the Christmas presents. Give the Buffalo Sabres lots of coal for the second period Thursday night. In a scoreless tie at the first intermission, the Sabres got blitzed for three goals in the first 11 minutes of the middle period and couldn't catch up in a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Enterprise Center. It was the Sabres' seventh straight l…

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WASHINGTON — A tie game late in the third period and a grievous turnover behind the net from Carter Hutton. It meant curtains for the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. Hutton, a stalwart much of the season, lost the puck at a bad time and the giveaway turned into the Washington Capitals' winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Sabres in Capital One Arena. Hutton lost the p…

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NASHVILLE – A home team finally broke through in a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators. A six-game winning streak by the visitors in the series came to an end Monday as the Predators handed the Sabres a 2-1 defeat in Bridgestone Arena. Kevin Fiala's snapshot from the left circle with 3:26 left in the second period snapped a tie and proved to be the g…

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MONTREAL — Rasmus Ristolainen's slap shot from the right circle 1:38 into overtime burned Carey Price to give the Buffalo Sabres a scintillating 6-5 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night in Bell Centre. Ristolainen had been caught up ice but the Habs fired wide of the net on their break. The puck careened off the boards and the Buffalo defenseman burned dow…

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Neal Pionk and Jimmy Vesey scored goals 19 seconds apart early in the second period and goalie Henrik Lundqvist frustrated Buffalo with 39 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Sabres, 3-1, Sunday night in Madison Square Garden. The Sabres outshot the Rangers in the game, 40-22, including 15-5 in the first period. But they were stymied time after time by Lundqvist, a l…