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I've covered the Sabres and National Hockey League for The Buffalo News since November 2018. My previous work included coverage of the Pittsburgh Pirates and University of Pittsburgh athletics for DKPittsburghSports.com.
Backed by stellar goaltending from Craig Anderson, the Sabres took the lead on Drake Caggiula’s breakaway goal with 37.8 seconds remaining in the second period and Vinnie Hinostroza delivered hockey's version of a scoop-and-score to help Buffalo pull away for a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.
There’s nothing new on the trade front, but there’s plenty to discuss about Eichel and the Sabres’ start to the season in this week's mailbag.
Tokarski stopped 37 of 39 shots, but the Buffalo Sabres fell to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in overtime Saturday at the Prudential Center.
Girardi coached the Sabres’ defensemen and penalty kill after Granato took over as interim coach on March 17. This season, he holds the title of development coach.
Buffalo failed to start the season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 2008-09, despite having the edge in shots (36-26) and shot attempts (68-40) against Boston.
Unlike the previous three opponents, the Bruins are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender with multiple stars up front and a healthy puck-moving defenseman on the back end.
Samuelsson, 21, missed the previous five weeks after suffering a lower-body injury on a blocked shot in the opening game of the Sabres’ Prospects Challenge.
In three games at center for the undefeated Sabres (3-0), Thompson has been among the club’s most impactful forwards.
Eakin is off to a strong start this season, centering an energy line with Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons on the wing.