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February 21, 2019 - 10:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (WBEN/AP) — Nikita Kucherov is keeping exceptional company in the NHL record book — the kind of crowd that could fill out a wing at the Hall of Fame. Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:10 am
Tampa (WBEN) - As the Buffalo Sabres continue a slide and watch any hopes of making the NHL playoffs fade, General Manager Jason Botterill made a rare appearance with reporters on an off day and indicated Head Coach Phil Housley's job is safe. Botterill told reporters, "I think the coaching staff...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:30 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (WBEN/AP) — The Florida Panthers are playing their best hockey of the season now. They're hoping it's not too late. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two...
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February 19, 2019 - 12:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has sustained his third concussion in less than three years. The team announced the diagnosis on its Twitter account Tuesday, a day after Okposo was sent home for follow-up medical tests. The 30-year-old Okposo was hurt Friday, when he...
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February 17, 2019 - 8:53 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (WBEN/AP) — After going more than 13 months between wins, Cory Schneider is on a winning streak. So are the New Jersey Devils. Schneider made 34 saves to pick up his second win in three days and Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists as the Devils posted a 4-1 victory over the...
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February 15, 2019 - 10:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Rookie Alexandar Georgiev stopped 31 shots, including 13 in the final period, and the New York Rangers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Vladislav Namestnikov scored twice in the final four minutes, while also adding an assist. Jesper Fast and...
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February 12, 2019 - 9:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Jack Eichel set up two goals in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal 6:49 into the second period by crashing the net and redirecting Eichel's backhand...
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February 10, 2019 - 5:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal by redirecting Josh Morrissey's centering pass with 3:55 remaining and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Sunday to snap an 0-2-1 skid. Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves to help the Jets end their longest winless streak of...
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February 10, 2019 - 7:12 am
(WBEN/AP) Battling through injuries and playing without one of its best players for a half, No. 23 the University at Buffalo Bulls were resilient and rallied for its 22nd straight win at home. Jeremy Harris had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Bulls overcame an 18-point first half...
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February 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Casey Mittelstadt and Kyle Okposo scored power-play goals and the Buffalo Sabres won for just the fourth time in 11 games by beating the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Saturday. Linus Ullmark stopped 28 shots, bouncing back after allowing 10 goals on 75 shots in his previous two...
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