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April 07, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres Sunday announced the team hasfired Head Coach Phil Housley of his duties. In a statement from the team, General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties. Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason...
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April 06, 2019 - 10:01 pm
DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — Jeff Skinner scored twice to reach the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career and the Buffalo Sabres closed out their season with a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist, and Sam Reinhart, Conor Sheary,...
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April 06, 2019 - 3:43 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo has promoted Nate Oats' top assistant, Jim Whitesell, to take over its men's basketball program. The Mid-American Conference Bulls announced the move Saturday, 10 days after Oats ended his four-year run at Buffalo to become coach at Alabama. Whitesell was associate...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:59 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Jason Pominville began the day unable to contain his emotions by choking up when coming to the realization he might be playing his final home game in Buffalo. The 36-year-old ended the day fist-pumping a crowd that provided the fan favorite a standing ovation...
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Sahlen Field. April 3, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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April 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Baseball in Buffalo returns for its 143rd season when the Buffalo Bisons take the field on Thursday afternoon. “I like to call it the greatest holiday in sports,” Bisons Marketing and Public Relations Director Brad Bisbing said. “There’s nothing quite like Opening Day and...
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April 02, 2019 - 10:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Ryan Johansen scored the go-ahead goal 6:32 into the third period, and the Nashville Predators stayed in the hunt for the Central Division title with a 3-2 win over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith also...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their fifth straight by beating the free-falling Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Sunday night. The Blue Jackets continued to close in on their third straight playoff berth while entering the final week...
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March 30, 2019 - 10:20 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Eberle continued his scoring surge with another goal, Anthony Beauvillier added two of his own and the New York Islanders clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016 with a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Michael Dal Colle and Ryan...
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March 28, 2019 - 11:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Dylan Larkin also had two goals for Detroit, and Filip Hronek also scored. Jimmy Howard made 35 saves as Detroit won for...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Local tourism is preparing for the NCAA Frozen Four. Local officials discussing details of the upcoming NCAA Frozen Four tournament that’s being held in Buffalo. The two semifinals games will be on Thursday, April 11, and the championship game will take place that...
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