Buffalo Sabres

Fans return to Sabers games as team improves, but there are still plenty of empty seats

Fans streamed into KeyBank Center for Ryan Miller Night on Jan. 19 – an unfamiliar sight over the previous two seasons for the Buffalo Sabers. Two days later, the Sabers had their fifth sellout of the season for a Kids Day matinee contest, before the team left town for a four-game road trip. Fans watch …

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Rasmus Dahlin feels difference with this Sabers team from fraud winning streak of 2018

Let’s have a little story time. It’s Nov. 27, 2018. The Sabers have just beaten the San Jose Sharks in overtime on a goal by Jeff Skinner to earn their 10th straight win and tie the franchise record. KeyBank Center is full for the third time in seven days and the fans are euphoric. Rick …

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Phil Housley marveling from afar as Rasmus Dahlin ascends for Sabers

st. Paul, Minn. Phil Housley’s view of NHL games is different than the one he had from behind the bench the past nine seasons. After departing from his role as an assistant coach with the Arizona Coyotes over the summer, he’s watching from his couch. And, naturally, the Buffalo Sabers, whom he starred for as …

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Don Granato’s decision to cut back on practicing is paying off for Sabers

ST. Paul, Minn. Don Granato didn’t need to investigate the reason behind the Buffalo Sabers’ uncharacteristic performance in a Monday matinee against the Florida Panthers earlier this month. Granato saw all the signs of an exhausted team. The Sabers weren’t snapping tape-to-tape passes to create time and space on the ice in KeyBank Center. Turnovers …

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Sabers senior vice president is out at Pegula Sports & Entertainment

With the Buffalo Sabers hiring of a new chief operating officer to lead the business side of the organization, a team executive who worked in a similar role is now out. The Buffalo News has learned that Mike McFarlane is no longer with the senior leadership team of Pegula Sports & Entertainment, which runs the …

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NHL Power Rankings: Sabers and Avalanche Climb, Bruins Stay No. 1

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Aside from the mighty Bruins, two other teams went a perfect 4-0-0 over the past week in the NHL: the Avalanche and Sabers. For the Avs, what a difference a healthy lineup makes. It’s no coincidence the return of Nathan MacKinnon has helped them turn a corner, and even though they’re …

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Rasmus Dahlin’s thought on All-Star snub is ‘I guess the fans want to see forwards’

DALLAS – Rasmus Dahlin was smiling when he said it, but you could tell he was a little confused when asked about why he didn’t get selected for the Atlantic Division team in the NHL All-Star Game. After Tage Thompson was the Buffalo selection made by the NHL’s operations department, the Atlantic players voted into …

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Another dynamic play by Dylan Cozens starts Sabers’ march to victory

Still euphoric when stepping off the ice Thursday, Dylan Cozens was carrying the stick he used to score the game-winning goal and the puck he shot past New York Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin to cap the celebration of Ryan Miller’s legacy with a Buffalo Sabers victory. As Cozens made his way to the dressing room …

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Why the Sabers are willing to trade veteran winger Vinnie Hinostroza

CHICAGO – A key figure in the Buffalo Sabers’ resurgence late last season might be playing elsewhere soon. Sources confirmed to The Buffalo News on Tuesday morning that General Manager Kevin Adams has spoken to other teams in the NHL to gauge their interest in acquiring veteran winger Vinnie Hinostroza. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was first …

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Sabers fall to Florida after Luukkonen gets endorsement as the top dog in goal

When the Buffalo Sabers played their daily game of roster roulette on Sunday, goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was sent to Rochester on a “paper transaction” to get Peyton Krebs back in the lineup. The assumption was that Craig Anderson was likely getting the crease for Monday’s matinee against the Florida Panthers. So when coach Don Granato …

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